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Eko-Mania Dry Paper Log Maker

3.5 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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  • The perfect way to recycle waste paper and save money
  • Stury aluminium & wood construction
  • No need to soak the paper--ready for the fire right away
  • Easy and safe to use
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Product information

Technical Details
Part Number E-M1030
Item Weight699 g
Product Dimensions40 x 7 x 7 cm
Item model numberE-M1030
Batteries Included?No
Batteries Required?No
Weight700 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB001N4LB3W
Best Sellers Rank 196,870 in DIY & Tools (See top 100)
Shipping Weight721 g
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Date First Available5 Dec. 2008
  
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Product description

Product Description

The eko-mania Dry Paper Log Maker quickly and easily turns your household and garden waste into free fuel for your open fire or wood burning stove.

Help conserve forests, reduce landfill and save on heating costs by using newspaper, junk mail, shredded paper, cardboard, wood chippings, and wrapping paper as fuel.

Produce compact newspaper logs in minutes and burn them straight away. A great way to help your wallet and the environment.



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First of all, it does work and consequently it gives a relatively easy-to-do use for waste paper. However, there are some things of which you should be aware, so that your expectations do not exceed the actuality:
* If I used it as per instructions and compressed with all my strength, I did not have the strength to push the log out of the tube. The solution I found was not to fill it as much -- four double broadsheets gives about the right fill, so that the force required to eject is about the same as the force of compression.
* Be very careful when ejecting the log and ensure that no part of your hand can get caught between the tube and the plunger -- my second log left me with a 1cm diameter blood-blister! Subsequently OK -- once bitten, etc.
* It says that the logs burn for "up to" 30 mins -- expect about half that unless the fire is damped right down.
* The paper logs produce much more ash than wood or eco-logs.
* We have decided that the best use for these paper logs is as kindling/firelighters -- one log, on top of a scrunched up sheet of newspaper, is sufficient to light our woodburner.

Edit, 22 April 2009: I have found that the best "fill" is paper from the shredder. For some reason it can compress down very tight without jamming.
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I love this item. Took me a while to work out best way to use it. I started off getting it stuck every time and I felt very weedy. I soon found out that it is best not to tear up the paper as it gets stuck up the sides, as it were (it will make sense when you get it) it's best to scrunch the paper up in loose balls then use the plunger to pack it down. Fills right to the line and pops out with ease in a beautiful and tidy log shape.

Oh yeah and it burns very well too !
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Encountered similar problems with over compacted log on first two tries. Subsequent attempts, including using rolled paper, produced a range of indifferent logs. However 12 year old grandson mastered this straight away. When filling the tube he simply randomly pushed individual open newspapers sheets in one by one (unfolded, not pre-scrunched)and used plunger to compact each sheet until stipulated level reached. End result was a well filled solid log that came out easily and burnt 30+ minutes.
He was well pleased and spent the next 2-3 hours in front of the TV producing several bags of logs.
Quicker,less messy than briquette maker (these take weeks to dry)and comparable end product. Entertaining the grandson was a bonus.
Recommend
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This item is very well made and good value for money.
The logs are easy to make using J.Bas's advice and you can use the logs straight away. You could possibly hurt yourself with this if you don't take the basic care with any operation using a device. Some people will manage to hurt themselves with a hammer or screwdriver. This log maker is inherently safe.
I don't see the point of using a 'wet' method of making logs when this piece of equipment is available. Yes, the paper logs from this might not burn for as long as some those made by other methods but no matter how you burn a newspaper it will only have the same calorific value (amount of heat it will give) and always produce the same amount of ash. Why bother with a messy alternative?
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Brilliant piece of equipment - already have wet paper block maker for use in summer but this can be used all year round to suplement longer burning 'wet' blocks
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This is a great way of using all the junk mail, envelopes etc we would normally just chuck away. We shred it all and then use it as the filling. Makes excellent kindling.
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Having read previous comments where use of this product caused serious injury, I decided this was the perfect present for the wife. I waited as she opened it with baited breath, but soon lost interest as she read and followed the instructions and then effortlessly produced a number of paper logs. No jams or bodily injury, just paper logs that burn for 10 to 15 minutes. Great for regular conversion of junk mail unto heat. Would have rated at five stars but no broken fingers, otherwise a great product.
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By Bob on 28 Dec. 2011
I've found that is is easiest to get the log out of the tube by placing a stick or poker upright on the ground, then turn the cylinder upside down and press onto the stick.

This method allows the paper to 'Give' a little as you remove it and even well compressed paper can be pushed out without too much effort.
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