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Paper Compressor EDIT :Now 49p, Was 99p, store only @ Homebase
Paper Compressor EDIT :Now 49p, Was 99p, store only @ Homebase

Paper Compressor EDIT :Now 49p, Was 99p, store only @ Homebase

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Edit: It seems the paper compressor is now 49p. Thank you to Kaks26.

Paper Compressor at Homebase was £4.99, now 99p.

I have never used one or never seen one, but it sounds epic.

Made of steel, it is used for recycling waste newspaper into briquettes, and makes ideal fuel for firepits, chimneys and barbecues.

You can use the online stock checker to see if there is stock near you.

I hope this helps someone out.

homebase.co.uk/web…sor
- deek72

155 Comments

Good find! 12 left in my local homebase, so i will pick one up in the morning, cheers!

Original Poster

I will also be picking one up tomorrow morning! I thought I would post first though lol.

not very eco friendly - yes you recycle paper but to burn and increase carbon emissions

Original Poster

Tbh though, I am getting one to see what it is and how it works, I probaly will never burn the paper briquettes lol.

janz70

not very eco friendly - yes you recycle paper but to burn and increase … not very eco friendly - yes you recycle paper but to burn and increase carbon emissions



burning paper will not add any extra carbon, b'cos the paper itself is from tree

Hope I can get one tomorrow, been looking for this on the free cycle boards for a while but 99p is worth a slight detour.

hot find shame none in my store

Original Poster

I have seen a similar item on Argos for £19.99 and the reviews for that look positive. Looks extremely similar to that one. What do you guys think?

argos.co.uk/sta…htm?_$ja=tsid:11527|cc:|prd:3450688|cat:garden+%26+diy+%3E+barbecues+%3E+log+burners+and+chimineas

I think its worth taking a chance for 99p though, even if its not the same as the one in Argos. Might be one those products where you find it is quite simply just awesome.

Maveli

burning paper will not add any extra carbon, b'cos the paper itself is … burning paper will not add any extra carbon, b'cos the paper itself is from tree



you clearly have no idea what you are talking about - burning paper produces a chemical reaction producing carbon-dioxide

so by your theory, unless something is brought onto earth from another planet and burnt only them will the carbon emissions on earth increase.

Trees and paper, infact most things on this planet are carbon based but it locked away - burning it releases it to the air and into the atmosphere

Blummin heck, I bought one a couple of weeks ago for £4.99. My son is having loads of fun making the bricks with his friends though. All our paper instead of going in the recycling box, is going in a bucket of water for a day or two, then turned into bricks, ready for winter.

Great little contraptions, they do all that they say and more, we soak old cardboard boxes too, mixed with some sawdust from logging the brickettes will give a nice long burn in the stove, Superb price.

Ideal way to make a house the way the housing market is.

anewman, that's a top idea!

anewman

Ideal way to make a house the way the housing market is.



Not sure that you'd want your house to feel like it is totally over inflated and heading for a collapse?

Great price though for this! Heat added.

janz70

not very eco friendly - yes you recycle paper but to burn and increase … not very eco friendly - yes you recycle paper but to burn and increase carbon emissions



But better than cutting trees down for firewood


Lionel1

I have seen a similar item on Argos for £19.99 and the reviews for that … I have seen a similar item on Argos for £19.99 and the reviews for that look positive. Looks extremely similar to that one. What do you guys think?http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3450688/c_1/1|category_root|Garden+and+DIY|14418702/c_2/3|cat_15701041|Barbecues|14418875.htm?_$ja=tsid:11527|cc:|prd:3450688|cat:garden+%26+diy+%3E+barbecues+%3E+log+burners+and+chimineas I think its worth taking a chance for 99p though, even if its not the same as the one in Argos. Might be one those products where you find it is quite simply just awesome.



Argos & Homebase are part of the same group & I know have some stock the same so could be

Trees absorb CO2 during the growing cycle. A tree of a certain age (30 years I think) will produce less CO2 when burning than it absorbed during its life.

Voted hot - I wouldn't have use for one, but at 99p it's a hot deal for those who can make use of it.

As to the eco-friendly it is at worst carbon neutral, and actually slightly beneficial.
Remember if you were going to switch the gas on to heat up the house then that releases Co2, so releasing it from old newspapers is approx the same ..... however if you were just going to throw the newspapers away then once they go to landfill (which is where a lot do end up, and even more so with a declining economy) then they will release Co2 as they rot down .... without any benefit.

janz70

not very eco friendly - yes you recycle paper but to burn and increase … not very eco friendly - yes you recycle paper but to burn and increase carbon emissions



Are you suggesting the coal or wood that this replaces would not have released any CO2?

