Future Regs

Future Regs

PostBy: joshuaviktor On: Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:54 am

Bear with me, stll putting this one together. I remember hearing that the EPA is considering putting MUCH stricter regulations into effect for "Fine Particles" (Clean Air regs).

With this in mind, am I better off waiting and seeing if the EPA will put out new regs, so I can get a stove that conforms?

I will be buying a stove in the next year to hopefully handle my whole house. Looking at a furnace thingie,(ok, not very specific yet), but not sure. Would this affect wood, corn, and coal stoves? Anyone know?


PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:05 pm

Any regulations they put out would only affect new stoves and that is if they specificaaly target new stoves. If you have a old stove it would be "grandfathered" in and be unaffected by any new regulations. Even if they wanted to force consumers to upgrade current stoves and furnaces I fail to see how they could enforce such a requirement, it would be like trying to tell someone they have to upgrade a older car to meet current emission testing.

I haven't heard of any proposed legislation as you have outlined but if that is true and they are targeting consumer furnaces and stoves my suggestion would be getting one now. Any stove that had to meet with new regulations would cost more, possibly much more.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite