They have a winter camp out at our elementary and starting a fire is part of it. Come check out all the other folks busy Doing the Stuff! ( Log Out /  Really stretches the wood supply. I’ve actually been experimenting with making a fireproof paper brick for a 13-brick rocket stove, (unsuccessfully I might add). Thanks. Would these “bricks” work in an interior wood-burning stove? Thanks for this great idea. Todd’s note: Hope you enjoyed Jamie’s tutorial. Over 400 old and current manufacturers, with unique parts and patterns. I put a few handfuls of the pulp in a 12 inch PVC tube with holes drilled near the bottom, insert the propane bottle and press out the water. Awesome! I know junk mail, but I’m thinking maybe used tea bags, coffee grounds, maybe even fruit and vegetable scraps. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Pingback: How to Make Firebricks and Wood Stove Logs for Free! I’m thinking until it melds into a mush. Need to know if these bricks create creosote like woodburning. Well I for one will be giving this a go. If you try it yourself, we’d like to know how it turns out. Great idea! What does it mean they will burn a long time? Pingback: How to Make Firebricks and Wood Stove Logs for FREE – iSeeiDoiMake, Pingback: 23 Things That Preppers Shouldn't Throw Away, You can also add sawdust to the mixture as another filler. Cool deal I am going to try your process. Out of all of the physical spam you receive in the mail, leaves you rake, dead foliage, paper towel rolls, paper plates, napkins, beer boxes, egg cartons, etc., etc., etc., (any biomass material you can think of) – why not turn it into useable logs for your furnace, campfire, or cooking? Bigger than the common household shredder, I could grind up a whole check book. This process only requires: Two buckets, a drill (or stabbing weapon), piece of wood (or bottom of another bucket), kinda a custom drill bit, water. Anyone have any comments with this one? Suggestions that I have gotten is that they are for adding to an already burning but I was thinking that if I make smaller and bigger ones I could infuse smaller ones with wax and it would be more like a firestarter recipe but would solve that problem but I am still in the experiment stage. I have a lot of cardboard, and lots of junk mail come, I used to put it in the recycling bin and let it be taken away… not anymore, it goes in my bin for summer log making 😉, Pingback: Skill of the Month Progress Check! Some recipes add sawdust, but I don’t produce much & no one around here wants to give theirs up. Go around all the bucket and on the bottom. Helping each other on the climb to self-reliance and preparedness…the Survival Sherpa way…One step at a time. I put the draining bucket on top of the other bucket to save the water – you can re-use the same water many times. I hate spam too!! Give a guess. a 12 sheet crisscut shredder will work however it’s best to load cardboard with ripples(corrugation lines) horizontal to the shredder. The chimney diameter should be the same as the appliance’s flue outlet (6 inches for most models). Just depends on your trash and what you would want burning in there. Do you suppose a drywall compound mixing bit would do the trick if the papery mess got soaked for a few extra days? Pingback: Prepper News Watch for July 25, 2014 | The Preparedness Podcast. – You can also keep up with the Stuff we’re Doing on Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, YouTube and Facebook page… and over at the Doing the Stuff Network on Pinterest, Google +, and Facebook. Wood and Multifuel Stoves, Flue & Chimney Systems, Stove Spares Wood furnaces function similar to a wood stove, but the design favors practicality over style. Apparently there are molds out there that you can purchase that are specifically used for making fire bricks out of paper, just like in the video below. We will never share your email with anyone, ever. Very interesting. Maximum temperature in service up to 1430°C For kiln linings, ceramics, metal casting, forges and brazing hearths. But you shouldn’t cook that way. Unless you know the pallet is toxic free, then cook over flames. I think it might work nice for this project also! Go to your local Home Depot, Lowes,Lumber yard,ex.. and ask for there sawdust left overs from the lumber section.. Add it to your mulch… makes denser bricks .. burns hotter and longer… drying time is alittle longer .. i have also added wax on occasion as an external coating for wet weather camping.. lights fast and stays dry…good luck…. Also, I was thinking you could take the squeezed pulp and smoosh it into smaller containers (butter tub, bottom of milk carton, etc) to get smaller “bricks” or different shapes. Thanks for the comment! Sounds like you’ve got a great operation going, Thomas! Just don’t use the plastic coated things. What do you do with the water afterwards? Vitcas Insulation Firebricks- Grade 30. Awesome setup I’m doing the same as im typing this. In an emergency, I’d use them if that’s all I had available. How to Make Firebricks (fire logs) and Wood Stove Logs for Free! Jamie, the author, could tell you more. Jamie Burke is a master at repurposing trash and junk. Pingback: PREParedness Items to Get in the Back to School Sales - Mom with a PREP. If anyone wanted to make a lot of these, checking in with the staff of your school–custodian and/or principal–and getting them to set aside whatever was clean paper from the copy room (trimming from paper cutter, boxes that the paper comes in, reject first few copies from a big run on certain machines, etc. It works real good, Also try doing it with multiple size containers, great hikes and other outdoor activities without having to carry such large pieces. How long do these burn and how hot do they burn? $3 each at walmart. I also thought this was about firebricks. How long should I let it drain before I flip my bucket and knock out my mold? WOW! The set consists of 17 arch fire bricks which can be used to form the arch a doorway of a Wood Fired Pizza Oven or used to construct the roof of a tunnel shape oven. This is a much better method and doesn’t really cost anything. The candle wax is