Next Door Neighbor Installing Outdoor Wood Boiler - WWYD
Our next door neighbor wants to install an outdoor wood burning water boiler heater thing. We are very concerned about the effects it could have on air quality.
There are no ordinances in our area, though we live in a rural subdivision on several acres. Our neighbor would be installing this within about 50 feet of our home. The neighbor's ranch house sits on a much lower lot than our two-story on a hill.
Our neighbor asked us if it was okay and my hubby said we'd look into it more, since we don't know a lot about it. After researching, we're both really concerned. We think the proximity to our home is too close and that due to the much lower lot elevation, the smokestack couldn't be placed high enough. Our neighbor is an engineer, and it sounds like he will be constructing it himself.
Would you be concerned, and if so, why would you do?