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RockAndRollDetective
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Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
We had a shitload of branches downed with the ice storm. So I started burning the twigs and limbs in our fire pit. A neighbor went nuts and cussed me out and called the fire department on me. Apparently she was a little miffed about smelling smoke. I guess she couldn't call the police and force them change the wind direction.

Anybody else get complaints from neighbors about your use of a fire pit?


0x15E
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
Fire pits are trashy.

Outdoor fireplaces are baller


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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
Need more details than just that. Location?


jimbeam
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
Your neighbor is a pussy


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hendersonshands
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
I burn shite in my fire pit nearly year round. If I cut a branch or prune a plant, I just toss that shite and light it on fire. frick the environment.


baldona
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
This is all a local ordinance. It’s possible it’s illegal somewhere like downtown in a big city but doubtful. Never heard of a backyard fire pit being against the law.


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BabyTac
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
Depends on if you’re in a no burn ban order. With the recent conditions, I doubt you are. Burn away. We love our outdoor fire pit.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
quote:

Fire pits are trashy.


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RockAndRollDetective
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
Part of her hysterics were about this being within city limits.


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LegendInMyMind
Member since Apr 2019
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
If you live in a city or town with burn ordinances, it could be against the "law". Those ordinances could also govern how you can burn. If there is a current and active burn ban for your area (not likely this time of year in the Southeast), it is against the law.

Otherwise, you're good to go.


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TigerOnTheMountain
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
Sucks that you have neither.


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Cymry Teigr
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
What did the FD tell you the legalities were? That would be the better response than any you’re going to get here.


lnomm34
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
I started and burned a big arse fire in my backyard in Baton Rouge yesterday. Oops.


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DarkDrifter
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
How close do you live to your fricking neighbor??


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LegendInMyMind
Member since Apr 2019
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
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frick the environment.

You really didn't need to say that. The smoke from your little pit isn't much of an impact on the environment.
This post was edited on 2/22 at 7:18 pm


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Smeg
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
Dear Abby says this is the proper response.



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p&g
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
Geeez

I can’t imagine living like that
Which my house is on 7 acres and my closest neighbors is 600 yards away


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The Spleen
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
It's definitely illegal, and the FBI is likely already building a massive case against you.


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RockAndRollDetective
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2014
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
The fire dept guys seemed to be a little confused about it too. You're only supposed to burn "woody" items but I showed them the limbs I was burning and they just kinda shrugged. I think they want you to burn split logs but that's just larger limbs.


The Spleen
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re: Does anybody know the legalities of using a backyard fire pit?
Burning limbs and yard debris is just a courtesy thing. They generally smoke a lot more than split wood intended for a fire pit.


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