6 Verdo Heat logs (10kg) @ Home Bargains £2.79
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6 Verdo Heat logs (10kg) @ Home Bargains £2.79

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Found 19th Oct 2014
Winter is just round the corner so stock up now before it bites

These are a great bargain and even cheaper than buying direct from the manufacturer.

Made from FSC compressed virgin uk wood
Low moisture of 10% (seasoned logs are usually 20%) why pay for water
Complete burn so minimum ash produced
Long burn time - approx 90mins if you have the damper set correctly, this is better than hardwood logs
Shaped to allow the logs to stack in the minimum amount of space
Each pack of 10kg is 48kWh

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Original Poster

here is a facetube clip from the manufacturer youtube.com/wat…VLA

Thanks for posting, I'll be getting some tomorrow.

Up from £2.49 last year but still great value, good burning logs, easily stored and broken by hand.

Never seen these in stock at my nearest HB, however no problem ordering 30 packs for delivery to the. store. Staff even helped me load them into my car. Will order another 30 packs soon. Good value heat logs.

Is it wrong that the image made me wanna eat these, or maybe having missed lunch is taking it's toll

How do these compare to getting a load of logs delivered? I have a woodburner for the first time so am just getting used to it. Do you still use freighters / kindling with these logs? Do you just burn one at a time? Is it cheaper or more expensive than logs? Thanks

littld

How do these compare to getting a load of logs delivered? I have a … How do these compare to getting a load of logs delivered? I have a woodburner for the first time so am just getting used to it. Do you still use freighters / kindling with these logs? Do you just burn one at a time? Is it cheaper or more expensive than logs? Thanks


You still need kindling ... I burnt about 2 to 3 at a time because my room is small.

Dave

Is it wrong that the image made me wanna eat these, or maybe having … Is it wrong that the image made me wanna eat these, or maybe having missed lunch is taking it's toll


Same, I thought they were chocolate logs!

iDealYou

You still need kindling ... I burnt about 2 to 3 at a time because my … You still need kindling ... I burnt about 2 to 3 at a time because my room is small.

In my experience no kindling required if you break up one to begin with in a number of smaller pieces and use a couple of inexpensive fire starters in a well vented fire place, I have a large house and have used every winter in an open fire place, its replaced the coal and seasoned wood which has now become too expensive. Heat Added !!!
Edited by: "catswhiskers" 19th Oct 2014

catswhiskers

In my experience no kindling required if you break up one to begin with … In my experience no kindling required if you break up one to begin with in a number of smaller pieces and use a couple of inexpensive fire starters, I have a large house and use these every winter in an open fire place, its replaced the coal and seasoned wood which I used to use but now has become too expensive


I never tried breaking mine up into smaller pieces, so I will try that next time. Cheers.

iDealYou

You still need kindling ... I burnt about 2 to 3 at a time because my … You still need kindling ... I burnt about 2 to 3 at a time because my room is small.


I bought 20 packs last winter, still got some left. I burn 1 at the time, probably go through 2 per evening, though sometimes i burn other wood that is given to me. I would recommend using coal for wood burners, as the provide a lot of heat and last quite a while once they start burning
J
Edited by: "jeannot18" 19th Oct 2014

There still a good deal though my local HB has them on sale all time. I use briquettes on my log burner currently using Aspen heat logs got a large load for £200. I have used these and were very good briquettes general give off far more heat than seasoned logs as the calorific value is higher and less water content. Maybe not as much heat as some coal/coke but price is great seem them much more to buy in bulk. I think Aldi will be selling heat logs soon judging my previous years normally around November time

jeannot18

I bought 20 packs last winter, still got some left. I burn 1 at the time, … I bought 20 packs last winter, still got some left. I burn 1 at the time, probably go through 2 per evening, though sometimes i burn other wood that is given to me. I would recommend using coal for wood burners, as the provide a lot of head and last quite a while once they start burningJ


I never tried coal before, is it cheaper than these logs & where would I buy these coal from?

iDealYou

I never tried coal before, is it cheaper than these logs & where would I … I never tried coal before, is it cheaper than these logs & where would I buy these coal from?


