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Nice one....


Very interesting. Heard something like this on the radio.

So people buy "kiln dried" from their local Esso that has been sat on the forecourt for a month and is far, far wetter than anything in my shed that has been air dried.




Editted.... as I found that the Scandinavians ARE regulating.


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Correction. Added link

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All sounds very wooly.  From the BBC


"But a Defra spokesman told BBC News that open fires, coal-burning and wood-burning would not be nationally banned. Instead, new stoves – including wood-burners – would have to be cleaner. And people would also be encouraged to burn dry wood, because it emits fewer particulates."


What does encouraged to burn dry wood mean? Not banning wet wood but your very naughty if you use it? Sounds like more unenforceable nonsense 

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7 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

But nudging the public to burn dry wood could be a good thing.
Less cnuts burning pallets.

Yes a nudge the right way would be a good thing.


How about EH make examples of severe repeated offenders and it might scare the rest into action. From what I have read elsewhere they do little to nothing about those who are blatantly burning wet wood and making large amounts of pollution.

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From 1 January 2015, the use of log fires for heating was banned in Paris and seven of its surrounding regions (the ban includes open fireplaces and log burners). From the same date, 435 other cities in France banned open fireplaces.

Maybe same for UK next?

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I can see this being law, that is, not so much encouraging the burning of dry wood but the total banning of open fires or log burners before long..


I think the push to promote  a clean environment is a good thing for its own sake, but I suspect the real concern of government isn't a log fire in the odd cottage but the fear that hundreds of thousands of people might one day go to the parks and forests to chop down tree's when the expense of heating gets to much for em..


 better to encourage insulation first than the burning of forests.. 

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Just been watching a program on German tv about Fine Particulate.

using dry wood makes a big difference and also the lighting of the fire.

not from beneath but from the top downwards.

 I think people should know how to use the stove probably.

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1 hour ago, Stere said:

I think they should be banned/restricted in cities if the house is on a mains gas supply.



I don,t

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