Newspaper Compressor - Now New LOWEST Price!!! - Argos WAS £24.99 - NOW £4.99
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Newspaper Compressor - Now New LOWEST Price!!! - Argos WAS £24.99 - NOW £4.99

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Found 2nd Aug 2012
Posted at a previously higher price... It's never been this low!!! 24.99 down to 4.99 - They are great... saves loads.... makes suitable fuel for chimineas and open fires etc.

Paper Compressor.

Stainless steel.
Black and silver.
Recycle waste newspaper into briquettes, ideal fuel for firepits/chimineas etc.
Fully assembled.
Size H26.4, W29.2, D13.8cm.
Weight 2.7kg.

96 Comments

Good spot, will get one tomorrow.

Reserved one, can't complain at the price! Another gadget purchased I probably don't need but the lure of a bargain won me over again

Banned

I bought one of these in 1982!

Banned

24.99 down to 4.99



Additional Information* Please note item 3450688 has previously been on … Additional Information* Please note item 3450688 has previously been on sale at £6.99.

I've heated this purely because of your name, OP. Let's be buddies!!

Bought one last summer and made loads of logs for winter kindling. They burn really well, they take a while to dry out but if you've got greenhouse stick em in there and they'll dry out in no time.

Banned

weegee900

I've heated this purely because of your name, OP. Let's be buddies!!



Lol.

How does it work

Awesome, getting a stove installed in my house next week perfect timing!

Don't understand the point of this? Why would you need to compress it when you can just chuck it on and it burns fine? *Blond Moment*

msesaver001

Don't understand the point of this? Why would you need to compress it … Don't understand the point of this? Why would you need to compress it when you can just chuck it on and it burns fine? *Blond Moment*



It'll burn really quickly that way, this compresses it into briquettes

msesaver001

Don't understand the point of this? Why would you need to compress it … Don't understand the point of this? Why would you need to compress it when you can just chuck it on and it burns fine? *Blond Moment*



Youtube Link

msesaver001

Don't understand the point of this? Why would you need to compress it … Don't understand the point of this? Why would you need to compress it when you can just chuck it on and it burns fine? *Blond Moment*



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the compressed paper burns slower and for longer rather than sheets which burn fast ans quick. you soak the paper and then compress it It is then more akin to a log burning. However a lot of people say they take a few weeks to dry out.

Evening standard, Metro, City AM, Stylist etc..
I reckon I could heat my home for free X)

BURN BABY BURN!!!

HOT HOT HOT X)

"Chimneas"... What the hell is one of those?
Edited by: "warlockuk" 2nd Aug 2012

its a good price but still a waste of money,paper logs are tedious to make,can take months to fully dry and burn with very little heat.I used mine on one occasion and it was a waste of time

skykid3

Youtube Link



Looks like a lot of hard work to me.....I live in 2012 and thus have central heating.

edgeone

Evening standard, Metro, City AM, Stylist etc..I reckon I could heat my … Evening standard, Metro, City AM, Stylist etc..I reckon I could heat my home for free X)



People actually read City AM?!?!?

mesaver - yeah, no one has explained how to use this (useless) thing.

You get your old papers, add loads of water to mush them up back to pulp, put the munched gunky pulp into the thing and compress it, squeezing out most of the water and making a paper 'brickette'. Then you dry the brickette out over several weeks, and when fully dry, burn it.

Total waste of a lot of effort imv. You start off with dry material, then wet it, then (try to) dry it again to make it burnable.

The alternative (which I do with all my wastepaper in my stove) is simply take several sheets, twist it a few times, bend it to make a 90 degree bend (which holds the coiled up paper together), then put in the hot stove. Non-glossy paper like the dailies burn with virtually no residue in a hot stove, but if not hot enough won't fully burn.

good spot

vulcanproject

Looks like a lot of hard work to me.....I live in 2012 and thus have … Looks like a lot of hard work to me.....I live in 2012 and thus have central heating.



