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What’s the go with fire pits?

Answered 2 years ago

I have a neighbour who has a fire pit, I think. They’re burning thing’s constantly and theres been times where I’ve washed clothes, hang them outside to dry and I get them in the afternoon and all the clothing smells like smoke. I’m still working so I can’t bring them in before they start the fire and drying them outside is quicker than doing it inside. The neighbours are aware that I don’t like but still continue to do it. The smoke is slowly coming inside and everything near the windows are starting to smell. They light this fire around lunchtime and it continues over night. I wouldn’t mind if it was at night time but you don’t need a fire during the day, it’s literally about a metre from our fence line so it’s so close.


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2 years ago
In most regions residential firepits are fine if they're being used for cooking or warmth, but they can't be emitting enough smoke to be a nuisance.. you can complain to the council and they'll take a survey to decide what the other neighbours think. Our neighbours have an outdoor oven, they make huge cook ups for our street sometimes, and the smoke was annoying me but I didn't want to cause a problem so I just let them know that some times it was an issue and it probably depended what they were burning and they started using eco logs 👍

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2 years ago
We have back yard campfires at night often (monthly)

I Have actually heard/read Somewhere that the law is more than 50 percent of a meal needs to be cooked on the fire for a legal back yard fire pit.

No sure if it’s true...

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2 years ago
We have the same problem, one neighbor puts the fire on at night time and the smokes comes into our house, I have to shut everything up. And then through the day the neighbors on the other side smoke ALL day and that smoke comes in out house it’s soo shit 💩

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2 years ago
Mice

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2 years ago
Can you move your clothes line?

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2 years ago
Yeah but why should she have to

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2 years ago
Unless they're burning when there's a total fire ban, I'm afraid you can't do much. Theyre assholes but you may have to work around it. Sorry

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2 years ago
There’s nothing you can do. We put clothes airers on the opposite side of the block away from the smoke.

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2 years ago
Call the council and ask for advice. Every state and location is different so no point in asking here. You don’t want to get the wrong advice.