You need to use both. Home Bargain sells some, that is reasonably priced, i get mine sometimes from B&Q when they have a special offer. I usually setup my stove this way. Some firelighter, (Sometimes some newspapers), then above that some kindling, then some coal
Once it is burning nicely, I will add a log. That's the way i do it, but i am sure that other may do it differently, but it works for me
J

Thanks for sharing OP - have some heat
Is it just me or is the narrator a bit on the dour side, I nearly fell asleep watching it!

Be careful with coal as it can corrode your flue much faster and flue replacement is really expensive. Our installer told us not to burn coal!

jeannot18

You need to use both. Home Bargain sells some, that is reasonably priced, … You need to use both. Home Bargain sells some, that is reasonably priced, i get mine sometimes from B&Q when they have a special offer. I usually setup my stove this way. Some firelighter, (Sometimes some newspapers), then above that some kindling, then some coalOnce it is burning nicely, I will add a log. That's the way i do it, but i am sure that other may do it differently, but it works for meJ



You need a multifuel Woodburner too, a grate means you have. Finally check if you are in a smokeless zone, as you will need smokeless coal. I get mine from home bargains too

brooky_agn

Be careful with coal as it can corrode your flue much faster and flue … Be careful with coal as it can corrode your flue much faster and flue replacement is really expensive. Our installer told us not to burn coal!



Our chimney sweep told us the exact opposite, he recommended a mixture of quality smokeless coal with well seasoned hard wood (multi-fuel woodburner). Cheapest way to get coal is to look on-line for a local genuine coal merchant and get at least five 25kg bags delivered.
Edited by: "toaster" 19th Oct 2014

littld

How do these compare to getting a load of logs delivered? I have a … How do these compare to getting a load of logs delivered? I have a woodburner for the first time so am just getting used to it. Do you still use freighters / kindling with these logs? Do you just burn one at a time? Is it cheaper or more expensive than logs? Thanks



You need firelighters but that's it, lights up pretty easily. You can burn one at a time (or as many as you like), but you need to split it (by hand) for it to catch fire. Count at least 1.5 hrs burning per log. Also no smoke.
Cheaper than getting palets delivered, but of course you need to factor in trip to the shop, loading/unloading. If you're not bothered then there is no cheaper way, I've done my research


Edited by: "dalmore12" 19th Oct 2014

brooky_agn

Be careful with coal as it can corrode your flue much faster and flue … Be careful with coal as it can corrode your flue much faster and flue replacement is really expensive. Our installer told us not to burn coal!



Actually it is the other way around. Burning unseasoned wood is bad for the flue as it creates creosote.
These logs however are fine and really good for getting a quick fire going.

Will these crack and spit like normal logs?

littld

How do these compare to getting a load of logs delivered? I have a … How do these compare to getting a load of logs delivered? I have a woodburner for the first time so am just getting used to it. Do you still use freighters / kindling with these logs? Do you just burn one at a time? Is it cheaper or more expensive than logs? Thanks



depends on your seller of logs tbh, people tend to pay £40-£120 a bag (1mx1m if you are lucky) depending on softwood or hardwood, time of year, seasoned or not etc etc. (£120 was hardwood near penrith last winter).

The guy who's done his research doesn't buy logs for £20 m3 and log ends for £10 m3 obviously! I am lucky. 1 - 1 1/2 bags per month ish, 6 - 7 months burning time costs me about £140 for winter. I hate to imagine how much I would spend on these pulped logs for the same heat. It was less than £1 a day last winter

I think at £40 a bag this will/wood (see what I did there X) ) still be cheaper than these pulped wood logs.

I don't doubt I will now get slated, but there you go mate...

Edited by: "bollybobinson" 19th Oct 2014

littld

How do these compare to getting a load of logs delivered? I have a … How do these compare to getting a load of logs delivered? I have a woodburner for the first time so am just getting used to it. Do you still use freighters / kindling with these logs? Do you just burn one at a time? Is it cheaper or more expensive than logs? Thanks


