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Old 05-23-2018, 05:28 PM
 
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You might feel differently if you lived in a neighborhood where the houses are very close together. It's inconsiderate and selfish. Of course there are people who still think cigarette smoking should be allowed in public spaces--all about their personal freedom!
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Old 05-23-2018, 05:31 PM
 
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You might feel differently if you lived in a neighborhood where the houses are very close together. It's inconsiderate and selfish. Of course there are people who still think cigarette smoking should be allowed in public spaces--all about their personal freedom!
I lived in south side, it wasn’t a big deal, most of the time it smelled delicious when they did some good ash or pine.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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You might feel differently if you lived in a neighborhood where the houses are very close together. It's inconsiderate and selfish. Of course there are people who still think cigarette smoking should be allowed in public spaces--all about their personal freedom!
I would never live so close together to put myself in that position. The noise would bother me more as I certainly like the smell of a wood burning fire.
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Old 05-23-2018, 06:09 PM
 
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My neighbor down the street burns pallets, I have lung tumors and it kills me every time.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Etna, PA
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ACHD - AQ Burn Facts

Here are the regs on open burning within the County.

No material other than clean wood, propane, or natural gas may be open burned EXCEPT for:
o Commercially available fire logs, paraffin logs, or wood pellets;
o Paper or commercial smokeless fire starters in order to start a fire;
o Charcoal for the preparation of food only.

 Fires may be no larger than 3’ wide by 3’ long by 2’ high.

 Fires must be at least 15 feet from the nearest neighbor’s dwelling or inhabited area, including:
o Property line
o Roadway
o Sidewalk
o Public access area

 Wood burning activities are prohibited on Air Quality Action days, with the exception of burning
for the commercial preparation of food

 Burning may be prohibited or reduced if it is considered a nuisance, based on the following
criteria:
o The severity of the amount of air pollutants;
o The duration or frequency of open burning;
o The topography of the surroundings;
o The meteorological conditions.
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh (via Chicago, via Pittsburgh)
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I lived in south side, it wasn’t a big deal, most of the time it smelled delicious when they did some good ash or pine.
Agreed. nothing smells better or ignites the primal joy inside me like a real fire.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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nah, come on. It may be harmful, but you aren't standing there breathing it in for minutes at a time. You move around, you avoid it. The plume does not follow you. If you ARE engulfed in it, then sure, you might have a case when you ask your neighbor to move the fire pit, or erect some screen.

Smokers on downtown streets are WAY more hate worthy.
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:55 PM
 
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nah, come on. It may be harmful, but you aren't standing there breathing it in for minutes at a time. You move around, you avoid it. The plume does not follow you. If you ARE engulfed in it, then sure, you might have a case when you ask your neighbor to move the fire pit, or erect some screen.

Smokers on downtown streets are WAY more hate worthy.
My neighbors fire will fill our valley with smoke, there is no way to avoid it.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:01 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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nah, come on. It may be harmful, but you aren't standing there breathing it in for minutes at a time. You move around, you avoid it. The plume does not follow you. If you ARE engulfed in it, then sure, you might have a case when you ask your neighbor to move the fire pit, or erect some screen.

Smokers on downtown streets are WAY more hate worthy.
I had a neighbor who, when he grilled food in his yard, the smell went right in my living room. I had to keep the windows closed. Unfortunately, I didn't realize it until the living room was already full of smoke and smell. (I'm not someone whose "primal joy" is tripped by fire.)
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Smokers on downtown streets are WAY more hate worthy.
At least equally hateworthy. I avoid Sixth Avenue and Smithfield Street as much as possible. Move it to the rooftops.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Exactly this.

If I was seriously so concerned about air quality, I wouldn’t pick Pittsburgh to live.
I wouldn't live in a city. If my health depended on it, I'd move further out. On the other hand, those people probably burn wood, too.
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