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Does anyone have experience of making their own fire logs from paper? I'm hoping someone can recommend a press to buy, & also advise me if it's actually worth doing. Cheapest I've seen is £13.99 on …
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
Does anyone have experience of making their own fire logs from paper? I'm hoping someone can recommend a press to buy, & also advise me if it's actually worth doing.
Cheapest I've seen is £13.99 on Amazon.
Thanks...
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6y, 6m agoPosted 6 years, 6 months ago
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I had a go last year - getting paper blocks to dry in the summer is hard enough never mind in cold weather , messy , time consuming , waste of time in my opinion .
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#3
I have seen these advertised and wondered if they would be any good. The advert I read suggested they would generate a lot of heat. I would imagine if you dont get it right the block would smoke a bit.
I have been breaking up pallets and giving this to friends that have open fires to use as fuel.

Edited By: leecroot on Sep 08, 2010 20:11: ...
#4
I have tried using these before. In all honesty, I wouldnt recommend them. It is a lot of time, effort and mess. The end results were none too impressive either unfortunately :(
#5
have a look at this link here, its a month old but you might still find some kicking about somewhere.I managed to get 2 one for me,another a pressie, but not had chance to use it yet. There are some youtube videos showing the best ways & materials to use to make paper logs.
#6
Waste of time, unless you've got loads of it (time), and and excess of paper to destroy. Not even worth it as fire starters. Pants.
#7
Thanks for advice everyone. Don't think I'll bother then unless I can still pick up one of those homebase ones...
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THey work well for burning but messy and hard work, I now do mine without one, simply soak the papers whole in water with a few drops of bleach, leave for a day or two then roll a couple tightly (based on approx 60 pages per paper), place on hard surface and whack with lump hammer, each one takes less than 30 seconds to make and they burn a treat, 20-30 minutes of good quality heat, ideal for burning when you just want to take the chill off the house but dont want a roaring fire.


TOP TIP: dont bother with firelighters, get a square of kitchen roll, smear about half a teaspoon of vaseline down the middle, roll tightly and put a knot in the middle, they work great when you light one end, two of these get a fire going great.

Alternatively scraps of old cotton dipped in waste cooking oil work well too.
#9
thats a good tip, whats the idea of the bleach in the water ?
#10
OP I was in the co-op today and they have reduced the paper fire log thingys to half price. Ones on sale were £1.49

Maybe just go stock up
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richp
thats a good tip, whats the idea of the bleach in the water ?


two things it stops the water stagnating and it also breaks the paper down a tad and helps it "remould" when shaping.

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