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Super Cedar Samples

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by hardwood715, Sep 24, 2006.

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  1. hardwood715

    hardwood715 Feeling the Heat

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    I received my free samples of super cedar in the mail, and appreciate it very much! The temps here are back in the 70's, So I haven't had a chance to try it yet. I went to the web page and read up on the product, and saw the comparison charts to fat wood, etc. Any one use these, and fatwood? Seems these would do a better job, as fat wood burns up quickly. Wonder if i could quarter these to use like for 4 fires. I like the label as it has hearth.com all over it, that is way to cool. if they work as advertised, they have my business due to the quick reply to my email for samples alone.

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  2. Todd

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    Fatwood never worked very good for me. I've tryed the Super Cedars and they work great. I cut mine into 1/3 pieces.
  3. hardwood715

    hardwood715 Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Todd, I will cut em in thirds, and use them, that means I got 6 firestarters for free, can't beat that deal!
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    I was the happy recipient of Super Cedar samples last year and they were fantastic! I did not even need kindling when I used them. I cut mine into thirds also, and this worked very well. Got a good hot fire going quickly with little or no smoking. Just what I was after.
    I've tried fat-wood too. Big thumbs down. Took multiple pieces(sometimes excessive amounts) to get her going. Hardly worth it.

    Try 'em. You'll be pleasantly surprised. I was.
  5. BikeMedic2709

    BikeMedic2709 New Member

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    Ok. Where did you get free samples? I did a search (in Yahoo) and found their website, but no free samples, though. Looks like something I may try. Sounds like you have had a good experience with them. How long of a burn time do you get out of a third of a starter?
  6. crow

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    Thomas from NW Fuels was kind enough to send me a couple to try last year. I don't know if that is something he is still doing or not. But It worked wonderfully for me.
    This year I ordered direct form their website. The greater the quantity ordered, the greater the price break. 100 super cedar fire starters was 59.95 including shipping.
    Considering it took me 1/3 to start a fire nicely...100 will go a Looonnnnnnggggggg way.
    It's a good product.
    They are also available through Plow and Hearth catalog online. But they were $10.00 more for thesame quantity + shipping.

    As for burn time per 1/3, I did not keep track. I just know that it was easy to get a good fire going with minimal effort ,little or no kindling and NO PAPER.

    It was nice. and it smells good to boot.
  7. Roospike

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    Read the "Duraflame for fire starters" thread. the info your looking for is in there. http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/3207/
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    hardwood715 Feeling the Heat

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    Wow that sounds good, clean burn, smells nice, yeah the fatwood always shrunk and burned quick, her's where I got my samples,
    Email your info to forstarts@aol.com and they will ship tomorrow. (samples)
    Can't wqait till it cools down to try them!
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    BikeMedic2709 New Member

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    Thanks! I got the information! Looks good!
  10. NWfuel

    NWfuel Minister of Fire

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    Thank you for the great reveiws. Try the Super Cedars to start you Charcoal grills also. Leaves no taste like the fluid. Very popular on the BBQ competition circut.
    Thomas
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    Thomas,
    Thank you for the sample. I received it the other day but like hardwood715 (I live in the same town) the weather has been warmer so I haven't been able to use them. If I break them in half do they just last half as long?
    Thanks again.

    I look forward to trying these. A simplier way to start a fire at 6:00AM will be most appreciated!
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    Your welcome Kevin. The half should burn 20 minutes or more, just not as big of flame.
    Thomas
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    I split one in thirds and started a small fire last night, temps were in 50s, amazingly it started with a regular match, and burned very well. I didn't use paper, just some kindling and I had an established fire in no time. Very impressed! Burned much longer than any stick of fatwood, actually smelld nice, and ignited wood without any coaxing or adding pieces as usually occurs when using the fatwood. I am going to place an order for more !
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    Glad you enjoyed using them. May I suggest no kindling and start with your big pieces of firewood. It will be easier.

    Thomas
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    Thomas,

    I too recieved my samples, but still have yet to start a fire. More feedback when I do!

    Thanks again.
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    Hi Thomas:

    I just received my samples today, and hope to be testing them out very soon.

    Ed
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    I recieved my sample within days of asking, tried a 1/3rd piece in my cold stove tonight and all I can say is WOW! I used no kindling, just 2 medium splits 6" apart with the SuperCedar Firestarter inbetween them and then criscrossed 2 medium and one large split on top. I lit the edge, left the stove door cracked and sat back and watched. A few minutes later I shut the stove door, a little later I damped the flue - no paper fly ash, no babysitting a fragile kindling fire and no opening the door to add bigger and bigger pieces. This is a terrific product that works as advertised and makes life easier - I'll never chop kindling again! Will be placing my order directly.
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    Sorry you weren't too impressed %-P
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    Hi Thomas, I too received my samples. As soon as it cools down here I will try them out! Thanks again.
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    Jeez all these hearth.com members with samples are making me curious, these super cedar firestarters must be pretty awesome.
  21. NWfuel

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    Everyone is welcome to samples. Just email your shipping address to forstarts@aol.com and they are on their way.

    Thomas
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    Are these safe to use in modern wood stoves, like a jotul oslo? I know the answer is yes, I just would like to know more of the why. Will the wax clog secondary system? Does it burn too hot like construction wood?
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    I didn't know they were free for EVERYONE!!

    Sweet, email sent.

    Thanks
  24. NWfuel

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    Senor Frog, We have had extensive testing done on the Super Cedar Firestarters by Sud-Chemie Prototech and MDE Engineers (a Fire Forensic Lab.) They found that the Super Cedar Firestarters in no way endanger the life or activity of the catalytic combustors tested and that the catalyst actually performed better when assisted by the Super Cedar Firestarters. While we have not had testing done on less restrictive stoves such as those with burn tubes the information pertaning to catalytic combustors should apply to secondary burn systems with less critical requirements. The Super Cedar Firestarters reach a peak temperature of 1200 degrees F. within three minutes and it is our unique blending process when combined with a minimal amount of highly refined paraffin that creates an oxygen rich firestarter. The Super Cedar Firestarters are made from 100% recycled materials, are non toxic and will not leave any residue. Documents and/ or samples are available to all at forstarts@aol.com.
    Lara
  25. Marty

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    Is that a "Super Cedar" in your avatar?
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