Did some research last winter after installing a 16kw woodburner which powers everything - hot water, radiators & underfloor heating.
After analyzing my usage of dry softwood (not kiln dried, but still ~20%) and Verdo heat logs, I calculated that, during the coldest part of winter last year I was using £10/day of softwood against £7.50/day of heat logs.
You also use a much lower *volume* of heat logs, compared with softwood, making them easier to move & store.
Personally I use balled-up newspaper and 6 sticks of kindling together with 2 small softwood logs to get the fire started. They I burn one heat log at a time. This gives a roaring fire which is quite sufficient to heat the entire (4 bedroom) house through a combination of direct heat and the underfloor heating and radiators (which are, in turn, powered by the woodburner.
Just had the flue swept for the first time (after 18 months usage) and there was plenty of ash but no creosote.
Edited by: "simonspeakeasy" 19th Oct 2014

bollybobinson

depends on your seller of logs tbh, people tend to pay £40-£120 a bag ( … depends on your seller of logs tbh, people tend to pay £40-£120 a bag (1mx1m if you are lucky) depending on softwood or hardwood, time of year, seasoned or not etc etc. (£120 was hardwood near penrith last winter). The guy who's done his research doesn't buy logs for £20 m3 and log ends for £10 m3 obviously! I am lucky. 1 - 1 1/2 bags per month ish, 6 - 7 months burning time costs me about £140 for winter. I hate to imagine how much I would spend on these pulped logs for the same heat. It was less than £1 a day last winterI think at £40 a bag this will/wood (see what I did there X) still be cheaper than these pulped wood logs. I don't doubt I will now get slated, but there you go mate...



Really helpful, thanks. I have seen a local advert quoting £65 for a full load, delivered. Of course that doesn't help with understanding how much a "load" is! I might try both and compare for myself. Thanks again

lepreporn

Will these crack and spit like normal logs?



No, they just expand slightly as they burn.
Real logs look prettier as they burn, but these heat logs are significantly more efficient.
If you want to create a nice ambience during a dinner party, use real logs. If you want machine to heat the house, use heat logs.

KillerHawk

Actually it is the other way around. Burning unseasoned wood is bad for … Actually it is the other way around. Burning unseasoned wood is bad for the flue as it creates creosote.These logs however are fine and really good for getting a quick fire going.



You need to keep the temperature up regardless, a cooler fire leaves more deposits in the liner. If the creosote catches fire in the liner it can burn hot enough to damage the stainless steel... Just swept my liner and it is surprising how much soot gathers.

littld

Really helpful, thanks. I have seen a local advert quoting £65 for a full … Really helpful, thanks. I have seen a local advert quoting £65 for a full load, delivered. Of course that doesn't help with understanding how much a "load" is! I might try both and compare for myself. Thanks again



Try asking him to compare his "load" to 1m grab bags? My experience of these is anywhere from 1 dumper bucket (1m ish), 1 trailer full, 1 flatbed etc etc. I have had a couple of very good value ones like this but just ask the right questions.. good luck.

bollybobinson

I don't doubt I will now get slated, but there you go mate...


Here's your slating . . . (just kidding!)

Here are my figures:
2 x tonnes of cut soft wood delivered 10th October @ cost of £273.00
Average moisture reading approx 18-20%
Started using = 14th November 2013
Lasted until = 10th December 2013
Total number of days = 27
Cost per day = £10.00
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2 x cubic metres (40 x mesh sacks) of hard wood @ cost of £183.50 total
Started using = 11th December 2013
Lasted until = 23rd December 2013
Total number of days = 13
Cost per day = £14.00
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1 x pallet of Verdo heat logs 15th January 2014 @ cost of £280.00 including delivery and VAT
Started using = 15th January 2014
Lasted until = 28th February 2014 approx
Total number of days = 45
Cost per day = £6.22 average
Comment: 1 x pallet consists of 96 packs. A pack consists of 6 logs. Seems to burn at a higher temperature than the soft or hard wood which means our radiator temperature is higher. Testing so far we are using 16 logs in a day and can start burning from 1.30pm through to midnight with this amount.
280 divided by 96 = 2.92 per pack
2.92 divided by 6 = 49p per log
49p x 16 = 7.78 / day cost of £280.00 total
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This is an extract from the analysis that I did - there is more! May sound a bit **** but, given how much I use, worth it as a one-off exercise.
Would be interested if anyone can find a more efficient solution.
BTW the stove was installed as LPG costs were crippling.


