Black Dust/Soot

Suzanne

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The photo in today's Spec on the front of the Classified Section reminded me that I meant to post a message on Wednesday morning. I walk the dog past the empty space where Green Gables was located at Beach Blvd and Eastport. The snow in front of the empty Green Gables lot is covered in a black dust. In fact there is so much, that a good camera may even pick it up - before the rain comes of course.

Now i know why the sun is not coming in too well through the front windows!

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rprouse

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We had our house resided at the end of December. All of our windows were recapped in white, but within 3 weeks, they were all covered in black again. I'm just glad I went with a dark colour for the siding.

You mention the windows, I wonder about our lungs...
 

scotto

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The photo in today's Spec on the front of the Classified Section reminded me that I meant to post a message on Wednesday morning. I walk the dog past the empty space where Green Gables was located at Beach Blvd and Eastport. The snow in front of the empty Green Gables lot is covered in a black dust. In fact there is so much, that a good camera may even pick it up - before the rain comes of course.

Now i know why the sun is not coming in too well through the front windows!
Suzanne;
I had a look today and I am not sure what you mean, yes the the side of the road has a black crust on the snow, but that is the same everywhere due the road traffic and salt.
I general area seems to be fairly white, maybe I am not looking in the right place?
 

scotto

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We had our house resided at the end of December. All of our windows were recapped in white, but within 3 weeks, they were all covered in black again. I'm just glad I went with a dark colour for the siding.

You mention the windows, I wonder about our lungs...
Rob;
From past years it seems the worst time is coming, usually sometime in Feb. IMO that seems to be the time for some reason. A few years ago the steel companies had to clean all of our homes for a considerable price.
 

Suzanne

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black dust

on Wed am the snow was fresh, not like today for instance when it is starting to look dirty and melting; on wed it was quite noticeable - a black powder on clean white snow - at the time it certainly did not look like dirt from the road,, i should have written in on Wed am, sorry.

suz
 

scotto

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on Wed am the snow was fresh, not like today for instance when it is starting to look dirty and melting; on wed it was quite noticeable - a black powder on clean white snow - at the time it certainly did not look like dirt from the road,, i should have written in on Wed am, sorry.

suz
Thanks for the reply Suzanne;
I will have another look and I will be moving this thread to the evironmental section.
 

scotto

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Has anyone noticed a large increase of black soot in last week? Now my windows and siding are covered in it, I guess all this wind doesn't help.
 
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