Wood burners and open fires face restrictions in new clean air plan

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  1. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

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  2. Harry Angstrom

    Harry Angstrom Striker

    Sunderland was a smokeless zone in 60s.
  3. Was always gonna happen as they become more popular.
  4. Alan BStard

    Alan BStard Striker


    Although we'll be goosed if they ban coal. :(
  5. GingerNick

    GingerNick Striker

    presumably they will just come up with some sort of particulate filter for the flues
  6. PTR

    PTR Striker

    I'm all for them, as long as the trees are replanted to replace what is used. Its a renewable fuel really.

    Although the house 2 doors up from my parents has had one fitted, and I was surprised to find out just how much they smell. Its really strong.

    I like the smell of a fire, but I wouldn't want to have to put up with it every day, and have that smell on my clothes etc.
    Maybe there's a better way to do it? Especially having the flu raised above the roofline, and a restriction on the fuel that can be sold (seasoned would be better I assume?)
  7. It wasn't allowed in my last place. Still burned the fucker like. :lol:
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  8. Mackem00

    Mackem00 Striker

    Anything that helps stop the constant bleating from people who've gettin in a log burner is fine by me.
  9. Wilfy

    Wilfy Striker

    Love mine like.
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  10. What would they have to bleat about? Loved my free, warm house.

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    They could be chucking owt on the fire though ,old videos burn well i remember
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  12. anth

    anth Winger

    Had one in a cottage I rented for a weekend away, great at warming the room, until it got too warm, even after closing the vents right down. If and when I remodel my downstairs to make it a big open plan kitchen dining room I'd probably put one in, at the moment the room is too small unless the fire was tiny.
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  13. Alan BStard

    Alan BStard Striker

    The report I read was a ban/reduction on 'wet wood' and quoted the wood being sold by garages as such. I think to have properly seasoned wood it needs to have been done so over at least two years and preferably more. Thats why it costs more.
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  14. Mackem00

    Mackem00 Striker

    Anybody who has had a log burner fitted must tell you that they've had a log burner fitted and it's git great within ten minutes of being in your company. It's just the rules. They are the central heating versions of vegans/TA/off shore workers.
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  15. Oh, I thought you meant complaining.

    Oh, and fuck off ; )
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  16. bernardbresslaw

    bernardbresslaw Striker

    So when unseasoned wood is burned off the smoke has just got added steam? don't see what the problem is :confused:
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Striker

    I get all of mine from a couple of forresters who operate around the Epsom and Reigate areas. They look after the commons etc. Its all good seasoned stuff.
  18. bernardbresslaw

    bernardbresslaw Striker

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  19. PTR

    PTR Striker

    No, the wood doesn't completely burn as the water/steam stops it getting hot enough. So you get unburned hydrocarbons in the smoke.
  20. Alan BStard

    Alan BStard Striker

    Neither would I but it seems there's more to it than that. The one thing I do know is that when we burned logs on our open fire that had only been seasoned for about a year we needed the sweep more frequently. Loads of tar and stuff comes off logs. Anyhow, one time we let it go too long resulting in a massive chimney fire and haven't burned logs since that day.

    Edit: see PTR who has just nipped in above.

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