Edited by: "simonspeakeasy" 19th Oct 2014

bollybobinson

Try asking him to compare his "load" to 1m grab bags? My experience of … Try asking him to compare his "load" to 1m grab bags? My experience of these is anywhere from 1 dumper bucket (1m ish), 1 trailer full, 1 flatbed etc etc. I have had a couple of very good value ones like this but just ask the right questions.. good luck.



The way different people sell softwood makes it extremely difficult to compare suppliers - loads / tonnes / bags etc. Then you have to factor in the moisture content. The consistency and predictability is another benefit of using heat logs.
I had 2 tonnes of softwood delivered at one point from a supplier that had proved to be reliable in the past only to find that the moisture varied from 40% - 60% or even higher. This meant that I had 2 tonnes of wood in my bard that I could not use for at least another 12 months. Thankfully I ave a big barn.

These are great, just need somewhere to store them

Thank goodness we're on gas!

http://images1.fanpop.com/images/photos/1500000/LOG-ren-and-stimpy-1552749-1280-1024.jpg

Last I looked Tesco were delivering packs of 12 heat logs for £5. I like to burn them in combination with normal logs, they burn for longer, are drier, pack conveniently and use up otherwise waste wood, but aesthetically a log is nicer.

jeannot18

You need to use both. Home Bargain sells some, that is reasonably priced, … You need to use both. Home Bargain sells some, that is reasonably priced, i get mine sometimes from B&Q when they have a special offer. I usually setup my stove this way. Some firelighter, (Sometimes some newspapers), then above that some kindling, then some coalOnce it is burning nicely, I will add a log. That's the way i do it, but i am sure that other may do it differently, but it works for meJ


Thanks, I'll give that a go ...

simonspeakeasy

Here's your slating . . . (just kidding!)Here are my figures:2 x tonnes … Here's your slating . . . (just kidding!)Here are my figures:2 x tonnes of cut soft wood delivered 10th October @ cost of £273.00Average moisture reading approx 18-20%Started using = 14th November 2013Lasted until = 10th December 2013Total number of days = 27Cost per day = £10.00--------------------------------------2 x cubic metres (40 x mesh sacks) of hard wood @ cost of £183.50 totalStarted using = 11th December 2013Lasted until = 23rd December 2013Total number of days = 13Cost per day = £14.00------------------------------------1 x pallet of Verdo heat logs 15th January 2014 @ cost of £280.00 including delivery and VATStarted using = 15th January 2014Lasted until = 28th February 2014 approx Total number of days = 45Cost per day = £6.22 averageComment: 1 x pallet consists of 96 packs. A pack consists of 6 logs. Seems to burn at a higher temperature than the soft or hard wood which means our radiator temperature is higher. Testing so far we are using 16 logs in a day and can start burning from 1.30pm through to midnight with this amount. 280 divided by 96 = 2.92 per pack2.92 divided by 6 = 49p per log49p x 16 = 7.78 / day cost of £280.00 total-----------------------------------------This is an extract from the analysis that I did - there is more! May sound a bit **** but, given how much I use, worth it as a one-off exercise.Would be interested if anyone can find a more efficient solution.BTW the stove was installed as LPG costs were crippling.



Thanks for that... No I don't think that's ****, bit of a Sheldon myself, recorded the hours burning time each day/number of days , cost & number /type of log used myself.

£135/tonne for softwood logs..... wow.

I currently pay £20 1m3 for seasoned logs, guessing at 1 1/2 bags per tonne = £30 tonne. I have never paid more than £40 1m3 for logs softwood or hardwood. But it is getting harder to source cheap wood as the popularity of woodburners increases.

I do like the sound of your system though seems to heat the whole house.

haslitt

Last I looked Tesco were delivering packs of 12 heat logs for £5. I like … Last I looked Tesco were delivering packs of 12 heat logs for £5. I like to burn them in combination with normal logs, they burn for longer, are drier, pack conveniently and use up otherwise waste wood, but aesthetically a log is nicer.



Do have a link to these 12 for £5 logs please?

TP2

http://www.tesco.com/direct/fuel-express-long-burning-heat-logs-pack-of-12/203-4633.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=203-4633


Note that this is a different product. Different heat logs have significantly different calorific values. It would be worth comparing these values against the cost of the product.

Think I will just stick to the logs that I collected early this summer. They were free too.
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