whenachildisbob · 18/12/2007 11:12
Squonka - we finally ditched our coal back boiler last week and now have a wood pellet stove - it's fab. If you're ever thinking of changing (I'm assuming you must have a back boiler too?) then I really recommend a bio fuel boiler. Way cheaper than coal and getting cheaper than oil very very quickly.
I don't have to shovel coal for Christmas - just chuck a bag of pellets in this thingy and press the remote control. Tis fab!! And we got a 1/3 grant from the govt. because it's and eco fuel.
SquonkaClaus · 18/12/2007 11:23
whenachildisbob: it's a rented house so we can't change anything. The fire has a back boiler to heat the water, but the house doesn't have anything as modern as radiators! probably moving next year so not going to hassle the landlord
We kind of gave up making the paper logs - it seemed an INCREDIBLE amount of hassle for not a very good reward. I'm also interested in how you make it work...
discoverlife · 18/12/2007 15:58
Paper brick maker.
I use a heavy duty metal one.
I have one of those 70litre plastic tubs near the back door. Any paper is ripped or shredded and bunged in it. Once a week I add some water and leave overnight. (this time of year I add extra hot water in case I have to use my hands)sThen you unfold the handles and take out the perforated top layer and bung the soggy paper in it, put the perforated top layer on top of the paper, and fold the handles over and squish. Unfold handles take out top layer and tip out the brick to dry. I put ours in the wood shed in rotation. At this time of year it takes ages for them to dry out, but I have loads from the warmer weather which are just right for now. If I was in a hurry I would put them on top of or in front of the fire, but that would cause condensation.
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