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Eco logs

Hi everyone, a friend of mine and me have started a little side venture that may be a little fun. We have bought a "freeheat junior press" basically you mulch up wet paper and squeeze it in a press to make eco friendly bricks to burn. Anyone else ever tried this any luck selling them/using them?
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hi how much was the press?
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you need to read this

has anyone try one of these??
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Waste of time there total crap.
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i second that, take forever to dry then just smother your fire with ash.
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Re: Eco logs

thanks for the replies guys, the press was 200 delivered and we should get it this week. We have some expeimenting to do to see how they burn on our fires/workshop wood burners so we can make up ou minds how they do. We have a heated workshop to dry them out in so that should be ok but we have a moisture probe to check hourly progress on that front (scientific i know) we are generally (if they are any good) give them to elderly people in our area to do our bit
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I wonder what a mix of sawdust and paper/card would be like?
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Re: Eco logs

If you get to the end of the freeheat video, a selection of other videos will appear - check the guy trying to burn what sounds like a very dry paper briquette in his chiminea....

Personally I wouldn't use them again and mine cost me nothing to make apart from a few quid for the press - which I used to stand on to get better compaction just out of interest. I certainly wouldn't even think about buying them - as stated already, they'll fill your stove with ash in no time and don't do a deal else while they're doing it!

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