#1  
Old 12-10-2009, 10:15 AM
papavino's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 220
Default Burn bans

A WFO doesn't do a lot of good on a burn ban day. Two days in a row so far. Could risk it, but don't like the prospect of a $1000 fine. I can't wait for a windy day to come and clear the air.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-10-2009, 11:08 AM
cynon767's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 230
Default Re: Burn bans

I don't know how it is in your area, but locally hereabouts there are exceptions written into the burn-ban rules for ovens and cookstoves... basically, any fire which is used specifically for cooking is exempt. It might be worth looking into.
__________________
-jamie


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-10-2009, 01:59 PM
kebwi's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Posts: 1,010
Default Re: Burn bans

Geez, where do you even hear about it (for Seattle)? I'd hate to fire up my oven and get in trouble just because I don't know any better.
__________________

Website:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

WFO Webpage:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-10-2009, 02:17 PM
DrakeRemoray's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 1,211
Default Re: Burn bans

In Colorado cooking appliances are exempt from the overall ban that says you cannot install a wood burning fireplace in a new home, but they are NOT exempt from pollution based burn ban days (called red days here).

Drake
__________________
My Oven Thread:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-10-2009, 03:01 PM
papavino's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 220
Default Re: Burn bans

Yeah, my impression is that the Puget Sound is similar to Colorado in that WFO's are not exempt from air pollution burn ban days. I think we can use them on Stage 1 days, but days like today (Stage 2) are completely out. Don't quote me on Stage 1 use, though.
For those in the Puget Sound area, check out this site:
Air Actions Status | Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-10-2009, 03:02 PM
papavino's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 220
Default Re: Burn bans

And for the record, I don't know if pleading ignorance will exempt you from your first fine. I don't plan on finding out.

*EDIT:
You can also sign up for notification of burn bans and burn ban cancellations on the link provided above. I just did it. I think it is worth the time for anyone in Pierce, King, Kitsap or Snohomish counties.

Last edited by papavino; 12-10-2009 at 03:11 PM. Reason: Added counties affected by Puget Sound burn bans
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-10-2009, 09:02 PM
cynon767's Avatar
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 230
Default Re: Burn bans

Around here, too, you can look on the local air quality control web site for burn status.

And although you really have to look deep through the regs to find the exemption for cookstoves, it's in there. The burn bans in my city/county apply to heat, but not cooking.
__________________
-jamie


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-11-2009, 07:59 AM
DrakeRemoray's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 1,211
Default Re: Burn bans

Here is a link to the Colorado advisory page. Looks like they got rid of the "red" and "blue" days but still have burn bans. In Colorado, this only applies in the winter.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment: Technical Services Program (TSP)

Drake
__________________
My Oven Thread:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-11-2009, 08:12 AM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bellevue, WA
Posts: 123
Default Re: Burn bans

Papavino,
I've been thinking about testing the power of the Puget Sound Air Agency. I've been told by the fire department that fires for cooking are ok. I think the real challenge is to get your fire hot quick enough so that the smoke is minimal and avoid attraction.
I was out at a local restaurant and they were burning wood in there WFO.
Cheers,
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-11-2009, 10:04 AM
DrakeRemoray's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 1,211
Default Re: Burn bans

I think that restaurants are exempt from burn bans...at least in Colorado they are. The burn ban message says "residential burning restricted".

Drake
__________________
My Oven Thread:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
buying firewood? nice article to read. michelevit Firing Your Oven 9 05-10-2011 09:15 PM
The best wood to burn... Breven Firing Your Oven 18 08-20-2008 03:13 PM
Burn Bans brokencookie Firing Your Oven 13 07-02-2008 09:45 AM
Wood to burn ricflo Tools, Tips and Techniques 2 11-09-2007 05:18 AM
Heat retention klaatu Design Styles, Chimneys and Finish 3 03-16-2007 02:20 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC