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Re: Climb for Clean Air

Post by ConnieD » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:09 pm

I am in a "No Pets - No Smoking" building.

The owner writes in email, "Prove it."

There is no law enforcement.

If people understood how harmful "second hand smoke" is, when it is meth, if refusing to protect me (a heart patient) then you think they would protect the small children who live in this building.

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Post by Tamerlin » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:20 pm

ConnieD wrote:I am in a "No Pets - No Smoking" building.

The owner writes in email, "Prove it."

There is no law enforcement.

If people understood how harmful "second hand smoke" is, when it is meth, if refusing to protect me (a heart patient) then you think they would protect the small children who live in this building.
The landlord is probably smoking it also.

Sadly, this world revolves around profit, and taking care of kids and heart patients isn't profitable, even though a first world country would put them ahead of profit. Instead, we have to beg and borrow, and go to great lengths to get funding for organizations that are attempting to do things that the are morally correct but not profitable. It's a depressing state of affairs.

And law enforcement in the country has become a bad joke with a few exceptions in small towns that don't have enough money to draw in the corrupt cops.
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Re: Climb for Clean Air

Post by ConnieD » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:40 pm

I think one, or two, police officers are honest.

The drug manufacturer, here, isn't "small town".

There is a substantial amount of "product" made, right here, processed (pounded into smaller 'rocks' and bagged) right in this building, until they ran away when the meth lab "chemist" was jailed. But meth is still being distributed by the ground floor tenant. He tried to bring a meth lab in here. I smelled the ether and the meth masking odor. I went to the police station. They ran. But I have not stopped complaining. The downstairs apartment does not go part of a day without meth smoke.

I got this apartment, Dec. 2010. It was nice, before that guy was moved in to a brand new two-bedroom apartment made for him at his request. He has a washer and dryer. We don't. Etc. He has an all new kitchen. We don't. He has an all new bathroom. We don't. He also uses a commercial store front he does not rent.

The actual owners are not accessible because the realtor-LLC owner (dummy corporation) has a "Living Trust" for the 65-year old actual owner. One building, 7 apartments, LLC corporation. "Living Trust" and a criminal realtor. All have the identical address, the realtor's address. It is against the law for a realtor to represent the "buyer" and the "seller". But that is exactly what is going on here. Meanwhile, the LLC agent goes off the college. He is at BYU. How ironic is that!

I upgraded everything in my apartment: bathroom, kitchen, furniture and furnishings - even the plumbing, the lighting, and the electrical service circuit breaker box and circuit breakers. I thought I was going to keep this apartment, because I need a residence in town.


FYI:

I like the article in the thread viewtopic.php?f=50&t=5321

It is "a good read".

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Re: Climb for Clean Air

Post by Tamerlin » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:20 pm

Connie, the organizer at the ALA here in Seattle said she read this thread. The ALA is setting up a branch here and hiring someone to staff it, and is going to pass on your information... so that they can try to help. I'll PM you her contact info so that you can get in touch.

Zelph, I received the Green Machine that I ordered, and the Ridgeline that you included... I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but it certainly looks great :)

The timing is nearly perfect too, because I received a shipping notification from Devin shortly after I received yours :)
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Re: Climb for Clean Air

Post by zelph » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:49 pm

Put some fire to all your burnables/stoves :mrgreen:

You're going to need a spreader plate for the Green Machine to get the flames toward the side of the kettle for efficiency. The draft will form a long narrow flame coming off the wick.
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: Climb for Clean Air

Post by Tamerlin » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:22 am

zelph wrote:Put some fire to all your burnables/stoves :mrgreen:
That is what they're for, right? :)
You're going to need a spreader plate for the Green Machine to get the flames toward the side of the kettle for efficiency. The draft will form a long narrow flame coming off the wick.
What do you recommend as a spreader?

My kettle hasn't arrived yet... but I have a Kelly Kettle that I can experiment with, not that I have time for experimenting at the moment. Sigh... too much to do, not nearly enough time for it all.
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Re: Climb for Clean Air

Post by zelph » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:28 pm

I should have something out in the garage that can work for you. As long as you are in no hurry. :mrgreen:
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Post by Tamerlin » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:51 pm

zelph wrote:I should have something out in the garage that can work for you. As long as you are in no hurry. :mrgreen:
Nope, no hurry... I have time :)

BTW, how well does the Green Machine do in the cold? I didn't realize until I received it that it's a wicked stove, which is promising... I'm wondering whether or not it would do well when camping in the snow... I'm wondering the same thing about a kettle, especially when using it with alcohol, since wood is frequently not an option around here.

And, of course, one variable is how well would the combination of a Green Machine + a Volcano Kettle do in cold weather ;)
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Re: Climb for Clean Air

Post by zelph » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:58 pm

All wick style stoves should do well in cold weather.

I was under the impression that the green machine was going to be used in your new backcountry kettle.

I should perform well with it and or kelly kettle. The flame needs to be spread out in both. I thought I did a video of an alcohol stove in the backcountry boiler :?
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Re: Climb for Clean Air

Post by Tamerlin » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:10 pm

zelph wrote:All wick style stoves should do well in cold weather.
That's what I was hoping, but I don't have any personal experience to back it up yet :)
I was under the impression that the green machine was going to be used in your new backcountry kettle.
That is part of the plan, but I think it won't be exclusively inside my kettle ;)
I should perform well with it and or kelly kettle. The flame needs to be spread out in both. I thought I did a video of an alcohol stove in the backcountry boiler :?
Cool -- then it will be worthwhile to get that spreader thing figured out so that I can take advantage of it. I should have my kettle soon(ish), so I will hopefully get a chance to try it out pretty soon!

While we're here, we need to encourage more folks to support the American Lung Association so that they can help Connie.
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