I assume all are familiar with the cheap newspaper recycling briquette makers available online (just type briquette maker into google).
I've been making briquettes with this device, not only from newspaper (papier mache) but with a combination of sawdust (from my chainsawing wood for the wood burner in my house), waste cardboard and old newspapers.
Newspaper on it's own will burn for approximately 1 hour and will ember just like real wood. The combo I've described above will last approximatly twice as long - no substitue for real, seasoned hardwood logs but bulks up the fire when said wood is an increasingly scarce and expensive resource (only costs your labour).
I think the main environmental problem with burning paper is the ink.. What sort of gunk does burning the paper logs give off?cheers,
I think you'll find that's for Christchurch in New Zealand, not the UK.....Rules on outdoor burning in the UK
Isn't an exhaust a fair bit narrower than a flue? Also an engine is pushing the gasses out with a bit of force;don't know if convection would be enough.Actually I read the Christchurch stuff; it was interesting It seems that over 90% of their airborne pollution in Winter can be directly associated with home fires
I like a good conversation that rambles around full of information; Border Riever that chimney sounds excellent, but you're right, it is expensive.
Would there be any benefit in using a car exhaust as the chimney from a small stove in a tipi? The bits are pretty cheap depending on the make used.
I think a truck exhaust pipe might work too. Should be cheap at a scrap yard.Would there be any benefit in using a car exhaust as the chimney from a small stove in a tipi?.
Not sure how Imissed this but anyway,If theres three dumpy bags per week going spare could you fabricate an auger fed heating stove?
and it might be hard to make sure the sawdust still in the auger tube doesn't start burning down into the storage container.