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Unread 03-21-2012, 11:16 PM
 
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Default can you cook in fireplace in apt. complex?

i know cooking on balcony is not legal, but i wonder if it's ok to cook in fireplace in my apartment in an apt. complex? i am planning to buy a wood stove (about 1' tall), use it occasionally or when electricity is down

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Unread 03-21-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: One year in Raleigh, NC
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Only if you are looking to get evicted.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 12:11 AM
 
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i know cooking on balcony is not legal, but i wonder if it's ok to cook in fireplace in my apartment in an apt. complex? i am planning to buy a wood stove (about 1' tall), use it occasionally or when electricity is down

thanks
No, it's not legal. It's putting not only yourself but other tenants of the apartments in danger.

Frankly, I doubt it's even legal to put a wood burning stove in your apartment but you would have to check with management.




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Unread 03-22-2012, 05:51 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I doubt it's even legal to put a wood burning stove in your apartment but you would have to check with management.
I also highly doubt it. Where do you plan on keeping your wood pile - in the bathroom?
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Unread 03-22-2012, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Downtown Durham, NC
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Just cook over some duraflame logs, that way you don't have to worry about getting the fire going.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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where do you plan on venting it??

Not OK to cook outside, but think it's OK to do this INSIDE???
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Unread 03-22-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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i know cooking on balcony is not legal, but i wonder if it's ok to cook in fireplace in my apartment in an apt. complex? i am planning to buy a wood stove (about 1' tall), use it occasionally or when electricity is down

thanks
SERIOUSLY????
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Unread 03-22-2012, 07:54 AM
 
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Fire!!! Fire!!!
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Unread 03-22-2012, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Does your apartment complex offer common areas with bbq grills or pits? Instead of buying a wood stove buy a table top hibachi grill and use it in one of the picnic areas if that is permitted.

You'd be better off doing that than trying to cook in the fireplace. That doesn't even sound safe - and I say that without even knowing how your fireplace is constructed.
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Unread 03-22-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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You will be putting carbon dioxide into the apartment, I think. Those fireplaces are not meant to be used like that and don't have vents to the outside. Forget the manager's opinion, it is probably against the city's laws. But once the manager finds out, you will get a 3-day notice to quit, you will be liable for all the smoke damage (not just your apartment but any other area that was damaged), and you can kiss your deposit goodbye. If it starts a fire, you could be on the hook for tens of thousands.
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