Fuel logs 4 for £1.99 @ Home Bargains / Quality Save
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Fuel logs 4 for £1.99 @ Home Bargains / Quality Save

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Found 6th Oct 2013
Actually found at Quality Save but same offer at Home Bargains which I believe has more stores. These logs are typical double the price or more.

homebargains.co.uk/pro…spx

"To create this perfect evening, these Fuel Logs are perfect for achieving an ideal temperature in an open fire. They can also be used in wood-burning stoves and chimineas. Containing only 100% wood that's responsibly forested and no additives, there's no reason not to enjoy comfort that can only come from a real wood-burning fire.

Features:

Fuel Logs (Bag of 4 Rolls)
8kg bag
Use in open fires, wood-burning stoves and chimineas
100% wood and no additives
Responsibly forested "

In my opinion... pros and cons..

Pros :
Consistent fuel provides predictable temperature and burn time
Each log ~ 5.5kW/h
Can easily be broken into smaller pieces without axe or chainsaw
Lights easily

Cons :
Doesn't look as special as wood
Produces more debris


Can't recommend over collecting and seasoning or buying in bulk, but handy to have a few of these lying around. Once you know how to work it it's quite handy as you can pad out a fire where chunky logs are too big, for getting a fire going, or just for a bit of consistent burn. Also produces an interesting jet type effect through the hole if you split a piece and ignite from one end.

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I have used these to get coal fires going instead of kindling. They are fairly brittle so to half them hold one end and hit a brick wall with the other.

Original Poster

Likewise.. can also be smashed into small pieces using a hammer and no mess if you keep it inside the bag whilst doing this.

Banned

these are great if you've got money to burn

3spartan

I have used these to get coal fires going instead of kindling. They are … I have used these to get coal fires going instead of kindling. They are fairly brittle so to half them hold one end and hit a brick wall with the other.



Preferably your own. Unless you really hate your neighbours.

I'm not telling you where I do ours.

Good find heat added

JamesSmith

Likewise.. can also be smashed into small pieces using a hammer and no … Likewise.. can also be smashed into small pieces using a hammer and no mess if you keep it inside the bag whilst doing this.



You can also make them into very small bits by putting them into a food processor.

louisestokes_ox

Good find heat added



Very funny.

jmarko

Very funny.



I actually didn't mean this as a pun.. My bad lol

How long does one of these last in a stove

2 hours minimum

A pound for 4 hours burning sounds pretty good to me, will have to give them a go

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Alinshearah

these are great if you've got money to burn



Very amusing but, there isn't much else cheaper or as versatile without buying in bulk. In fact British Gas charge £3.14 for the equivalent energy in electric in my area.

Even if you take into account the lesser efficiency of a stove (70% vs ~100%) it works out cheaper than an oil filled radiator! (There's approx 22kWh in a bag.. you can check your local rates here.)

Another way of looking at it is you can run a 4kWh stove flat out for 5.5 hours with a bag of these, vs 3.5 hours with the same capacity oil filled radiator.

Edited by: "JamesSmith" 6th Oct 2013

Original Poster

Oh come on.. If any listing deserves some heat...

http://baddice.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/how-to-paint-fire.jpg

I've used them loads when I ran out of free wood last winter. Burn well, loads of heat and certainly much better value than those little net bags of logs that everywhere seems to sell

I didnt see any in my nearest branch a few days ago.I did get some from B&M though seem good value as it was 10KG in weight for £4.99 or 3 for £10 seem to last about 40 mins in my log burner

bmstores.co.uk/pro…852

This stuff is insane for keeping fires going... heated

Prefer the hardwood seasoned logs from home bargains for my log burner. I find these a pain to light and then when you do get them going they burn too hot in the log burner.

They charge £10 at Centre Parcs so great to buy these to take if you're planning on using these there

Original Poster

phillsmit3

Prefer the hardwood seasoned logs from home bargains for my log burner. I … Prefer the hardwood seasoned logs from home bargains for my log burner. I find these a pain to light and then when you do get them going they burn too hot in the log burner.



Surprised to find you had problems lighting these. I found it almost as good as kindling. Got it going easily with paper and a few twigs.

It can burn quite hot. If you consider the fuel density is higher, the way to control this is reducing airflow and using smaller quantities at a time.

(If you do use longer pieces.. 10cm for example... let it burn until it's almost done before splitting on the fire. It combusts and disperses heat slower that way.)

Calculate the lengths you need based on a fuel density of 5kW per log.

What capacity is your stove? Mine is 5kW.

I found a log can last 2-3 hours if desired, no problem.

Been buying these for 2 years to use occasionally in a chimnea, no complaints.

My local home bargains (Poole) they have 10kg bags of coal for 3 quid too :-)

Think I'll stick (no pun intended) to what I've got

http://i42.tinypic.com/1z5j8jn.jpg

Original Poster

What reading are you getting there on split pieces with your moisture meter ?

How long standing like that? 18 months or so?

I'm looking for <20% to avoid caking up the chimney with creosote causing a chimney fire

This is the meter I was thinking of getting seems popular

amazon.co.uk/dp/…c=1

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81sup8mwJLL._SL1500_.jpg

Is home bargains still stocking these logs? Haven't seen them in the notts store for a while

I seen them in Coventry on saturday but they were 99p each. i managed to get some Zip ones from Wilkinsons for 75p each.

HUX1

A pound for 4 hours burning sounds pretty good to me, will have to give … A pound for 4 hours burning sounds pretty good to me, will have to give them a go



You could get 9 hours burn for £1. See here
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