Turns out a 15-hour burn is possible....

bluedogz

Minister of Fire
Oct 9, 2011
1,247
NE Maryland

Jags

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Aug 2, 2006
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Northern IL
Ummm...what does the price breakdown look like per brick? Even at 25 cents per brick, that is (was) a $6.00 fire._g
 

bluedogz

Minister of Fire
Oct 9, 2011
1,247
NE Maryland
Correct, but in a rental house with no proper wood available, even $0.25/brick is better than the alternative.
 

DougA

Minister of Fire
Dec 13, 2012
1,938
S. ON
50 cents ea at my closest supplier.
 

Mainely Saws

Feeling the Heat
Jan 11, 2010
299
Topsham , Me.
I don't know the cost of these wood bricks but the large ones that I use from Tractor Supply are $1.00 each & weight about 7 lbs. Up until this coming cold snap I have been using 3 bricks per load & they last longer than any load of firewood that I can put in my stove .I start them with 1/4 of a Super Cedar .I was on a two load per day schedule ( no other heat) . Not cheap compared to free firewood but at $287.50 per ton compared to truly dry wood ,very close to the going rate around here . I will say that about have of the burn cycle is from the coaling stage. Very little ash & it's a completely burned / fine ash that is left ...............
 

bluedogz

Minister of Fire
Oct 9, 2011
1,247
NE Maryland
Hmmm.... A pallet of 'em is $250 around here, so, yeah, around $0.25 apiece (1000 per pallet)
 

weatherguy

Minister of Fire
Feb 20, 2009
5,330
Central Mass
that's going to run over $400 a month at .50 and $200 at .25, every time I burn a Neils log I'm thinking of the money Im burning.
 

DougA

Minister of Fire
Dec 13, 2012
1,938
S. ON
If I had a 3 cu ft block of pressed sawdust in my stove, it would probably last 2 days BUT the real question is how much heat are you getting during the entire burn?

The good thing is that they are recycling wood that would otherwise go to landfill.
 

Mainely Saws

Feeling the Heat
Jan 11, 2010
299
Topsham , Me.
For me I heat 1000sqft solely with a 1.7 cft stove using wood blocks . I will need to burn more blocks or add in some good dry oak with the coming colder temps .............
 

bluedogz

Minister of Fire
Oct 9, 2011
1,247
NE Maryland
that's going to run over $400 a month at .50 and $200 at .25, every time I burn a Neils log I'm thinking of the money Im burning.
This is absolutely valid. In the absence of my (normally free) seasoned wood, though, it's any port in a storm.
 
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Gpsfool

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Oct 17, 2014
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Western New York
Try the Eco blocks from Tractor Supply - regularly $3.49 a six pack - cheaper than the "WoodBrickFuel" blocks. This six-pack weighs ~20 lbs. They often go on sale for $2.99. Not all TSC's carry the Eco blocks but they are a SKU and your local TSC will get them for you if you ask.
Here is URL: http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/redstonetrade;-ecobrick-pack-of-6 . Personally I find the Eco blocks from TSC better than their three block package of larger blocks - those appear to me to be less tightly compressed.
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bluedogz

Minister of Fire
Oct 9, 2011
1,247
NE Maryland
On the way to TSC this afternoon... finally found an employee that knew what they were!