Can you use cardboard in briquette maker?

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Can you use cardboard in briquette maker?

There are different types of filling that can be used in our briquette maker, newspaper and cardboard are the most common fillings, but you can add straw, sawdust, wood chippings, charcoal and even horse manure!!

Is it safe to burn paper logs?

While you might think that rolling up newspapers to burn in your fireplace would be an eco-friendly idea, hand rolled logs are not compressed enough to burn effectively and can actually cause damage to your chimney flue, pose a potential fire hazard, and harm the environment.

Do paper briquettes burn well?

Paper log briquette makers compress waste paper into rectangular paper ‘logs’ measuring about 21cm long x 9cm wide x 6cm deep which will burn as well as wood for up to an hour or more in a fire-grate or wood-burning stove. You can use a mix of newspapers, cardboard, envelopes, junk mail and magazines.

How do you make newspaper fire Logs?

Gently remove the dowel from its position within the roll of newspaper. Place the paper log in a spot where it won’t be disturbed. Depending on the temperature and humidity in your area, it may take as little as three days or as long as two weeks for the log to dry out completely. Once dry, the logs are ready to burn.

Is it safe to burn newspaper in fireplace?

The inks used in wrapping paper, newspaper inserts, glossy magazines, pizza boxes and other items contain metals that give off toxic fumes when burned. Paper burns very quickly and can easily float up the chimney. This is dangerous since flames that enter the chimney can ignite the creosote deposits in the flue.

Is it OK to burn newspaper in fireplace?

To keep your fireplace and chimney safe and functioning properly, you should avoid putting trash and paper (especially colored and glossy paper) into your fireplace. These materials contain chemicals that are toxic when burned. You may use a small amount of traditional newspaper as kindling if needed.

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