jcolella wrote:Thanks for all your answers. The guys house is very close to my back yard but you should have read the letter he wrote me, he wants me to stop the downcurrents when it is very windy. The coal stove has done everything to him but set his house on fire. The stove has been installed since the 1980's. I might try a new supplier when I run out of my 2 tons of coal.....to bad the will be the middle of next winter, and its a balmy 82 in here now.
Some enviro-wackos don't like the idea of anyone burning coal. Nevermind the fact that if they have electricity, they burn coal too! Anyway, I get catch a whiff of sulphur smell every once in a while, usually when it's a bit windy and the down draft as it travels over the roof peak drives it to my driveway area. It is NOT coal gas. It is a fairly mild sulphur odor and it shouldn't be constant or even bothersome.
I have an older friend who reminisced whistfully about the days long gone by when he was a child in Binghamton walking to school on a frigid morning enjoying the "smell of coal warming up houses".
BTW, you have the right to burn coal under any circumstance that is compliant with codes. Anthracite effluent nor ash is considered an environmental problem by the EPA. No stack scrubbing is required. That is going to change for wood if the enviro-wackos get their way. I am not talking about burning wood in suburbia. I mean that in New York State they want to ban all but wood gasification appliances. It's coming.
If your neighbor wants a scrubber, he can buy it, or like someone said, he could also buy new windows.