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anyone know of a source in Maine for biobricks or enviblocks?

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  1. mbk2000

    mbk2000 New Member

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    Has to be delivered. I found one place in Vermont but they want $500.00 pallet-delivered. I'll fire up the furnace before I pay that much. I've tried everywhere I can think of. Anyone? :cheese:

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  2. fraxinus

    fraxinus Feeling the Heat

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    Damariscotta Hardware in Damariscotta has been selling Biobricks for $300 per pallet. They do deliver, but there is an extra per mile charge. Whether they have any left, I'm not sure. All the Finest Hearth stores - Yarmouth, Topsham and other locations - carry the product but do not offer delivery as far as I know. Again, I dn't know if they currently have any available. There are also plans in the works for a Biobick factory in Maine - possibly Augusta. If this should happen, availability and price should improve.
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    Is there a dealer for these in Maine with some in stock ? I would like to avoid a long drive if possible.

    Thanks for any help, Frank
  4. michaelthomas

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    There is a lady in South portland who has 2 ton? of the bio bricks that she is trying to get rid of. She is listed in either uncle henrys or craigs list under a FIREWOOD search. She said they just aren't working out for her. Finest hearth and home in Portland and Yarmouth are dealers. I don't know what their availability is though.
  5. drlbuilder

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    Big Fish Fence,Sanford 490-1358. Purchased 2 ton last year,for less $ than Finest.
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    I have called big fish a few times , they answered once and said they are out of stock, finest hearth said they are out and will not have any more this season. Thanks for the tip on craigslist.
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    Big Fish, 5 months ago $245 per ton, had plenty. Today $500 per to and have non, crazy. I can hear those boys now,if only we did not sell @ $245. Don
  8. compressedwoodsupplier

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    O'Hara Ice Company has Envi Blocks Bio Bricks and other compressed wood products for sale
    There number Biddeford 283-1003
    Rockland 542-0834
    Bangor 542-1859
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    O'Hara Ice company has Envi Blocks and bio brick and other compressed wood for sale also
    Biddeford 283-1003
    Rockland 542-0834
    Bangor 542-1859
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    What is the cost of Bio Bric per ton in Biddeford at this time?
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    BJN644 Feeling the Heat

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    When I called them a month or so ago they wanted $400 a ton for Bio bricks, the Envi's were cheaper at around the 300 dollar range.
  12. compressedwoodsupplier

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    the bio bricks they have are from canada and the freight is the biggest killer but the envi blocks is the better product
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    If you are looking for BioBricks in Southern Maine try this guy -- www.ahsfuels.com

    He has bricks available
    Goodluck
    Stay warm
  14. Tfin

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    Any idea on how a ton of biobricks compares to cord wood......ie: 1 ton = 2 cord?
  15. compressedwoodsupplier

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    I do know that a ton of Envi Blocks are compares to a cord of silver maple at a 20% moisture content. The moisture content of envi blocks are around 5 % moisture
  16. drlbuilder

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    Even at $250.00 per ton for Bio Bric, I will burn dry hardwood at $225.00 per cord
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    well these products arent for everyone but the benefit is that there are no bugs, very little moisture and very little creasote
  18. Tfin

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    Thank you!
  19. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I would add that burnt correctly BioBricks burn longer, put out more consistent heat and burn cleaner than cordwood. This makes them a good alternative especially in urban areas.
  20. drlbuilder

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    Yes,but how much $$ would you give for them?
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    Right now most of my wood is free, so it's kind of a moot point. But if I was living in Seattle and paying $300 a cord for NW softwood, a ton for $250 would be sweet.
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    I hear ya,250 is not a bad number but the crooks around here want $400 to $500 per ton now,sinful. I went through a couple tons
    two seasons ago and my wife and I enjoyed the product. But since then these prices have put a bad taste in my mouth. Don
  23. compressedwoodsupplier

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    call O'Hara ice they have envi blocks for 325 a ton
  24. Tfin

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    I think I'll stick with wood for now.

    But as I get older/slower/lazier, I can foresee myself burning these.
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