Lots of things that the federal government should stop doing, but protecting the common goods of clean air/water seems like one of the few things you need a federal government for. Don't get me wrong, I have criticisms of the EPA, but to completely eliminate it would set us back.
I know that an argument for clean air/water sounds irrational to you. I accept that.Sounds like hippy dippy bologna to me.
My understanding, in my 5 mins of research, is If you already have one of the older ones, you CAN keep using it (thus not a "grab"). You just cannot sell or trade it to anyone else (we can have that debate). Hence for you to use it is NOT illegal though.How the fuck are all these people going to heat their homes? And this is just one of the grabs. Another one is about water heaters. Price them lately? Yup, $500 to $1000. We used get them for $159.00. EPA...
These entities are needed somewhat, although when they are utilized for political gain- that is where the problem lies. We all want a clean planet and I'm all for alternative energy.
I MIGHT BE ABLE TO TOP THAT. IM AN ELECTRICIAN IN DALLAS, TX. I HAVE HEARD RUMBLINGS THAT IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE, THEY ARE DISCUSSING DOING AWAY WITH THE "GRANDFATHER" CLAUSE. WORD IS, MOST ALL ELECTRICAL FIRES THAT HAPPEN NOW ARE IN OLDER HOMES THAT DONT HAVE ALL THE NEWER SAFETY FEATURES. THAT WOULD MEAN IF WE PULL A PERMIT TO WORK ON A HOME THAT HAS ALUMINUM WIRING OR OUTDATED PANELS, BREAKERS, OUTLETS AND THE LIKE, WE WILL HAVE TO UPDATE ALL OLD ITEMS AT THAT TIME. THAT MEANS, A $1500 JOB MIGHT COST THE HOMEOWNER $10,000 OR MORE. "WE THE PEOPLE" WILL SOON HAVE NO CONTROL OVER OUR OWN LIVES.
We were all sent some fliers from our state reps about it and from what I can remember, you're close to correct. The problem comes in when you have to do some service/repairs on the unit. The law states something to the affect that IF the unit needs repairs, and the unit is not useable without the repair, it must be tossed. Minor service such as chimney cleaning, chimney liner replacement is okay. But, if the stove has a bad glass or a bad door, grate or ash box they want the stove gone. That is fucked up.