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Old 09-27-2019, 04:37 PM
 
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Should backyard fire pits be banned or more controlled. They've become too popular in this neighborhood to the point of the entire neighborhood smells like a burnt down building, not nature. They stink and leave a film of dust on everything including nature. Leaves and limbs accumulate this crap too.



Should back yard fire pits be banned or more regulated?
I'm pondering how much smoke a burn pit makes, compared to a 12000 acre wildfire....
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:19 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Should backyard fire pits be banned or more controlled. They've become too popular in this neighborhood to the point of the entire neighborhood smells like a burnt down building, not nature. They stink and leave a film of dust on everything including nature. Leaves and limbs accumulate this crap too.



Should back yard fire pits be banned or more regulated?
Banned by whom? Some busybodies?
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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Banned by whom? Some busybodies?

Here in western WA, bans are set by The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. Does no one else have burn bans?
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Old 09-28-2019, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I do not like the idea of a ban on fire pits. My yard is my yard, and if I wanted to burn yard waste and toast marshmallows I should be able to. Obviously, the size of the fire needs to depend on the space you have, and just natural yard waste and wood...no stinky trash.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:47 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Here in western WA, bans are set by The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. Does no one else have burn bans?
Nope

We have a fire pit, a wood burning stove and a fireplace. Surprisingly enough San Diego can get cold at night in the winter. High to mid 30s. We use the stove entirely for heat. We also have quite a number of smokers for delicious meats.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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I would love to see backyard fire pits banned. BBQs are a different animal.
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Old 09-30-2019, 10:02 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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OK, you want to ban fire pits because of the smoke. Would you happen to live in an area where people have wood burners in their homes? That smoke goes outside too. Want to ban them?

And I agree with uggabugga. I love the smell.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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OK, you want to ban fire pits because of the smoke. Would you happen to live in an area where people have wood burners in their homes? That smoke goes outside too. Want to ban them?

And I agree with uggabugga. I love the smell.
In my township people are only allowed to burn wood in their firepits and burn barrels. They are not allowed to burn leaves of any garbage.

That said; many people have fireplaces, wood burners and inserts. I have not heard any mention of banning wood burned inside a house. When people burn outside it is usually only for a very short time; a few hours until it goes out. Sometimes there are parties that last a little longer; but that is not the norm. With the inside wood burners and fireplaces; they can burn contiguously.

Now onto a bigger problem: our dying forest: https://www.theguardian.com/environm...risis-resource. With so much of our forest dying it would be a waste to not use all that dead wood. There is a lot of potential good energy with a good portion of our forest that will dye. Not only is it a waste; but it is fuel for forest and brush fires. If we do nothing; we could loose everything. It is wise to remove this threat instead of letting nature take it course.

That said; there are better ways to burn wood. The old outside woodstoves used to produce tons of smoke and gag the neighbors. Newer outside wood furnaces produce very little smoke. The same can be said for better municipal waste furnaces. The clock is ticking as the pest destroy our forest; do nothing and we all could pay a heavy price.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:11 PM
 
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I do not like the idea of a ban on fire pits. My yard is my yard, and if I wanted to burn yard waste and toast marshmallows I should be able to. Obviously, the size of the fire needs to depend on the space you have, and just natural yard waste and wood...no stinky trash.
And thereís the problem. Your yard may be your yard, but the smoke travels all over your neighborhood. You find a way to keep the smoke in your yard, then have at it.

Campfires, itís called campfires. Campfires used to be used when you were (you know) actually camping. As in out in the woods, with likeminded people, who were doing the same thing. No one had campfires at their home every weekend. Now itís everywhere, regardless of the fact people live cheek by jowl next door to their neighbors. Too bad for them I guess.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Should backyard fire pits be banned or more controlled. They've become too popular in this neighborhood to the point of the entire neighborhood smells like a burnt down building, not nature. They stink and leave a film of dust on everything including nature. Leaves and limbs accumulate this crap too.
Should back yard fire pits be banned or more regulated?
Not allowed where we live, but check your local city and county zoning and codes.
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