Ban those stinking wood boilers

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Concerned

Watertown, NY

#1 May 3, 2008
I woke up again today to the smell of my neighbors wood boiler. Even though the windows are closed I can smell the stench. Why are they still legal? They smell worse than the dump. Bunch of freak'n woodchucks. What makes me even madder is they get HEAP money too to fill thier oil tank, then drain it and use it in their truck and brag about it.
really

Rome, NY

#2 May 3, 2008
what is a wood boiler
DEC Lover

Watertown, NY

#3 May 3, 2008
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has started working on regulations that could be put in place within the next year. An OWB, as the boilers are commonly called, is a freestanding structure that contains a firebox surrounded by a water reservoir. Water is heated, then circulated through the home. They are being touted as an alternative means of providing heat for buildings during a time when the price of oil is climbing. The purchase price of them is in the $5,000 to $10,000 range.

DEC spokeswoman Lori O’Connell said regulating OWBs is part of a larger plan, noting that the DEC is also working on stricter rules for outdoor burns.

“It’s an effort to improve air quality,” O’Connell said.

O’Connell would not comment on specifics about the regulations because they are in draft form and not being released to the public.

Too bad woodchucks. Get a life.
nuttin_honey

Keeseville, NY

#4 May 19, 2008
we have one and we love it
yup

Lowville, NY

#5 May 20, 2008
if people would put a chimney on them that is 2' taller than the nearest peak people wouldn't have to smell the smoke, look at pfendlers auto body how high there's is they don't need to be banned just regulated. it's no different then an open fire place in a house,
kite

Holland Patent, NY

#6 Feb 5, 2014
friggen whinners..rich aholes..that have the money to afford $4.00 gal fuel oil...get a life or move to the city, missy green acres panties.
Patriot

Sandy Creek, NY

#7 Feb 6, 2014
That,s just what we need. The dec puttin there noses up everybody's ass that burns wood.just like the goverment it,s all bullshit.
info only

Boonville, NY

#8 Feb 6, 2014
Concerned wrote:
I woke up again today to the smell of my neighbors wood boiler. Even though the windows are closed I can smell the stench. Why are they still legal? They smell worse than the dump. Bunch of freak'n woodchucks. What makes me even madder is they get HEAP money too to fill thier oil tank, then drain it and use it in their truck and brag about it.
When there working right they are no different then a fireplace or a wood stove I think what some people do is burn there garbage in it or burn wood with paint or stain on it . Maybe you should ask them if there burning there garbage in it next time you smell it.
stalker

Gouverneur, NY

#9 Feb 6, 2014
dry wood and a taller chimney will eliminate all the problem. I have a wood furnace in my home and on certain days I can smell smoke while standing in my yard. no one complains as everyone in my neighborhood burns wood. I enjoy cutting wood and can't afford to heat with fuel or propane. Operating any kind of wood heater in warm weather causes problems
also.
wonder boy

New Hartford, NY

#10 Feb 7, 2014
wood is a renewable resource . Oil gives off more toxic fumes . If you can smell through your closed windows ,you have holes and or uninsulated house . wood reduces our dependence on foreign fuel . you live in the north country where wood is our natural resource and the backbone of our economy . I smell your oil burning ,it stinks!
Made in USA

Rome, NY

#11 Feb 7, 2014
many people had lived in country homes and farms and survived winters with the wood burning stoves in their homes. Not as sophisticated as the systems in place in this day and age, but it was the best dang heat you could want for your home. If you had a good woodlot, you didn't have to worry about heat for the winter, All you had to do was pickup across-cut saw, an axe and learn to use them.
STRANGE isn't it that the older generations raised us up with them and we survived very well, and very cost effectively so I might add.
Bill

Gloversville, NY

#12 Feb 7, 2014
some of the smell from outdoor boilers , is because a few people burn things other than wood , like plastic , and burnable garbage .. and the smell of wood burning brings back good memories of the old days ....
Truth is

Utica, NY

#13 Feb 7, 2014
wonder boy wrote:
wood is a renewable resource . Oil gives off more toxic fumes . If you can smell through your closed windows ,you have holes and or uninsulated house . wood reduces our dependence on foreign fuel . you live in the north country where wood is our natural resource and the backbone of our economy . I smell your oil burning ,it stinks!
Like driving over the top of Deerfield hill and smelling the stinking city! I also smell the oil fumes when driving past houses heated with oil! If your in the country then accept the way of life or move back to the city! You can take the boy out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the boy!
Dead Tree Down

Gloversville, NY

#14 Feb 7, 2014
Burning wood keeps the forest clear of dead trees causing fire hazards and is a nice alternative to buying oil, propane or electric heat. You clean up the dead trees and save money. If you don't like it move back to the city.
F Oswego

Speculator, NY

#15 Feb 7, 2014
1-900-Waaa
We are waiting for your call.
wow

Utica, NY

#16 Feb 7, 2014
We've had an outdoor furnace over 8 years now and the money we save goes into investments. I feel your complaints are nothing more than sour grapes over the money you burn in your oil fired furnace. Two out of three of my closest neighbors burn wood, the third one burns pellets. Thank God the four of us control over 95% of the land around us, so you flat landers can go whistle out your butt. I will agree that outdoor furnaces do not belong in tight residential settings such as a city, village or populated hamlet. Our closest neighbor is over five hundred feet away, so they don't get bothered. They also burn wood.
Wonderful

Gloversville, NY

#17 Feb 8, 2014
I really think we need to worry more about the smell from the Dump!! How is that affecting your Lungs !!!!! Let alone making you feel nauseous.
I dont know

Boonville, NY

#18 Jul 17, 2014
kite wrote:
friggen whinners..rich aholes..that have the money to afford $4.00 gal fuel oil...get a life or move to the city, missy green acres panties.
. THANK YOU! and if you knew how much warmer it is than an oil boiler you would want one. And i actually think they smell awesome!
new

Schenectady, NY

#19 Jul 17, 2014
The new ones barley smoke at all if you burn dry wood.

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