Hello Iowa

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: Buck47 On: Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:47 am

Hambden Bob wrote:Greetings,Buck ! Glad To Have You Aboard ! 12 miles from the Great Mississippi,ehh? I'm thinking a Barge Full Oughta Do Ya' ! Take Care,and Thanx for Expanding The Coal Board ! :up:


O' Lord a Barge Full of Coal - I could put stoves in each room and make a vocation out of tending stoves. :) Thanks for your welcome.

Regards: john
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: "Artistic" Universal # 360, Carter Oak #24, Locke120, Monarch cook stove, Home Corral #16 base burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut : Blaschak


Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: Buck47 On: Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:56 am

SMITTY wrote:Always met the best people passing through IA. Friendly, down-to-earth, & hard working - my kind of people. 8-)

Everyone was SUPER friendly - complimented me on my car with smiles, and I was on my way. Another great experience. 8-)


Iowa people give the farmer wave as we pass one another on the highway & gravel roads:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: "Artistic" Universal # 360, Carter Oak #24, Locke120, Monarch cook stove, Home Corral #16 base burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut : Blaschak

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: warminmn On: Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:01 am

I agree completely on the friendly part. Ive spent a lot of time there and on a Friday night in summer if you drive thru small towns, it seems like EVERYONE is outside eating or partaking in beverages with friends and neighbors.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood

Re: Hello Iowa

PostBy: Buck47 On: Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:41 pm

Check this out:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/ ... y/41029379

Utah Proposes Winter Wood Burning Ban to Improve Air Quality

In an effort to improve air quality across Utah during the winter season, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed a seasonal wood burn ban, much to the chagrin of many locals.

The ban would eliminate solid fuel burning in fireplaces and wood/coal stoves from Nov. 1 to March 15, except for homeowners whose homes are heated solely by wood.

The proposal comes after Gov. Gary Herbert requested the the Air Quality Board explore options for improving wintertime air quality along Utah's Wasatch Front and Cache Valley.

The region suffers from winter temperature inversions, which occur when a dense layer of cold air becomes trapped under a layer of warm air.

The warm layer of air acts like a lid, trapping pollutants underneath. The Wasatch Front valleys and their surrounding mountains act like a bowl, keeping this cold air in the valleys.

The snow-covered valley floors reflect rather than absorb the heat from the sun, preventing the normal vertical mixing of warm and cold air.

"Additionally, high pressure sitting over the region during the wintertime results in light winds, that just aren't sufficient for mixing the air," AccuWeather.com Expert Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

"The inversion just stays trapped."

The longer an inversion lasts, the higher the level of trapped pollution.

According to the DEQ, the areas included in the proposed ban routinely violate the federal health-based standard for particulate matter, and solid fuel burning has been found to be a significant contributor to fine particulate pollution.

Though mandatory burn ban days already exist for this region during wintertime inversions, a full-fledged seasonal ban is opposed by many.

According to Utahns for Responsible Burning, an organization strongly opposed to a seasonal ban: "The Utah Department of Environmental Quality estimates that wood smoke is approximately 5% of this problem. Even if burning is completely banned, it won't solve the valley's brown cloud."

Car exhaust, factory emissions and other pollutants contribute to the region's poor air quality.
Buck47
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: "Artistic" Universal # 360, Carter Oak #24, Locke120, Monarch cook stove, Home Corral #16 base burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut : Blaschak