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Bad burner policy


ECan’s Katherine Trought (Jul 20) is wrong to say that a refurbishe­d sub-1 gram/kg woodburner would need to be laboratory tested. If the manufactur­er of a burner were to refurbish a stove back to the ‘‘asnew’’ condition of when it was originally tested to the national environmen­tal standard, there is no legal reason for it to be retested or logical reason for ECan to prohibit its use.

The idiocy of ECan’s policy is that under its existing rules a perfectly serviceabl­e 20-year-old 0.3-gram/kg low-emission burner must be replaced and can be replaced with a more than threetimes-dirtier 1-gram/kg stove. Paul Sintes Lansdowne, Canterbury

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