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Title: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: thepaperboy on Sat 3 May, 2008 - 05:58 pm
 I have seen a thing adertised for making newspaper logs from Maga mail, have anyone tried it or heard what they are like .
Or horrors of horrors I might have to cross the road for this one.


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: Collie on Sat 3 May, 2008 - 06:01 pm
I got sucked in... great idea except you have to soak and mush the paper, then stick it in the brick maker , make the brick then leave it to dry for about a bloody month to be dry all the way through and quite frankly it is easier to roll up a newspaper, screwit up a bit and chuck on the fire.

IMO huge effort for very little gain


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: ♦ snoopy ♥ on Sat 3 May, 2008 - 06:22 pm
yeah I bought one too... like 10 years ago or something... good idea but blardy time consuming...

Easier to roll the paper into long tubes and tie knots in it.


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: Brain on Sat 3 May, 2008 - 06:37 pm
what they said  :ok:


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: Kain on Sat 3 May, 2008 - 06:41 pm
Those paper brick making things have been around for years... My parents bought one approx 25 years ago... Was hardly used.


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: thepaperboy on Sun 4 May, 2008 - 04:45 pm
 Thanks guys , you just saved me $40. I knew that the idea was an old one because I can remenber my father talking about it. & in those days I think that they use to roll & soak  them in the washing tub.


 Now another question How does the dry rolled paper burn ? I got a new wood burnner.
 after all if rolled paper works well I'm in the right bussiness.


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: ♦ snoopy ♥ on Sun 4 May, 2008 - 06:00 pm
dry rolled and knotted... I use em to start the fire, with a little drop of kindling....


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: Brain on Mon 5 May, 2008 - 08:12 pm
a drop of kindling?  is your kindling liquid?


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: thepaperboy on Mon 5 May, 2008 - 08:17 pm
dry rolled and knotted... I use em to start the fire, with a little drop of kindling....
I didn't click on that Jj How can kindling be liquid?


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: Brain on Mon 5 May, 2008 - 10:09 pm
it can't , i'm sure snoopy means she just uses a small amount


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: Coach on Tue 6 May, 2008 - 06:21 am
Diesel is good kindling.


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: Angel on Tue 6 May, 2008 - 10:19 am
or petrol  :eek:


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: dab on Tue 6 May, 2008 - 10:46 am
petrols a bit dodgy dovey...your likely to blow yaself up.

diesel is safer.



Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: Wolfdini on Wed 7 May, 2008 - 04:40 pm
what I used to do in the early days - was rinse out a milk carton (the cardboard ones of course!!) and let it dry. Tear up newspaper and stuff them with it (good for kids to do) Then use the whole thing in the fire. If they are stuffed tightly - they are slow burning - which is great! I have a Kent and they were ideal in there! :eek:


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: pebbles on Wed 7 May, 2008 - 11:24 pm
what I used to do in the early days - was rinse out a milk carton (the cardboard ones of course!!) and let it dry. Tear up newspaper and stuff them with it (good for kids to do) Then use the whole thing in the fire. If they are stuffed tightly - they are slow burning - which is great! I have a Kent and they were ideal in there! :eek:

what a brilliant idea.


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: thepaperboy on Fri 9 May, 2008 - 03:31 pm
what I used to do in the early days - was rinse out a milk carton (the cardboard ones of course!!) and let it dry. Tear up newspaper and stuff them with it (good for kids to do) Then use the whole thing in the fire. If they are stuffed tightly - they are slow burning - which is great! I have a Kent and they were ideal in there! :eek:

what a brilliant idea.
Yes that is agood idea.

 I have found out in the old days yhat they would roll the newspaper up & soak them in water ,then dry them out , the newpaper would swell & go a little like wood.


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: spanky on Fri 9 May, 2008 - 03:34 pm
Diesel is good kindling.
or petrol  :eek:


Or CRC

 :embarresed:


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: thepaperboy on Fri 9 May, 2008 - 04:48 pm
Yes I belivve that you household has foud that out.


Title: Re: Newspaper fire bricks
Post by: youllneverknow on Sun 27 July, 2014 - 09:57 pm
Hi Gscb Bot


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