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Opening the windows in winter

I always go to open the windows in winter to air the place out for 30 mins or so & have to close them again because of people with their fires going through the day. Smoke isn't what i asked for. So if we can ban smoking everywhere then why can't we ban house fires, put restrictions on them, tax them or make them pay for licenses? Their smoke is still wafting into my yard & interfering with my quality of life. if it was cigarette smoke everyone would be up in arms.

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Are you freaking serious!? Because you cannot control what people do in their own houses if it isn’t illegal! Having a fire isn’t illegal just as you opening the windows isn’t. People have a right to be warm and if that’s the only way they can heat their house so be it. You need to get over yourself!

 Sigh. You need to not see everything as black and white.
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I understand you. My neighbours have wood fires and my house stinks of smoke. My clean washing stinks. I hate it.

 Be grateful you have a roof over your head and clothes on your back. It's more than a lot of people have.
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 Really? This is your response? My house has toxic mould in it. Just be happy you have a house. FFS.
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 The topic is woodfires in homes. Not people lucky enough to have homes. Go make your own post.
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 ^You have toxic mould?
How about getting some gloves and a mask on and cleaning it. Lazy pig living in filth.

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 It was an example twat
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 ^seriously?
Some kids live in squalid conditions. Others sleep in the car.
A house with clothes smelling of woodsmoke ain't that bad, sugarpie.

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 Again, the topic is woodfires in homes, not how bad do some people live. Go make your own post if you’re worried about people living in cars. I’m talking about woodfires in homes because that’s what the OP is talking about. Do you understand now sugarpie?
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I do understand where you are coming from. I don't agree that they should be banned but I understand the frustration of it, particulary when you get the first nice day in ages to hang your clothes out and they end up smelling like smoke from woodfires and controlled burn offs. We moved to a country town where everyone had fires all day as well. For the first few months we had respiratory problems and even bleeding noses until we got used to it. I just chalk it down to being one of those things that you have to put up with.

It isn’t the same as cigarette smoke. I understand it is a hazard for people with respiratory conditions, but firewood smoke doesn’t contain the same chemicals as cigarette smoke. You’re comparing oranges and apples there.

 Not really. Tho chemicals are worse, smoke still affects asthma sufferers badly. I know. I struggle to breathe whether it’s cigarette smoke or smoke from burning fires.
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 ^ lol. That’s exactly what she said 😂
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 ^^um not its not dumbo. Adjust those big ears of yours.
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 Comparing apples to oranges means the poster thinks they are completely different. They still have the same result. People with respitory diseases will struggle to breathe whether it’s burning off smoke, woodfire smoke or cigarette smoke.
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 They are different though. The only similarity is that they are burning. All kinds of things Can trigger asthma. Perfumes, chemicals, pets. So yes...... Apples and oranges.
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 She’s comparing two different types of smoke, not perfumes and pets.
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We have no gas connection where or home is, i don't like reverse cycle heating and other electric heating would be to expensive to install and run. Wood heating is our only real option. We have plenty of wood in or paddocks so it runs in the cost of chainsaw maintenance and a small fan at the back of the heater. Believe me if we could get gas hooked up we would have ducted heating within months.

Never move to the country the the cow poop smells that occasionally soft through my house would also upset you

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I live in the country and heaps of people have wood fire, no issues with it coming inside or clothes smelling of smoke. We even have a two story house and the upstairs window is always open

 You’re probably so used to it you don’t notice the smell anymore. I live in suburbia and a new neighbour has a wood fire. New to me and at the moment I can’t stand the smell on my clothes and on my freshly washed towels. My house reeks of smoke. I guess I’ll get used to it like you have.
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 Country is different because you are not on top of your neighbours.
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 Country is different because you are not on top of your neighbours.
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 No. Three are plenty of rural towns with small blocks and neighbours in close proximity.
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 Three?
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