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Mairin's Journal

Mairin's Journal

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For Jacinta

04 January 2010 23:45:37
For comparison purposes

For comparison purposes

Back to the paper logs - these two paper logs were the first two I ever made.  I used a Saturday issue of the Irish Independent in tabloid form, including the Weekender magazine, the Aldi supplement and another section in broadsheet form.  As you can see, size-wise, they are roughly the size of a briquette and have shrunk by approximately a third.  They are no more a fire hazard as the briquette is as they are both hard.  They are easy to store as they stack on top of each other. 

I burned ones that I made after these but they were not fully dry.  The ones I burned lasted for near 1.5 hours so I would expect these to only last for one hour.  I also don't make them as big as these now as these took approximately 15 weeks to dry completely. 

 


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Jacinta Jacinta 05 January 2010 06:18:23

That is so interesting,Mairin. Tell me about the thingy you bought to make them, where you bought it, how much. And what exactly it does. I was telling Steve last night but I couldn't remember anything about the 'thingy' itself. And I was beginning to sound really stupid. Ha ha. It looks great. I don't even know what it is called. Can you burn these logs in an ordinary fire as well, or just in a chiminea?


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