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What do you guys think of this paper briquiette maker?

 

http://reviews.ebay.co.uk/Paper-Log-Maker-...000000002336053

 

Are they a good idea. In our home, we seem to be throwing away so many mags, newspapers and envelopes and junk-mail. Do they burn well? Any thoughts or anybody with any experience of them? Cheers.

 

I've tried similar (straw) briquiettes and never found them to burn particularly well.

 

I don't think paper would be any better, certainly not without an accelerant like wax or parrafin.

 

In fact paper burns particularly poorly without plenty of oxygen. Try chucking a "Yellow Pages" directory on your fire and see how warm you get!

 

 

 

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