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Wednesday, September 25, 1991, The Sun 5 tank S source of drafts # hinking about your home you need to consider is suitable for proper disposal, reminds Pat State University Ex- ltagent in Polk County. the dis[xasal of human can cause potential public !eros, particularly when m contact with water and nuisance conditions, SPecific rules and require- the suitability of Septic tanks or other waste .stems, Swan points out. of Envir- county health, ,.and sanitation officials vith details and plans. If a piece of on a clause in the contract giving you the y the agree- for waste dis- be made at cost levels to you. on-site sewage treat- disposal is accomplished or absorbing and de- disease-causing agents COntaminated stewater :been partially treated by a facility such as a explains James Vomo- soil scientist. ordinarily done by soil a "living filter." Patho- are killed by drying, other organisms which or by starvation. Sat- inhibit these Why it's important for the adequate drainage if a system is to function fluids must be able to from the solids (includ- for die-off to occur. selection of soils is es- proper performance of tank soil absorption sy- It's easy to find Energy bill help available window moldings and electrical outlets. Other leaks may be found in such places as behind built-in cabinets and storage closets, plumb- ing penetrations and wiring through floors and ceilings, where masonry meets wood and plaster, and through interior partition walls. David Brook, OSU Extension energy agent, says that sealing these air leaks from the inside is much more effective than caulking. "A good time to seal these leaks is before yoU insulate your attic," he added. Brook is the author of Extension publication EC 1286, "Finding and Fixing Hidden Air Leaks," available from the Yamhill County Extension office or by writing Publication Orders, Agricultural Communica- tion Oregon State University, Administrative Services A422, Cor- vallis, OR 97331-2119. Single copies arc available without charge. The illustrated publication explains what causes these air leaks, where to find them, and how to seal them. If you read mysterms or watch them on T.V. you know that hidden passages in old castles often hold the key to the solution. It's much the same way in your home. Once you find gateways to the hidden passages you're on your way to solving winter drafts. Here's a hint from Judy Burridge, Oregon State University Extension agent in Yamhill County, to help you find your home's hidden passages: Look for openings inside your house that typical exterior caulking and weatherstripping won't seal. These are the most important entrances to" your home's hidden passages. These clues are hard to find. Start in the attic. Then go to the basement. She said that air leaks have many paths to follow once they get inside the wall or ceiling of a home. Therefore, 'it's important to seal openings so that air can't get into walls and ceilings. You'll find these crocks and holes around attic access, xecessed lights, baseboards, Wood stove law detailed woodstoves, including uncertified models. "Beginning Sept. 29, people need to make sure a woodstove carries the certification label before they adver- tise or sell it," said John Kowalc- zyk, manager of DEQ's Air Quality Planning Section. "And anyone buying a used woodstove should make sure the stove is certified, because installation of uncertified models is prohibited as well." The new law is part of the Oregon "Clean Air" Bill--House Bill 2175---passed by the 1991 Oregon Legislature. The prohibitions on uncertified used woodstoves ate designed to :ut down on A new Oregon law will make advertising for sale, selling or installing a used uncertified wood- stove illegal beginning Sept. 29. Uncertified w0odst(wes are older models which have not been certi- fied by the Oregon Department of Environmental Qdality (DEQ) or the federal Environmental Protec- tion Agency (EPA) to meet cleaner- burning smoke emission standards. Certified Woodstoves have a per- manent metal label showing they have been certified for emission standards by DEQ or EPA. Uncerti- fled stoves have no such label. Certification labels should not be Program aims at low-income during winter Corvallis-Low-income Oregoni- ans who apply to their local com- munity action agency for help with utility bills get more than financial assistance. They also get tips from the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service on ways to save energy and lower their bills. David Brook, OSU Extension energy agent in Portland, assembled five short videos for Oregon Part- ners in Energy clients throughout the state to view. The videotapes show a variety of low-cost or no- cost ways to save energy around the home. 16 Cheap and Easy Ways, produced by the energy staff of the OSU Extension Service," Brook said. Agencies or individuals interested in this video may telephone Brook at (503) 241-9172. -Best Selection -Competitive Prices -We Service What We Sell -Experienced Personnel -Personalized Service Mel's Stoves 908 Edgewater NW, Salem 378-0162 ii i i At a recent showing in Corvallis, one viewer commented that the videotapes reminder her of a lot of things she knew but forgot to do. For example, energy is saved by mining off the oven before the baking time is up and letting the heat already in the oven finish the job. A new idea to one viewer was ultra-low-cost information on how to make window weatherstripping from cardboard cereal boxes. Another said she had never known what temperature to set her water heater at. One man said he didn't know that ovens don't need to be preheated except when baking bread and pastries. 8-ln. Palmyra OUTDOOR PUSH BROOM With omfort -- _ EMPIRE" l A child in the group said she already knew that wearing a warm cap to bed in cold weather was a good idea. "Our last house was really cold!" she explained. Working with the State Commun- ity Services Program of the Oregon Department of Human Resources, Brook has distributed the video- tapes to community action agencies in every Oregon county. ' r   ''e :,e.mOSt ,popular of lhe ,idoos ,is .vitrg  Energy. Dollars: STAPLE GUN 0000TACKER Ill II I Ill II I Ill I I Ill Illll Sheridan 'E WILL MEET OR BEAT ANY PRICE that our ,competitors advertise** $10 OFF... 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