Paper Compressor only £6.99 @ Argos
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Paper Compressor only £6.99 @ Argos

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Found 11th Jul 2011
Make your own paper briquettes, ideal for chimineas, firepits and the like.
Normally around the £15 to £20 mark.
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i had one years ago what a faff on with old newspapers to make them.
Good price, thanks.
recycle your paper :))
got one of these from homebase about year ago for 99p. use it quite alot, works really well.

tear the paper into strips and soak it for about 24hrs, and it will work fine
Not great reviews
simate

Not great reviews



What? it's got 4 stars out of 5. thats not bad in my book.
looks good to me, thanks for the post op.
Saw a chap on the telly the other night who burned his Junk Mail and used one of these.
He even signed himself up for offers knowing he'd get even more!!!!!
or just get free argos catalogues:)
dante2000

recycle your paper :))



Yeah we already do our dustmen take it once a fortnight!

So unless you all have real log fires to burn this stuff in its a waste of time and money!
I got one from home base for 99p, it's certainly time consuming and rather messy but if you have free newspapers ( other stuff works but not as well) and the time the bricks do give a good addition to the fire. We've started making this years supply and drying them hard in the sun. £6.99 is still quite a bit to pay though.
What are newspapers?
Newbold

What are newspapers?




Pre iPad thingy’s
Broxy

What? it's got 4 stars out of 5. thats not bad in my book.


Did you actually READ them?
Soak your papers in used cooking oil,used car sump oil,any left over petrol/diesel,thinners,paint stripper,nail varnish remover,nitro glycerine,nuclear waste or any other useful inflammable household chemicals.......this will save any future increases in your fuel bills and give you a warm glow .
^ The fumes would also kill you!
dante2000 argos paper no good only newspaper.
My parents had one of these in the 80s so, for nostalgic reasons, I bought one of these for 75p from Homebase last year and was not impressed. Like most people these days I don't buy newspapers but thought it would be ideal for burning shredded bills. Unfortunately, the amount of energy it took to actually dry the paper 'brick' (3 days on a radiator) far outweighed the amount of heat it gave off.
Edited by: "olipeace" 17th Jul 2011
Another ridiculous idea.
Was surprised to read an article talking about the fact that burning these has about the same carbon footprint as allowing the paper to decompose in land fill. Not being an expert in waste management I can't back that claim up, but if so then these are really good alternatives to paper recycling.
Bricks of Paper?! That's the last thing I want my bricks to be made of! The three little pigs would have been screwed
I've used one of these and used to make them on mass. You have to store a mountain of papers then pick a warm weekend. I threw my papers in an old cement mixer with a few small steel blocks I found to mash it up. don't contemplate making them in a bucket, you'd be there forever.

Most of the ink comes out and they burn pretty well, the tighter you compact them the longer they last.....but they do take ages to dry

Not for the faint hearted :-(
as said , they are messy and you do need a big bucket to allow the ripped up paper to soak in for a least 24 hours , and take most of the "summer" to dry
did this one year i was out of work and burned them that winter , no good for buring themselves , do need to mix with coal / wood
no good for firepits as they give off a lot of smoke
"chimineas" is that some kind of exotic pet?
Car jack + steel tube + suitable disc + something to jack against = more water out.

Less drying time and better logs with less actual work to make the briquettes...takes a bit more setting up first time but its worth it in the long run, price is probably about the same as this because most people have a car jack of some sort or have access to one.
Deedie

got one of these from homebase about year ago for 99p. use it quite alot, … got one of these from homebase about year ago for 99p. use it quite alot, works really well. tear the paper into strips and soak it for about 24hrs, and it will work fine



I grabbed a couple when they were 99p too. I made some softer handles out of pipe insulation & cut up inner tubes - saves you hands if you are doing a lot of bricks.
jhw

Another ridiculous idea.



With fuel prices rising = good idea
Do you find that annoying junkmail keeps getting posted through your letterbox? Create junk mail / dog t*rd briquettes, and post it right back to them!
crazylegs

Yeah we already do our dustmen take it once a fortnight!So unless you all … Yeah we already do our dustmen take it once a fortnight!So unless you all have real log fires to burn this stuff in its a waste of time and money!


Yeah, cos i was getting it for my electric heater....oO
Rom

Yeah, cos i was getting it for my electric heater....oO



Why on earth would you use a log fire with lumps of paper?
Would this be any good for sqeezing the juice out of my apples to make cider?
Sacko

Would this be any good for sqeezing the juice out of my apples to make … Would this be any good for sqeezing the juice out of my apples to make cider?



you probably need a lot more pressure to get the apple juice out properly, my grandad used to have a screw barrel cider press...which is probably what you need.
fattyuk

Why on earth would you use a log fire with lumps of paper?



Doh!!
I have one of these and have been storing the paper logs in a plastic greenhouse for 4 weeks to dry out, I paid nearly £20 on ebay for this

I strip the paper down into strips and soak in water for a day or so in a large bucket.

Dont use chemicals you may cause a chimney fire
just what I was looking for, Thanks
dante2000

recycle your paper :))


Yes you are recycling by heat recovery!!
i dont understand all these discussions here in london we have cental heating and chimneys are of the past will this help us??
now i can make that extension i always wanted
1duck

you probably need a lot more pressure to get the apple juice out … you probably need a lot more pressure to get the apple juice out properly, my grandad used to have a screw barrel cider press...which is probably what you need.


NOT FOR THE PRODUCT
Buy cartons of 100% apple juice instead of apples, It works! I used to use this method years ago in the dark ages.
Use the empty containers to make unsual burning briquettes LOL!
NarMaleen

NOT FOR THE PRODUCTBuy cartons of 100% apple juice instead of apples, It … NOT FOR THE PRODUCTBuy cartons of 100% apple juice instead of apples, It works! I used to use this method years ago in the dark ages.Use the empty containers to make unsual burning briquettes LOL!




If you do use 100% apple juice, what do you do with the excess apples your trees produce?
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