Top positive review
Easy to use, each brick burns about an hour
19 September 2016
We have been using this throughout the summer in readiness for burning the bricks as they nights get colder. Awesome product.
My partner half fills a wheelie pin with water, then adds in paper which he just hand tears up, and leaves it in the sun for two to three days to mash - he then strains it straight into the the log maker (uses a fishing net to scoop it out). We then dry the bricks on a wooden rack in the greenhouse, turning them daily to dry. Somehow we now have 60 bricks already!
I have already burnt one on our log burning stove, and it lasted over an hour on a bed of hot coals (from heat logs). Gave out a load of heat, and am really impressed by it. Of course the burn time depends on numerous factors, such as how dense you have compacted your brick, the flow of air through the stove etc etc..... I will be using these alongside heat logs and kiln dried wood
We are currently experimenting by using different proportions of cardboard, and whether a paper shredder would be an advantage - but my partner is happy just to screw up sheets of paper and then use the log maker itself to push the fibres together into a dense block. He has no complaints about the quality or durability of this log maker (trust me, if there were anything to complain about he would....).
Looking forward to using the paper bricks this autumn/winter and saving money!!