And a huge gas bill no doubt (_;)

blackster

And a huge gas bill no doubt (_;)



Nope. Because I live in the age of condensor boilers. I also live in an age where this would take an hour to setup and hard work farting about to make maybe a dozen bricks, but an hours wage buys a reasonable sized bag of logs....

warlockuk

"Chimneas"... What the hell is one of those?



good price but too much work to save a few bob. Are times really that hard? Time costs money anyway

Thanks just ordered one. Vulcanproject, I have central heating too but is the whole point of this website not about saving money duh?

Some people enjoy being able to utilise what might otherwise be considered waste. It's not for everyone, but there are plenty of people for whom this would be handy.

It's hardly going to eat into hours of a person's day, it seems no more a chore than washing the car of a Sunday or taking the time to prepare a proper meal.

These rust like an old Ford Cortina. I bought 4 about 3 years ago end of season for £1.99 each from homebase (same group) and one has completely rusted, the other mostly. Keep them dry as much as possible which sounds daft considering its use. Also a beggar to push down so use a bit of card to wrap around the handles or it wrecks your hands. Otherwise a good product. I get the kids to do it and they enjoy it, especially when they see the briquettes burn on the chimenea.

blackster

And a huge gas bill no doubt (_;)


vulcanproject

Nope. Because I live in the age of condensor boilers. I also live in an … Nope. Because I live in the age of condensor boilers. I also live in an age where this would take an hour to setup and hard work farting about to make maybe a dozen bricks, but an hours wage buys a reasonable sized bag of logs....



Good for you...I also live in 2012 btw in case your wondering.

Technically these are for firepits and chimineas so worth the work if you plan on using them for that

davej1710

I get the kids to do it



Sounds like you've got the right idea.

Save them a few scraps from dinner though.

vulcanproject

Looks like a lot of hard work to me.....I live in 2012 and thus have … Looks like a lot of hard work to me.....I live in 2012 and thus have central heating.



Where do you think the rest of us **** live 1831!

blackster

Good for you...I also live in 2012 btw in case your wondering.Technically … Good for you...I also live in 2012 btw in case your wondering.Technically these are for firepits and chimineas so worth the work if you plan on using them for that



So are logs or briquettes and my point still stands tall.....
Cartoonhead

Where do you think the rest of us **** live 1831!



You must do if you think this is fantastic for the work involved. I'll get you your stovepipe hat and you can start stoking your steam powered vitriol machine. Mine is electric. I win.

lasajoe

Thanks just ordered one. Vulcanproject, I have central heating too but is … Thanks just ordered one. Vulcanproject, I have central heating too but is the whole point of this website not about saving money duh?



Time is money duh......anyone else got any useless points i can shoot down

vulcanproject

Time is money duh......anyone else got any useless points i can shoot … Time is money duh......anyone else got any useless points i can shoot down



I've got one

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IHmZeGAA2pw/Tw9HHzmr2RI/AAAAAAAAB6I/wcW9a5I8Wk0/s1600/troll%2Bface.jpg

just grab a few argos catalogues. should burn well.

http://trollscience.com/image/f/full/04fb8ae475e1475fd77905569fddabea.jpg

Irrefutable proof time is money

vulcanproject

Irrefutable proof time is money



If time is money, then you trolling on here is time = your point is pointless

I bought one of these for £6.99 last year and we think it is great. It makes excellent briquettes, although I agree with the comment if you have a greenhouse that is the perfect place to store them so that they can dry out really fast. I am currently storing them up as I am going to be waving goobye to the gas fire soon and getting a stove put in. I am not going to fill the pockets of these energy companies any longer when I can burn an endless supply of wood and of course my briquettes.

cheers blue, reserved, I just never know when I'll need one, if the grid goes out and no wood fire, then I'll be in the money selling these blocks a fiver each!..lol!!!
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