[LMB] ot: tech discussions

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Jan 6 00:39:46 GMT 2017

On Thu, 5 Jan 2017 22:17:03 +0100, Baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:

>Am 05.01.2017 um 22:11 schrieb Fred Smith:
>> On Thu, Jan 05, 2017 at 09:56:31PM +0100, Baur wrote:
>>> Am 05.01.2017 um 21:33 schrieb Sylvia McIvers:
>>>> On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 12:40 AM, Baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
>>>>> when will people learn that coloured flames usually are a sign that you
>>>>> are burning strange chemicals- a process that might not be conductive to
>>>>> your health?
>>>>> ...
>>>>> chimney fires usually mean that the chimney sweep is not coming by often
>>>>> enough - how often does have to sweep in your area?
>>>> This is such a strange thread.
>>>> This city-person does not know anyone in a private home with a functional
>>>> chimney - only apartment buildings with incinerators.
>>> interesting - "over here" in austria every flat/apartment (and of
>>> course every single house) has to have a chimney (or access to a
>> whatever for? If you have no fireplace/wood-burning stove, and your
>> heating system vents out a PVC pipe (do they have those Down There?)
>> there's no need for a chimney.
>its a legal building requirement for the situation that regular fuel 
>(gas/oil) or electricity becomes unavailable or unreliable - you then 
>have the ability to put in a wood/coal burning stove for basic heating 
>and cooking

.... and (bonus) not freeze to death while it's fixed, presumably.
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