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Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by homemade, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. homemade

    homemade New Member

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    Here are the purposes for each of the ingredients:
    • wood char: for heat​
    • mineral char: also for heat​
    • mineral carbon: also for heat​
    • limestone: for the light-ash color​
    • starch: to bind the other ingredients​
    • borax: press release​
    • sodium nitrate: to speed the ignition​
    • sawdust: to speed the ignition​
    any ever do wki for sodium nitrate
    Flash point Non-flammable

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  2. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    Hey Homemade, good to have you aboard!


    Quick question; why did you post this in the ashcan? This is good general info.
  3. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    im with Dune, maybe a mod can move this to a room which will get more views (hint hint)

    oh < forgot my manners> welcome to the hearth
  4. guy01

    guy01 Member

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    wood burners don't use charcoal do they?
    welcome
    Guy
  5. Dune

    Dune Minister of Fire

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    As a blacksmith I am well aware of these facts. The binders and fillers cause bricket charcoal to be a very poor forge fuel.
    I can't really think of any other uses for this knowledge, nonetheless, the ash can isn't the place for facts LOL.
  6. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm really not sure where to relocate it...I guess I'll scoot it over into the Wood Shed, as it's a fuelish subject.
  7. NordicSplitter

    NordicSplitter Feeling the Heat

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    I sometimes use 3-4 pieces of Match light to get things going. A 12 lb bag for $5.99 is a deal for a quick start...

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