Gray Henon wrote:Any type of filter is liable to clog and possibly kill you with CO gas. (You do have a detector, right?). What you may have heard of was an add on catalytic converter that goes on right above the stove. To my knowledge, they don't work very well.
We have a stove made in the 80's and as long as mind the advise posted above, I get very little smoke. Even burning pine.
James Whitelaw wrote:An area of concern I’ve seen for pollution from burning wood revolves around the use of the stove during the “shoulder” seasons adjacent to winter, when it gets just cold enough you want a fire, but not cold enough to justify a strong fire. Combine that with an inversion where instead of rising, the smoke floats nearby, usually directly into the neighbor most likely to make a fuss. The outdoor boilers came into a lot of criticism along these lines (lots of utube vids). I once lit some charcoal and the smoke did not disburse at all, but rather In slow motion floated down the hill and out into the road creating a driving hazard for a few minutes.