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Is the government clearing the way for a stove tax?

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1 hour ago, Alycidon said:

I would agree that having got your stove properly certified currently there is nothing in any legislation to prevent you burning wet wood unless you are causing a smoke issue for people living close to you,  that is an offence for which you can be prosecuted.  There are simply not enough people in local building control offices to enforce the regs currently in place.    Personally I would like to see a legal maximum moisture content on firewood sold by vendors like me but not only is that highly unlikely again it cant be enforced.

 

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Have you ever delivered fire wood at 20% or less moisture only to see it still sitting on the drive the next day in the pissing rain ?

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Are the government not better off just educating those new to the world of stoves how best to use them? Aside from the environmental issues associated with burning wet wood, it is much more expensive in the long term and will leave deposits in your stove and flue. Not sure why the authorities always feel the need to tax things they have "lost control" of?

 

Then again, this all plays into their hands - raising taxes for the environment despite the fact the extra money only plugs the black holes in the current budget. They must think we are fools :)

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On 15/07/2018 at 22:48, Stubby said:

Have you ever delivered fire wood at 20% or less moisture only to see it still sitting on the drive the next day in the pissing rain ?

Not had that pleasure, my wood is delivered in crates or vented bags and rolled into a garage or similar,  

 

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