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wood kilns in town

updated wed 30 oct 02


mel jacobson on tue 29 oct 02

i take a bit of a different stance on wood kilns firing in
urban areas. i am totally against it.

we have to be sure we know what we are doing, how it
affects our neighbors, and how it impacts the community.

it only takes one person to have smoke or salt vapors
going through their house and you are out of business.
no matter how you puff or snort, vapors from a kiln cannot
breeze through others property. if my neighbor started a
brush fire each week (as he has done) and i have smoke
in my living space...i bitch. last week i called the city, the
fire department and had it stopped. he is pissed at me...
`SO WHAT?` if my neighbor had a wood kiln, and i had
smoke coming through my house...i would kick ass.

my wood kiln is in a rural area. we can fire any problem.
my salt kiln is in a rural area...clouds of vapor just go through the woods.
no one cares.

nils' wood kiln (anagama) is in a rural area. smoke,
one is concerned.

our art center wants a wood and salt kiln.....we are plunked right
in the middle of about 50 over million dollar houses and condos.
do you think they are going to want wood smoke floating through
there homes? NOT ON YOUR LIFE. we would build a six thousand dollar
kiln, and take it down within six months.

no one firing a wood kiln can predict the wind direction. it must
be considered.

merrie bourner lives rural. her big old kiln just snorts. no one cares.
but, she is careful, and considerate of those that live near her.

not a soul in my neighborhood has ever known when my gas kiln
fires. no smoke, no fumes. just heat patterns. i am very, very
careful about things like that. one complaint, one letter to the city
and i am out of business. free pots to the neighbors, always. gifts
and care. i do not let cars stack up when folks are buying pots. CARE AND

i am not sure of the case of the gal with the wood kiln. seems
that she may not have a case. i am not sending money.

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