It appears that emissions from boats have been noted.
The clean air act seems to specifically exempt boats but I think that was to do with commercials. This new bill specifically mentions "vessels which are moored" which seems to be more concerning. Coal fires rather than engines and generators.
Am I missing something ... doesn't that just say you can't use controlled fuels in a smoke controlled area ( ie smokeless fuel only) ?
It also notes systems installed prior to new legislation. Although boats were previously allowed to burn house coal, it seems they are not exempt now, but it's fake news and scaremongering, to imply stoves will be banned, as smokeless fuel is still to be acceptable, and the powers that be are more interested in less polluting coal-fuel.
My stove is 9kw, and a fair size. It takes 10kg a fill. I tend to use excel mostly, but have noticed over the years that the heat content is becoming lower, running at around 200 on the temperature gauge. When it's really cold, I'll burn a bit of house coal mixed, which sees the temperature hit 400. I recently tried eco coal, and it was complete crap burning at less than 150. £12.50 a bag, and only lasted a day.
The government suddenly banning stoves for heating will cause uproar I'm sure, especially if heating costs with alternative fuel is 3 or four times more expensive. This would not just affect boat owners.
Anyway, come the revolution, we wont get people complaining, they'll be asking to share the heat on your boat because their homes are phukin freezing owing to new technology not working, (or existing).
Any normal person can see that "smokeless fuel" produces smoke. How is an ordinary complaining type person going to know the fuel being burned is approved?
Absolutely. All of the 'smokeless' coal we have bought is simply a lie. None of it has not produced smoke. I actually like thick smoke pouring out of our chimney, it's one of the nicest things about boating. Looks 'homely'.
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There is meant to be a space between the words "smoke" and "less" and they are the wrong way around.
I agree smoke coming out of boat chimneys is characterful but unfortunately it seems to be moving towards being a problem thing.
I believe I may be responsible for the issue what with having a boat in central London with a fire burning everything under the sun including dessicated rodents, old electronic devices out of skips and bicycle tyres.
loddon: Thanks for the confirmation, I am thinking of changing tablets because of the cough but maybe I wont
Mar 31, 2020 13:07:45 GMT
JohnV: There are other drugs but I haven't found the side effects with Ramipril to be bad, it seems to just make my throat a bit more sensitive so things that might have just tickled my throat and make me want to clear it now make me cough.
Mar 31, 2020 13:58:31 GMT
loddon: The cough is the only one I get from ramipril, although the combinatins of drugs I am on has interesting effects.
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