Ban on coal and " wet " wood for use in wood burners and fireplaces

Is this taking things a wee bit too far ?House coal and wet wood to be phased out by 2023 to cut pollution
How do you enforce it ?
Anthracite has a distinct smell , but how will they police the burning of wood ?
A lot of people in the countryside , and elderly people in towns too , rely on wood and coal fires .
At 45 pence a litre for fuel oil , so do I , frankly .
There are two wood suppliers in the village ( population 350 ) and we all have the good common sense to know the diff between seasoned and unseasoned wood ( If you don't , you get chimney fires ) .What happens to them ? Let me guess , they will need a licence and their details will be passed on to HMRC as well .
My view is it's a hammer to crack a walnut , frankly
 

Ex_crab

Old-Salt
My local log man has just given up and retired early. He didn't fancy some jobsworth with a damp meter coming round to test his logs before he could sell them.
 
To add , the council round here don't even come out when people are burning mattresses , so I doubt they'll come out to a report of the " wrong sort of wood smoke "
 
Well that's going to cause problems for any Biomass unit that burns renewable wood.
Euroforest have opened a new plant near me and I doubt all their logs (tree trunks) are, or ever will be, dried
 
Always seems to be a ready supply of discarded pallets and the recent storms have left plenty of broken fences.
 

Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
The fire in my local always spits. Why? Because the idiot of a landlady doesn't take the nails out of that which she burns.

The same with seasoning. If people are going to burn wood, then find ways of making them use the right stuff.

@Ex_crab, far from going out of business, your local log man should have been rubbing his hands with glee at becoming an approved source.

As ever, this will all be done cack-handedly.
 
Is this taking things a wee bit too far ?House coal and wet wood to be phased out by 2023 to cut pollution
How do you enforce it ?
Anthracite has a distinct smell , but how will they police the burning of wood ?
A lot of people in the countryside , and elderly people in towns too , rely on wood and coal fires .
At 45 pence a litre for fuel oil , so do I , frankly .
There are two wood suppliers in the village ( population 350 ) and we all have the good common sense to know the diff between seasoned and unseasoned wood ( If you don't , you get chimney fires ) .What happens to them ? Let me guess , they will need a licence and their details will be passed on to HMRC as well .
My view is it's a hammer to crack a walnut , frankly
Policed by outlawing it’s sale.

nothing about individuals burning it.
 
Always seems to be a ready supply of discarded pallets and the recent storms have left plenty of broken fences.
This is the issue. If the pallets not treated then it’s normally seasoned by the time you burn it.

burning fence panels normally results in kreasote and derivatives going up the chimney.

the banning of wet wood shouldn’t be too bad as wet wood isn’t great for burning and cloggs yo your chinney
 
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Well that's going to cause problems for any Biomass unit that burns renewable wood.
Euroforest have opened a new plant near me and I doubt all their logs (tree trunks) are, or ever will be, dried
It’s not till I got a wood burner I realised how many stacks of tree trunks you see in farmers fields ‘seasoning.’

next time your on a motorway you’ll be surprised. It goes on a lot of the time.
 

Fake Sheikh

War Hero
Time to get this out!
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She has been to long dry & now she wants to get wet & dirty.

Local wood going to get decimated now!

Oh & please wear full chainsaw ppe as these are not toys & CS30/31 & 32 will help you also!
 

Helm

MIA
Moderator
Book Reviewer
There are lots of new age "pagans" we could start using them in lieu of witches*




*Yes I know hanged in England but go with it.
 

Yokel

LE
What about those of us who live out in the sticks and have coal fires from when the house was built? What is special about this approved coal? Low Carbon?

As for wood, will they ban bonfires?
 
the banning of wet wood shouldn’t be too bad as wet wood isn’t great for burning and cloggs yo your chinney
As I said in my post .
We are all savvy enough to only burn seasoned wood , but as #Archer says , loads of biomass units that have just been installed will become redundant.
 
Time to get this out!
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She has been to long dry & now she wants to get wet & dirty.

Local wood going to get decimated now!

Oh & please wear full chainsaw ppe as these are not toys & CS30/31 & 32 will help you also!
I was listening to some fukwit with his chainsaw on the other side of our valley this morning.What’s with the constant revving of the engine between cuts? Is it essential for the engine,or do such people think it sounds “cool”?
 

Chef

LE
A brilliant move by government. Alienate a sizeable section of the population, introduce a new bit of legislation to be enforced to the nth degree.

Presumably a new revenue stream for the council FPN officers with rights to enter anybody's home/premises to check correct fuel is being burned.

Coal merchants will simply export to Chinese power stations.

Net impact on saving Polar penguins?

Nil.
 

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