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Not sure. Seems like the smokiest stove installations have to do with poor venting, either too large (someone installs a 6" stove on an existing 8" chimney) or too short (pipe ends a few feet above a low-slope single-story roof and has lousy draw). And of course wet firewood being burned by everyone who "forgot" to get it early enough, or were sold wet wood as dry by a liar.

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Not sure. Seems like the smokiest stove installations have to do with poor venting, either too large (someone installs a 6" stove on an existing 8" chimney) or too short (pipe ends a few feet above a low-slope single-story roof and has lousy draw). And of course wet firewood being burned by everyone who "forgot" to get it early enough, or were sold wet wood as dry by a liar.

Ahh...so the stove itself may have less to do with emmisions than other things.

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I read about this last month. The EPA is updating the performance standards for the manufacture and sale of new residential wood heaters.

The standards revision was specifically implemented to settle multiple lawsuits from several environmental groups. It's a successful method for these types of activists. "Sue and settle" writes new, strict regulations while bypassing input from the public and affected businesses.

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