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Old 09-26-2019, 03:41 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?
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Old 09-26-2019, 04:22 PM
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This has already been discussed on this forum. It was probably in the Current Events or Great Debates forums, rather than here in the Nature forum.

I'm allergic to smoke, including bonfire / fire pit smoke, so banning would be fine by me. But more regulated might strike the right balance.

I only dislike it due to the smoke getting in, when I have windows open, and start smelling it coming in, and going from fresh air inside to smoky air (defeats the purpose of opening them). That, plus uncertainty over safety when people are boozed up around fire so close by.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:23 PM
 
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Should back yard fire pits be banned or more regulated?

Check your state/county for current burn bans.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Fire pits are not allowed by the HOA here, but wood-burning is OK. So we still get lots of wood smoke. Personally I dont mind it it, but others do.
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:08 AM
 
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I'm a big time BBQer, so I would not like to see any ban on that. The wood I use is seasoned and doesn't produce acrid smoke. I only use hardwood, fruit wood and nut wood. With most of these fire pits they burn resinous wood like pine. The odor isn't pleasant and the smoke is nasty and acrid. Many plants in the Everglades require a "burn off" in order to germinate. Naturally, these fires are caused by lightning. The smoke, ash and odor can linger for days. That is the price of living close to the Glades.
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:28 AM
 
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I'd rather smell a backyard fire pit than all the pot I smell around here on a daily basis.
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:27 AM
 
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I hate outdoor smoke unless very far off. We sold the RV, not due solely to RVers being maniacs about making wood fires in 90 degree weather but it was a factor of less enjoyable camping. We loved camping in Western states during droughts because wood fires were illegal.

One residential property we owned the neighbor kept burning trash in her backyard. I asked her to stop because it prevented me from gardening, due to coughing and watery eyes. She did not so I printed the county brochure stating laws against burning and she of course found other ways to annoy like propping 4x8 sheets of deteriorating plywood against my chainlink fence making it lean.

Sold that property and now have neighbors that stay indoors.
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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No
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:43 AM
 
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I'd rather smell a backyard fire pit than all the pot I smell around here on a daily basis.

Either smell is a stench but yes the pot smell is worse.



Several in the neighborhood seem to be using the fire pits to cover their pot use. It wasn't a problem until new people/pot smokers moved in a few years ago. Then a block away another pot user started using the burning for the samething. A third stay off my lawn neighbor started burning leaves, fallen branches, trash etc but now his teen kids light the pit up late afternoon/school everyday week day. Then on the weekends the old man lights it up for yard work.
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:33 AM
 
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i hope not. i love the smell of a good oak fire.
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