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TSC Wood Bricks

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by littlalex, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. littlalex

    littlalex Member

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    Howdy flamaholics - Trekked across the border today to the TSC in Chester NY to buy some "ECO Bricks" on sale for $2.99.

    Turns out they weren't ECOs at all but packs of three larger bricks (packaging says they weigh 7-8 Lbs.) Haven't weighed them but I suspect they are closer to seven and maybe a little bit more.

    They're too large in this form for me so I'm going to cut the packs down the middle into six bricks. Unfortunately I'm not a tool guy so it's either a hand powered Hack Saw (my aching old arthritic hands) or taking the electric CS to the bunch. I'm hoping that doesn't chew up too great a pressed wood loss.

    The bricks are called Fuel Blocks by Eco-Energy Fuel in KY.

    I'ts warm here today so I won't be burning but I'll report back on the chopping process and how these babies burn.

    Hope the bicarb helped your overindulgence.

    Littlalex

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  2. Shane N

    Shane N Feeling the Heat

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    Do you have a reciprocating saw you could use instead with a fine blade?
  3. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Those bricks are decent, I wanted eco bricks and they only had those big ones so I bought a few packs to try, they're not good for my purpose, I wanted the smaller eco bricks so I could throw one on top of a big coal bed to burn it down, these are too big for that and take a long time to burn down so you may like them for what your doing.
  4. onetracker

    onetracker Minister of Fire

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    weatherguy

    could you elaborate? i've never burned eco bricks but i bought a few packs on sale just to try them. so why would you throw one on top of the coals? is that for when you are planning on cleaning out the ash? lets the coals burn down without adding more coals?
  5. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, every few days when I have too much coals I rake them forward into a pile and bury an eco brick in them, it burns down the coals great without ending up with a ton of ash and still throws a lot of heat, some use a pine split for the same purpose, Ill be doing it with pine once Im out of eco bricks, I still have 3-4 packages from last year.

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