Cardboard wood blocks as fuel

Cardboard wood blocks as fuel

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:31 am

Saw this in FB and checked it out. If your near Northumberland County Pa. and interested, Jeffs recycling in Paxinos Pa. is making these things. I experimented a long time with shredded paper but the mess vrs what you got out of it wasn't worth the time.

They say that a half ton skid of these carboard chip blocks for $240 has the same energy as 1 ton of coal. I can get one ton of coal for $170 so he will have to come down quite a bit to be competative. However once production and sales ramp up, you never know.

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Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
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Re: Cardboard wood blocks as fuel

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:00 am

It takes about 1.5 cord of wood to equal 1 ton of coal,yet a wood by-product is 3x more effective ??? wax is that great ?? yes, I'm skeptical .
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
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Re: Cardboard wood blocks as fuel

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:12 am

If I had a wood burner I would invest in one of their $5.00 bags just for grins and giggles.

Considering their location, I would suspect they are after the summer Knoebels camping crowd. Firewood/campground wood usually sells for $5.00 a bundle and it usually has 4-5 small splits in it. If you buy the wood at Knoebels campground you usually get fresh cut slab wood loaded with moisture. If you can get it to burn at all it smokes like crazy, hence the blue haze emanating from the campground.

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, using a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly stove in the church
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.


Re: Cardboard wood blocks as fuel

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:34 pm

That's a good use for recycling but he has to be making a killing on it if the cardboard isn't costing him anything He's pricing similar to another product called "Envi Blocks" that are basically a giant wood pellet about the the size of a brick.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Cardboard wood blocks as fuel

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:55 pm

Eco Brick , made from wood scraps,compressed into a brick,sold locally for $250/ton,far better deal than waxed cardboard at 2x the $$
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both