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EPA To Ban Woodburning Stoves
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http://www.theorganicprepper.ca/the-epa-...l-09282013

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Shortly after the re-election of President Obama, the agency announced new radical environmental regulations that threaten to effect people who live off the grid. The EPA’s new environmental regulations reduce the amount of airborne fine-particle matter from 15 micrograms to 12 micrograms per cubic meter of air.

This means that most wood burning stoves would now fall into a class that would deemed unacceptable under these new draconian measures. The EPA has even launched a nifty new website called Burn Wise to try to sway public opinion.

On their site, while trying to convince people to get rid of their old stoves and buy the new EPA-certified stoves, they state that these older stove must be scrapped and cannot be resold.

From the EPA Site:

The local air pollution agency says I can’t sell my old wood stove to help pay for an EPA-certified wood stove. Why is that? Replacing an older stove with a cleaner-burning stove will not improve air quality if the older stove is reused somewhere else. For this reason, wood stove change out programs usually require older stoves to be destroyed and recycled as scrap metal, or rendered inoperable. (source)

And here is the information right from the EPA:

Enclosed is the list of wood stoves certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA Certified Wood Stoveslist contains information about wood stoves or wood heating appliances that have been certified by the EPA along with its manufacturer name, model name, emission rate (g/hr), heat output (btu/hr), efficiency (actual measured and estimated), and type of appliance. It also indicates whether the appliance is still being manufactured. An EPA certified wood stove or wood heating appliance has been independently tested by an accredited laboratory to determine whether it meets the particulate emissions limit of 7.5* grams per hour for noncatalytic wood stoves and 4.1* grams per hour for catalytic wood stoves. All wood heating appliances that are offered for sale in the United States are subject to the New Source Performance Standard for New Residential Wood Heaters under the Clean Air Act and are required to meet these emission limits. An EPA certified wood stove can be identified by a temporary paper label attached to the front of the wood stove and a permanent metal label affixed to the back or side of the wood stove.
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Soon they will be trying to regulate the CO2 emissions from our lungs, too!
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#3
Camp just isn't going to be the same without the windows and doors open in the middle of winter. Dodgy Fuck them, that stove isn't going anywhere. The EPA really must have nothing better to do.
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#4
Talk about ridiculous, unenforceable supported by people with nothing better to do, and no stake in the game.

The list of acceptable wood stove is actually pretty long. My Vermont Castings stove that was installed by the previous owners back in the 1980s is on the acceptable list.

And if it wasn't, what exactly were they thinking of doing? Do they plan to measure the output at the tophat of every home in America to verify compliance?

"Fucking ponderous" Dodgy /headcase
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Curmudgeon;120151 Wrote:Talk about ridiculous, unenforceable supported by people with nothing better to do, and no stake in the game.

The list of acceptable wood stove is actually pretty long. My Vermont Castings stove that was installed by the previous owners back in the 1980s is on the acceptable list.

And if it wasn't, what exactly were they thinking of doing? Do they plan to measure the output at the tophat of every home in America to verify compliance?

"Fucking ponderous" Dodgy /headcase

Maybe this is what the EPA SWAT Team is for.Ninja
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#6
I bet that eventually you won't be allowed to sell your house with a woodstove in it unless you have a certification from the EPA stating that the woodstove is acceptable.
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#7
Well I guess it's a good thing I just got rid of my wood burning stove and installed that tire burning stove I always wanted...
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#8
It is not a wood heating appliance ... it is a freestanding, externally-dampered, fireplace. Angel Problem solved.
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#9
Mine isn't that either, it's a big metal box where I store hot wood.
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#10
I pay $50 extra a month on my insurance for the one in my house just be able to use it and be covered just in case something happens because of it. Even in the summer! We don't heat with it full time either...only when we're home.Dodgy

Between the NFPA & EPA pretty soon you won't be able to own a Zippo without a permit.Angry
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