How the heck does someone make an issue to fact that burning them is not very eco friendly? What a muppet of a statement from a bandwagon rider! Do you really think people are turning their recycling paper into these bricks so they can burn for the sake of it? NO they are using them instead of something else they were going to burn. If they didn't do this then they would either binned with usual rubbish or at best placed in recycling bin - all these have to be picked up and processed and if LUCKY they will then be recycled using magic........

janz70

you clearly have no idea what you are talking about - burning paper … you clearly have no idea what you are talking about - burning paper produces a chemical reaction producing carbon-dioxideso by your theory, unless something is brought onto earth from another planet and burnt only them will the carbon emissions on earth increase.Trees and paper, infact most things on this planet are carbon based but it locked away - burning it releases it to the air and into the atmosphere



That's what, year 7 science? Get over yourself.

Darlington store has 5 in stock to reserve and collect, thats the nearest store to me in Middlesbrough a good 20 to 30 minute drive away.

I am so getting one for my chimineas

Original Poster

Who knew a paper compressor could cause so much controversy.

I am just happy its getting voted hot lol.

Simpso if it is the same one, this is epicness if that is a word.

Original Poster

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A picture for amusement to lighten the mood.

Great bargain. I bought one last year for £9.99, so this is a great find!

I remember one of these being on "Tomorrow's World" when I was about 12.

janz70

you clearly have no idea what you are talking about - burning paper … you clearly have no idea what you are talking about - burning paper produces a chemical reaction producing carbon-dioxideso by your theory, unless something is brought onto earth from another planet and burnt only them will the carbon emissions on earth increase.Trees and paper, infact most things on this planet are carbon based but it locked away - burning it releases it to the air and into the atmosphere



Check this link.

greenandeasy.co.uk/Inf…=71

Burning wood is one of the most environmentally friendly ways of heating individual rooms, or indeed your whole house, because timber is a carbon neutral fuel. This means it absorbs as much carbon during growth as it releases when burnt.

Wood left to rot naturally also releases as much carbon dioxide as it does when used for burning.

Maveli

burning paper will not add any extra carbon, b'cos the paper itself is … burning paper will not add any extra carbon, b'cos the paper itself is from tree



Duh. Burning it creates CO2 which goes into the atmosphere, which increases global warming etc.

Good find, hope I get one tomorrow

Some people should stop and think before they type, and then not type at all.

Good find

not at all bothered about the enviro issue:-) i got a log burning stove and this is just what i'm after. will be raiding all the local recycling paper boxes as well. thanks for the find, 6 left in my local homebase so up early for me it is

Original Poster

^^ You're welcome.

Will not let me reserve

daveyk1975

Will not let me reserve




can only reserve when shop open

Picard123

Duh. Burning it creates CO2 which goes into the atmosphere, which … Duh. Burning it creates CO2 which goes into the atmosphere, which increases global warming etc.



OK - quick science update for new readers...

Burning paper = CO2 (carbon dioxide) being released

Throwing paper in bin to rot = EXACT SAME AMOUNT of CO2 (carbon dioxide) being released

It's better to burn the paper and heat a room than allowing it to rot in landfill. Rotting in landfill would mean you are releasing CO2 from rotting paper PLUS you would be burning Gas or Oil to heat your home releasing even more CO2...

(thus using another fossil fuel which would result in DOUBLE the CO2 being released.)

I'm sure I've over simplified the processes but you get the gist. If you recycle all of your paper then the equations get more complex but on the whole this isn't going to any more damaging to the environment than letting the paper rot in the ground...

Original Poster

I really do hope the genuine customers get hold of these, rather than some people trying to make a quick profit on ebay, which you can see for yourself by doing a quick search.

I feel really sorry for the people who will be bidding above normal price, getting ripped off by shameful (in my opinion) sellers.

i had one of these previously, it was great thinking about recycling but trying to make the briquettes was harder than i had imagined, never even managed to burn one, sold my unit!!!!!

Lionel1

I really do hope the genuine customers get hold of these, rather than … I really do hope the genuine customers get hold of these, rather than some people trying to make a quick profit on ebay, which you can see for yourself by doing a quick search. I feel really sorry for the people who will be bidding above normal price, getting ripped off by shameful (in my opinion) sellers.



Dont agree with this at all. A lot of corporations/individuals out there are making fools of decent people on a daily basis and making a lot of money. Why single out ebayers who are making hay while the sun shines? The same applies for all the sites that sell show tickets etc.
Also, this is a demand supply issue. The price is dictated by the value as perceived by the bidder, so it is not the seller who is responsible for making the informed choice for the bidder.
If I put something on ebay for a quick sale and some nut pays a stupid price for it (has never happened, unfortunately) I am not going to complain! :-)

What's the point in recycling if the world is going to end in 2012?
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