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Pete Morris of Upper Arlington is a seller of wood-burning stoves and uses one to heat his house in the winter.
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George Milo

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I installed a Geothermal heating furnace and reduced my heatig cost from $1,200.00 a month to $ 150.00 per month av over those 3 months during the winter. If interested look online at Climate Master Geotherma heating furnace 2 stage low voltage 4 ton unit. AC in summer is almos free. $ 30 a month. Alternative source of heat.

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Might as well do something with all the ash trees that are coming down.
The end is near

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Insert clever comment here about Foolbama and the clowns in congress not letting US businesses drill for oil and natural gas, mine coal, or build more power plants.
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Exposure to smoke from burning wood causes heart and lung disease. The studies are so numerous I can't even list them here. One study I read says wood smoke is twelve times more deadly than cigarette smoke.
The air is already bad enough. Please don't make it worse.
http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/healtheffects.htm...
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Exposure to smoke from burning wood causes heart and lung disease. The studies are so numerous I can't even list them here. One study I read says wood smoke is twelve times more deadly than cigarette smoke.
The air is already bad enough. Please don't make it worse.
http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/healtheffects.htm...
Not only that but the outdoor wood fired boilers are emitting wood smoke at low levels. People are going to the ER because of it. And the Ohio EPA is too wimpy to regulate them.
Bob

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I guess the enviros are in a pickle. Drill for cheaper oil or burn wood ?
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George Milo wrote:
I installed a Geothermal heating furnace and reduced my heatig cost from $1,200.00 a month to $ 150.00 per month av over those 3 months during the winter. If interested look online at Climate Master Geotherma heating furnace 2 stage low voltage 4 ton unit. AC in summer is almos free.$ 30 a month. Alternative source of heat.
$1200.00 a mth? What did you live in, a 20,000 sq ft. stone castle???
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Bob wrote:
I guess the enviros are in a pickle. Drill for cheaper oil or burn wood ?
Bob, please enlighten us by how much less our heating bills will be if we drill for oil in our state parks. I'm looking for a percentage or dollar figure.
Terry J Blake

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To George Milo. Thank you for the info on Geothermal heating and cooling. I have been thinking of getting one of those system to replace my present heating system.

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The people in Ohio who answered the census question in regard to heating with wood are going to be sorry when OBOZO and his goons come knocking to tell them they cannot burn wood. The reason the man wants you to keep yourself warm HIS way is a little thing called TAXES. If you have a chain saw and a buddy with 10 acres of woods he likes to keep "cleaned" out Uncle Sam is in a pickle as how to tax that wood. Can't wait til 2012!
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George Milo wrote:
I installed a Geothermal heating furnace and reduced my heatig cost from $1,200.00 a month to $ 150.00 per month av over those 3 months during the winter. If interested look online at Climate Master Geotherma heating furnace 2 stage low voltage 4 ton unit. AC in summer is almos free.$ 30 a month. Alternative source of heat.
$1,200.00 a month????????WTH?????? I have gas heat and a programable thermostat and my bill runs less than $150 a month. Your getting jacked brother!
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Exposure to smoke from burning wood causes heart and lung disease. The studies are so numerous I can't even list them here. One study I read says wood smoke is twelve times more deadly than cigarette smoke.
The air is already bad enough. Please don't make it worse.
http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/healtheffects.htm...
How do you propose that some people heat their homes then?? Natural gas may not be available where they live, oil and propane are expensive, and electric is inefficent as a way to heat your home. Myself, I've been thinking about getting a pellet stove but not sure it is feasible at this time due to the construction of my house. Maybe the next house I can.
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DrC Ohio wrote:
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Not only that but the outdoor wood fired boilers are emitting wood smoke at low levels. People are going to the ER because of it. And the Ohio EPA is too wimpy to regulate them.
What a shame....Just wondering..Are they going to the ER because of smoke or that they blew up their still?
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Bob, please enlighten us by how much less our heating bills will be if we drill for oil in our state parks. I'm looking for a percentage or dollar figure.
Did I say we can only drill in the state parks ? Is that the way you debate doc ? If the only place we can drill is one state park then you would have an argument. Where have you read that the only place to drill is a state park ? We have hundreds of thousands of acres to drill on, lets think about those. We do know that the demand is increasing world wide and if production does not, the price goes up.
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Not only that but the outdoor wood fired boilers are emitting wood smoke at low levels. People are going to the ER because of it. And the Ohio EPA is too wimpy to regulate them.
Since you asked me for numbers, why don't you give somw also. How many people can you document that have gone to the ER because they have been hanging out beside outdoor wood fired boilers. And what do you mean by low levels ?
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GAS IT UP!!!

Wood burning stoves are fantastic if you don't mind the mess, maintain it, and have a source for cheap firewood. They are not a viable primary heat source unless you want to haul a load in every 4 hours or so, and let out the occasional bird that came down the flue. Been there, done that.

Wood Pellet Stoves are the biggest scam of the century. We had one that came with our house. It was the primary heat source for our large addition. They do not burn as clean as they say, the pellets weigh 40 pounds per bag and are full of dust, the pellets cost a FORTUNE (we burned a pallet per month at a cost of $280-$350). If you calculate the pennies per BTU, pellet heat can actually cost more than electric!

Our current set up is saving us a fortune. We heat our 2200sf 1912 Sears Roebuck Four Square with a 40,000 btu Vermont Castings Direct Vent Gas Stove and a 14,000 btu vent-free stove distributed across the first floor. It heats our entire house beautifully, including the upstairs. My gas bill this month =$95.00. My previous gas bills running my old 1954 Bryant 130k btu boiler ran $500 per month ON TOP OF the pellet costs I mentioned above.

Try it, you'll see.
We are tickled pink. GO GAS!!
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A lot of Ohio residences are not close to a Natural Gas supply. Wood stoves work well to augment other heating sources. Plus it is good exercise to cut (especially dead elm trees), haul, split and store the wood for the stove.

Geothermal is a great way to extend the efficiency of a heat-pump system. A bit of initial expense to lay out or dig the heat exchanger bed.

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George Milo wrote:
I installed a Geothermal heating furnace and reduced my heatig cost from $1,200.00 a month to $ 150.00 per month av over those 3 months during the winter. If interested look online at Climate Master Geotherma heating furnace 2 stage low voltage 4 ton unit. AC in summer is almos free.$ 30 a month. Alternative source of heat.
And you live in Florida?
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The end is near wrote:
Insert clever comment here about Foolbama and the clowns in congress not letting US businesses drill for oil and natural gas, mine coal, or build more power plants.
While living in the un-great state of Maryland in the mid '90s they proposed mandating catalytic converters on all home chimneys. Wait until that is brought up again. They can mandate that on all chimneys including gas furnaces, wood stoves and even those 'gas' emitting bathroom exhaust fan vent pipes.
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Terry J Blake wrote:
To George Milo. Thank you for the info on Geothermal heating and cooling. I have been thinking of getting one of those system to replace my present heating system.
You had better have a sizeable pond, or yard. If not your backyard will need numerous water wells , and looking at $ 30,000 to start with

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