Being that this message board is for La Manzanilla related stuff, it might not be the place for a long thread on clean heating, but since I wanted to share my smugness at having achieved the monumental task of processing my own fuel, and having some deflating feed back, I'll add a few facts. I am surrounded by thousands of acres of oxygenating trees and buffeting winds that blow in off the pacific. These do a pretty good job of keeping the air clean. Firewood logs wash in on my beach, natural gas is not available. I live in an area where properties are cleared by piling up the stumps and debris and burning it. And the logging companies burn off logging slash for (supposedly) pest and fire control. Both these things create huge fires that make more smoke in two days than all the little wood stoves in the entire area, forever. And it is very low density housing, so there isn't a concentration of chimney smoke. and to the naysayers, when your electricity is created by coal fired generators, does it stop you from using electricity? Just sayin'.... that's all.
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