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Paper Bricks

Postby Acen » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:45 pm

Does anyone make their own bricks out of paper for burning as an alternative to logs??

Do they actually work???

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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby v.dubber » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:56 pm

Yes, they work well, brown cardboard works best. Leave it to soak overnight in a big bucket and make your logs the next day. Leave them out in the sun to dry.
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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby swerve » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:06 pm

There's plenty of videos on YouTube of people making and using them.
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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby Julie » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:39 pm

I bought one of those brick making machines, but its still in the shed lol !
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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby swerve » Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:06 am

Just bought a job lot of 6.couldn't resist at the price
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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby frank » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:38 pm

Crikey, sounds like the 1940's, times must be hard.
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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby v.dubber » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:12 pm

1940's...... When we didn't produce so much junk packaging!
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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby country boy » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:52 pm

swerve wrote:Just bought a job lot of 6.couldn't resist at the price
Are we talking brick making machines or paper bricks here?

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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby alexander1 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:33 pm

Can anyone tell me if these are ok to use in wood-burners?

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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby swerve » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:23 pm

We use them in ours. Both in the uk and spain.Also wooden pallets sawn up burn really well and so hot that auto fan kicks in very quickly.
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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby alexander1 » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:08 pm

Thanksfor that swerve! Will have to keep an eye out for pallets then. :thumbup:

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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby swerve » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:17 pm

If your down by the beach it's worth picking up drift wood as well. You are also cleaning the beach up :thumbup:
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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby concorde » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:29 pm

Many, many years ago, on the North East coast, I remember people used to collect sea coal, not sure if it's still done.

Not the warmest stuff to burn as I recall and every now and then it exploded.
We always had a fireguard up when that stuff was burned otherwise you would have ended up with embedded shrapnel, actually not dissimilar to our local bar in the chestnut season.

Not sure if it was the salt water in it or some twerp was putting stones in to make up the weight.

Thinking about it, we did burn quite a bit of old furniture that was in the cellar of the house when we bought it. Waste not, want not. :D
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Re: Paper Bricks

Postby swerve » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:45 pm

We still go upto amble and collect the sea coal after a day out up there. I'm all for stuff for free. Btw alnmouth is a loverly place to visit. 8)
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