Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Fresno County Considers Ban on New Fireplaces
Estimates of pollution from fireplaces ranges around 3%, so even the environmentalists question the value of the ban. They suggest requiring new fireplaces meet EPA standards.
Makes sense to me.
Unfortunately, the ban seems to be moving forward. It's passed once - it just needs one more review. Guess they just want to say they're doing something.
To read the story...
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Wood Stoves Hit the Popular Press
One, Getting Fired Up by Scott Gibson, identifies wood stoves as a counterpoint for rising fuel costs and notes a few of the issues to consider before purchasing. Not much new here, but a good general introduction for someone who hasn't thought about it before.
The second is a Q & A about chimney pots. That's something we haven't written about on the site yet. Michael Bentley, owner of the Chimney Pot Shoppe in Avella, PA and www.chimneypot.com answers that chimney pots are both decorative and useful for improving the draft - especially in a chimney that is too short.
If you're just beginning to explore woodstoves, visit our site. Perhaps start on this page. It lists many of the reasons to install a wood stove.