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Old 09-29-2017, 02:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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End of a 21st Century fashion icon.

Latest story being bandied about in the UK papers is that the Lord Mayor of London is planning to introduce a ban on that 21st Century fashion icon, the wood burning stove! Middle class homes throughout the capital (as well as the rest of the UK), have been flocking to install these stoves as a centre piece in a stylish lounge. Well now they are creating so much pollution in the city that London risks slipping back into the era of "Smog", and the wood burning stove risks being banned altogether.

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Well, they will just have to go back to coal then.
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Well, they will just have to go back to coal then.
Which the British Island (England) is basically sitting on.
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Isn't it cheaper to import it?
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Coal for house heating was banned years ago, unless it was expensive, processed, smokeless stuff.
The UK, from the highland line to the south downs, is a vast coal field. But now we have closed all our mines. The last deep mine was capped off 18 months ago. We bought cheap coal, from Eastern Europe, but now, with only 9 coal fired power stations (we produce more solar energy than coal fired) which some days are not required to produce any electricity at all, we can supply coal from a few opencast mines and a small amount of imported coal.
Most homes are centrally heater with gas or oil fired heating, but the trend is a swing to electric heating(!). Wood burning stoves are just an addition, lit when guests are coming round, a middle class affectation. Hence the proposed ban.
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Coal for house heating was banned years ago, unless it was expensive, processed, smokeless stuff.
That was the joke, of course. Don't forget, there is more energy available in the Thorium in coal than from burning it.

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...but the trend is a swing to electric heating(!).
Learn from our mistakes. Electric radiant ceiling heat causes brain cancer.
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Twits. Just start building a stove that looks like a good old fashioned iron wood burning stove and make it run on natural gas. You'll get your flickering flame and not have to put up with the stink a wood burning stove leaves in the house.
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Else leave 21st Century fashion for 21st Century technology:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_mass_heater

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