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Re: Regulations - Poof?

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AG in IN

01-08-2014 10:47:05

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There was a time when someone with a wonderful idea could proove it's worth and people would buy into it.
As I said in my original, now deleted post, these government agencies (in this case, the EPA) are going after small slices of society because they can't stand up to the majority, but the minority can be vilified to where they can't fight back. Wood burning stoves and boilers equate to a small percentage of all of the heating sources used in the country. The EPA doesn't want you burning anything, anywhere, ever again. This is a step toward that end. Wait 20 years.
The guy with the stoves that met EPA's reg's. in the original post, good for him. If he has such a superior product, get it out there, proove it's worth, and let people see for themselves. People will flock to his products after the reg's. kick in because their free choice will be artificially limited. He stands to make big $$$ because of regulation, not in spite of the lack thereof.
Many look at regulations and laws in a very basic way. If they don't see it directly effecting them and it sounds like a good idea, they're all for it. When they find out later that in the very least it will cost them more money than those who enacted the rules/regs/laws ever said it would, and other facts come up later that may cause someone to change their view on the law/rule/reg, it's too late, you're stuck with it. Existing laws and regulations can seemingly be expanded without much public imput, or interpreted in a different fashion than ever intended, and then people start complaining. Too late.

I'd type more, but this is all going to go poof, poof, and away, anyway.
This post was edited by AG in IN at 12:40:58 01/08/14.

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01-08-2014 13:51:16

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 Re: Regulations - Poof? in reply to AG in IN, 01-08-2014 10:47:05  
I agree with AG. If it's a superior product it will find a place in the market place. A classic example is what the government did with light bulbs. Outlawed the manufacturing of them, starting with the larger sizes - last to go were 40 and 25 watt. Now we have no choice - we're stuck with expensive replacements that aren't always satisfactory. Squirly bulbs have several weaknesses, including slow start, poor cold weather performance, poor lifetimes (in spite of their claims), more expensive, have MERCURY on board (disposal issues), and one that drives me crazy - they emit interference in the radio spectrum.

LED bulbs are terribly expensive as of date, begin to fade immediately as they go into use.

I need 100 watt bulbs for warning lights for a radio tower. I cannot find a satisfactory replacement for them in the new.

Mark me down as not impressed.

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dr sportster

01-09-2014 09:24:29

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 Re: Regulations - Poof? in reply to RayP(MI), 01-08-2014 13:51:16  
If you bought a case of 130 volt traffic signal lamps . They would last until [well the rest of your life] someone else can worry about your tower lamps. But what your saying is there is no substitute in the new style lamps. I get that.

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AG in IN

01-09-2014 10:48:50

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 Re: Regulations - Poof? in reply to dr sportster, 01-09-2014 09:24:29  

dr sportster said: (quoted from post at 18:24:29 01/09/14) If you bought a case of 130 volt traffic signal lamps . They would last until [well the rest of your life] someone else can worry about your tower lamps.

If anyone chooses to try traffic signal bulbs, check the burn position on the bulbs before you buy. Few can be successfully used in any position. Many are labeled for horizontal use only.
Most regular incandescents could be used in any position.

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