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Subject: Smoke odor from fireplace?
Date Posted: 11/12/2007 1:15 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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We've been running our fireplace alot lately.  Sat night the house got smokey and even though we didn't run it yesterday the smoke smell still lingers.  My books aren't smelly but then it's early in the season.  Also the whole house smells like burning wood so who can tell for sure.   We have a lot of windstorms here and lose power a lot.  I've always assumed that non-smoking means no cigarettes but should I turn down non-smoking request because I run a fire-place?

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 1:21 PM ET
Member Since: 1/22/2007
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I would, smoke is smoke no matter where it comes from.

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 1:34 PM ET
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I wouldn't, I have a no smoking RC, but have a wood burning fireplace myself. Totally different in my opinion. I would suggest PMing anyone that indicates strong allergies just in case.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/12/2007 3:13 PM ET
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Yes.  Soemtimes fireplace smell is worse than cigarettes.


Date Posted: 11/12/2007 3:40 PM ET
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I would say "better safe than sorry".  I would go ahead and turn down the smoking requests for now.

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 3:41 PM ET
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How interesting, this smoke smell question.  My smoking conditions are for the books I get for my son and I am referring to cig smoke.  Wood fireplace smoke smell would not bother him at all.  He likes that smell.  Wonder what the difference is for him.  I think I'll ask him. 

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 3:55 PM ET
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I'd say better to be safe than sorry, but that said my RC do ask for books from a currently non smoking environment, hopefully they would realize that means cigarettes but maybe not.  never thought about it

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 9:31 PM ET
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If the smoke smelled like mesquite wood, the book might get eaten by mistake.

Don't mind me, Im a little loosely wrapped this evening.

Date Posted: 11/12/2007 11:54 PM ET
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I'd agree with Melanie, totally different kind of smoke.  But since there's obviously arguments on all sides, I'd say PM the member if you ger such a request, and leave it up to them.  For me, cig smoke sets off my asthma, while wood-burning doesn't (so far!).