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Old 10-09-2019, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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The city here even puts out fire pits. It smells so good in the winter with so many fire places/pits going. It smells best if oak or mesquite. There is no better smell than a smoker loaded with fine meats going full tilt.
Wood burners and fireplace inserts will burn 24/7 in the colder months. Therefore everybody down wind of them will smell the smoke for as long as they burn. Fire pits usually only burn for a few hours and then the people get tired and go inside. On the surface of this argument I would think that the wood burners and fireplace inserts would offend more people than the fire pits - since you don't get a break from them.

That said we have allowed people to build fireplaces forever. We also have not banned wood stoves or the fireplace inserts. Our government loves to collect the taxes on the sale of these items. It would almost be un-American to suggest we ban fireplaces or wood stoves. Plus, with all the dead wood from all the trees infested by invasive pest, it might be even more dangerous not to clear out the dead wood to burn in our fireplaces. Forest fires and brush fires create considerably more smoke than the wood burners, fireplaces and fire pits.

My one big problem with our fire pits is that some people think that fire pits are 100% safe to burn. If there is a burn ban in effect or it is extremely dry outside; it is not safe to use a fire pit. The sparks on a hot windy dry day can easily catch dead dry grass or surrounding brush on fire.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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...I was out at the edge of town picking up walnuts yesterday evening and the slight waft of smoke in the air was a wonderful reminder of it being fall! Just because you can smell something does not mean the concentration of the substance is enough to cause any harm to your health, especially something as limited and sporadic as the use of fire pits, smokers, and barbecue grills.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Wood burners and fireplace inserts will burn 24/7 in the colder months. Therefore everybody down wind of them will smell the smoke for as long as they burn. Fire pits usually only burn for a few hours and then the people get tired and go inside. On the surface of this argument I would think that the wood burners and fireplace inserts would offend more people than the fire pits - since you don't get a break from them.

That said we have allowed people to build fireplaces forever. We also have not banned wood stoves or the fireplace inserts. Our government loves to collect the taxes on the sale of these items. It would almost be un-American to suggest we ban fireplaces or wood stoves. Plus, with all the dead wood from all the trees infested by invasive pest, it might be even more dangerous not to clear out the dead wood to burn in our fireplaces. Forest fires and brush fires create considerably more smoke than the wood burners, fireplaces and fire pits.

My one big problem with our fire pits is that some people think that fire pits are 100% safe to burn. If there is a burn ban in effect or it is extremely dry outside; it is not safe to use a fire pit. The sparks on a hot windy dry day can easily catch dead dry grass or surrounding brush on fire.

This is true. That is a big problem in primitive camp grounds. People think the pit is out and it's not and relights. Fire pits can burn for days.

It's kind of odd that San Diego, as dry as it is, never has burn bans.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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This is true. That is a big problem in primitive camp grounds. People think the pit is out and it's not and relights. Fire pits can burn for days.

It's kind of odd that San Diego, as dry as it is, never has burn bans.
They are nuts in California! They talk about the environment and I always had a hard time breathing when I drove truck to the LA area. If it wasn't the smog; it was the fires. Then they also had so many off road vehicles that sometimes the dust would look like fog on the interstates. They have to be nuts; mountains do not look like checker boards in states that really care about the environment. I think, when they talk about the environment, that they simply mean that everybody else should worry about their environment - don't do as we do; do as we tell you to do!
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Old Today, 06:38 AM
 
Location: SE WI
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If anyone happens to be flying over the central part of Lake Michigan this weekend, look to the western shore. You will be able to see a long plume of smoke coming from my yard burning all the leaves that have fallen. In a couple more weeks, there will be one bigger yet. Thought this may interest some of you....
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