Spokane

We are now serving Spokane WA! The crown jewel of beautiful eastern Washington, Spokane is home to Riverfront Park, 100 acres of fun and adventure. The best scenic views of the spectacular Spokane Falls can be seen from the gondola ride in the park. Not to mention access to the Centennial Trail, historic Looff Carrousel, over 100 years old and still going strong . Riverfront Park hosts many large regional events including the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, Pig Out in the Park, Bloomsday, the 4th of July Festival and many more.

Washington state has some of the strictest laws regulating chimney wood burning.  Excessive chimney smoke is prohibited by state law. Smoke is measured by the percentage of opacity (can you see through the smoke). If the smoke is so thick you can’t see objects through it, it’s 100% opacity. Except for 20-minutes allowed for start-up and refueling, “smoke is in violation when it obscures objects viewed through it by more than 20%“.  I wonder, if it’s the smoke that is in violation, does the smoke get the ticket? 😉

Spokane clean air and wood burning regulations

Washington has strict laws about wood stoves and other wood burning appliances. To be sold in Washington, all wood burning devices must meet both EPA’s standards and Washington’s stricter standards. These wood burning appliances include:

  • wood stoves
  • pellet stoves
  • wood furnaces
  • manufactured fireplaces
  • masonry heaters

Wood burning appliances offered for sale, sold, or given away to Washington residents must have testing data that it meets state emissions standards. Before selling, purchasing or installing a wood burning appliance, check with Spokane Clean Air. A permit and inspection from your local building department is required to install a wood burning appliances.

Spokane has burn bans! When air pollution gets bad enough to threaten the public health,wood burning is prohibited. Fore more information and a list of exemptions please see the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. For even more information please see the WA Dept. of Ecology’s Air Quality Wood Stove and Fireplace Information page.

 

 

 

 

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