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Old 02-01-2007, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Catskill mountains NY
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Hi Folks,
Have the East TN counties any regulations on wood heat? What is the preffered type of heating fuel in the rural areas, oil, N gas, propane?
Thanks
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Baning the choice of how to heat your house??? You haven't ever lived in TN have you? hehehhee I am just teasing you but I find lots of folks that come from very regulated/lots of zoning laws areas, they don't realize the big difference here. The local governments don't tell people what to do much at all on their own property, very few zoning laws and unless it is illegal activity of some sort, you can do what you want with your property.
But to answer your question, electric/propane/wood/ heating oil furnaces.
Hope that helps.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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Default Heating

I am not allowed to talk about where I come from on this site but I can tell you in many states there are "NO Burn" days to compensate for the bad air pollution. Glad to see Tennessee doesn't have to worry about those kind of days.

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Old 02-01-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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"no burn days?" Wow, here in NJ, we can't burn at all--unless we have a permit. Big fine if we burn leaves or anything like that.

Burning papers? no way! EVER!

It even includes having a campfire or firepit in your yard...unless you're cooking something.

So if we're having a campfire, we just keep a package of hotdogs nearby in case "the man" comes!

Zoning here is insane as well.

We have 100-300 foot buffer zones from any body of water. On a piece of property we were looking at, there was a drainage ditch running through it, that emptied sewer water from the subdivision above.

We couldn't disturb the land within 100 feet of the drainage ditch because it was considered "wetlands".

These are among the reasons I want OUT!!!
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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p.s. They do let us heat with our wood stove though. But only after charging us an arm and a leg for the building permit and having the building inspector out twice during installation!
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:23 PM
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Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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I am not allowed to talk about where I come from on this site but I can tell you in many states there are "NO Burn" days to compensate for the bad air pollution. Glad to see Tennessee doesn't have to worry about those kind of days.
Of course you can talk about where you come from on city-data!
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Old 02-01-2007, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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I am not allowed to talk about where I come from on this site but I can tell you in many states there are "NO Burn" days to compensate for the bad air pollution. Glad to see Tennessee doesn't have to worry about those kind of days.
No one said you couldn't talk about where you came from silly. Just keep this particular forum about TN as well.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:17 PM
 
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The only catch on heating with wood is that many loan companies will not let you buy a house if its sole source of heating is listed as "wood". Of course, that doesn't mean that you can't supplement with wood; I don't think any place in TN prohibits woodburning fireplaces.

There are localities that prohibit outside burning, such as Maryville. IMO, that's a good thing because lots of the older country folks like to burn their trash in a barrel outside, and lots of that trash contains plastic which isn't especially healthy or good-smelling at all.
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Old 02-15-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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Banning wood burning indoors and out is to protect peoples health . It should be banned in Tennessee(and everywhere else) Numerous studies have been done. Wood smoke harms health in numerous ways. Especially infants and children, elderly and those that already have health issues. See burning issues website to read how bad it really is. It is a serious enough problem that it should be totally banned except for folks that have hundreds of acres between neighbors. Even then it needs to be mitigated as much as possible because it can travel close to the ground up to 700 miles and stay in the air for up to three weeks.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Middle, TN
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LOL, some also complain that the methane and ammonia in cow poop rise into the air causing problems too. Good lord, should they be banned also? What'll they do to stop 'em? Kill 'em all ... or just plug their but with a cork so they'll die without wasting bullets or putting gunsmoke in the air?


I like firewood ... I like beef ... I like to hunt & fish and also love to shoot my guns. Glad to live in Tennessee where I doubt we'll see any of them banned. There's a reason I've never left Tennessee ... it's also known as '' God's Country ''
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