a brilliant add, sir!! 15 min, a day. Left over newspapers……. Change ). Buy fire bricks at Home Depot for a $1 each and get over it already. That’s all it takes. I only have a batter operated drill. Black Galvanized Rectangular Chimney Caps. We supply genuine top quality wood burning and multi-fuel stove replacement glass, stove fire bricks, insulating stove rope and seals, stove glass and fire bricks cut to order, Mica, glue, stove paint, cement, glass clips, and much more, for over 2,500 stoves, delivered to you anywhere in the United Kingdom at very competitive prices. Vitcas Ltd204-208 Broomhill RoadBristol BS4 5RGÂ. Firstly, I respect the efforts in sharing this work and always looking for ways to save energy & money. My family made firebricks using salt and sifted ash that was baked in the fireplace. We use to use the blender method to make recycled paper. make them in an ice cube tray. Anyone have any step by step videos or instructions? VITCAS Fire bricks 60% Alumina Fire Bricks Size 230 x 114 x 64mm. Resistant to a high temperature of 1260oC / 2300oF. Sorry for the misunderstanding. The lightweight, smooth firebricks are used for decorative purposes and are available in different colours. You also must make sure it is totally dry then put it in a dry place. Can be used in fireplaces, stoves, wood burning bread and pizza ovens and in barbeque grills. The refractory clay bricks are suitable for either indoor or outdoor use, and are suited for both industrial and domestic applications. I’ll take a look at the vid. Found it handy to use pvc pipes 4-6” dia. We’ll have to do a diy firebrick post just for you. Not if you look around at yard sales for discarded, half-used candles. You can also lube the board with vegetable oil to keep the shredder running optimum. I have been making these bricks for a while, I have a wood burner in my garage and use them there, I soak paper in large buckets for 2 weeks and press them in a metal hand press, I dry them in my greenhouse. Try drying for a month in the sun, and on humid or rainy days bring it inside. I bet it burns good and hot too! Makes it easier if it’s not a powered tool. Doesn’t really matter if you are using a power tool to grind it fast. If you don’t have access to a paper shredder, soaking the material makes it easy to break up with a tool, DIY or homemade like Jamie made. Flat shape. How to Make Firebricks (fire logs) and Wood Stove Logs for Free! Once dry, these will burn a long time.. and cost you ~ nada. Then I set the re-used water bucket inside of that bucket (because water is heavy). I love the word FREE. If it was chopped up, it would start faster, just like wood. Trampart is not the only one who thought we would be learning how to make Firebrick. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Like Like His latest project shared on our DTSN Facebook Group not only saves money, but would be very useful both now (free is always good) and after a SHTF event. HI guys!! Fire bricks are made of literally debris like wood and newspapers, etc. My wife works in an office that use a shredder and she collects bags of that, so we don’t try to add energy to the process. Start putting your papers, leaves, bio material in it. I’m very impressed and will make out of untreated wood scarf sales these fire bricks. That could go in. Check out youtube rocketstove briquets easy to make aand burn for about 1/2 hr. Vitcas Coloured Firebricks available in Red. Any idea how to water proof them. Set your press inside the bucket over the pulp. Use This Genius Technique To Turn Trash And Biomass Into 'Fire Cakes' - Prepper Realist, Pingback: SPP077 The 5 Areas of Preparedness - Survivalist Prepper. Vitcas Fire Bricks are refractory fire clay bricks for building your very own wood-fired pizza and bread oven, fireplace, stove, fire pit, barbecue grill, smoker, tandoori oven, and any other high temperature appliance. Any suggestions on what went wrong. Some times I put a cup of pulverized candles I get from the thrift store for really cheap in the mixer at the start. It’s basically step by step word for word. Brick & Concrete Cutting Diamond Disc is for cutting firebricks, pizza oven bases and concrete materials. Check at some of your high end Hotels that put out Newspapers for the guests, only need one or two to keep you in paper, like the idea of leaves, especially when all the neighbors have got theirs bagged up, sure they will give them away free. I use a concrete bit that I took a grinder to the edge of to make it sharper. Solo Stove Stainless Steel Fire Pit Tools Tongs for Wood in Fire Pit Includes Set of 36.5 inch Fire Pit Wood Grabber Poker and 32 inch Grabber Great for Outdoor Fire Pits and Fire Pit Accessories 4.8 out of 5 stars 472 + your TRASH! I’ll check on your ignition question for you. Thanks for the help. thought of a dip in ax but that likely would be cost ineffective…. As for fire bricks, you need to add clay to the concrete. Pingback: How To Make Firebricks – A Website For All The Ideas You Will Ever Need. I have been doing this for years with great success! I’ve been making the fire logs since last fall, I’ve gotten addicted. propane bottle fits perfectly inside a 6 inch PVC tube. Fire bricks (we can make them to measure) Baffle plates; Stove Glass (we can cut them to size) We are constantly adding more stock items to our website. Dimensions: 230x114x76mm. You can enter your email in the subscription box on the upper left hand corner of the blog page to subscribe. Love this! - Prepared Bloggers, Prepper News Watch for July 25, 2014 | The Preparedness Podcast, PREParedness Items to Get in the Back to School Sales - Mom with a PREP, BASIC LIST / SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR LONG TERM SURVIVAL - Page 582, How To Make Fire Logs — Homestead and Survival, Hippiesue's Blog » Blog Archive » How to Make Firebricks logs and Wood Stove Logs for Free! 😉, would this work with shredded paper from paper shredders/. Ans, if you add parafin wax as an accelerator, it smells like someone is burning garbage. Thank you so much for this idea ,and it’s recycling at the same time! P.P.S – If you find value in our blog, Dirt Road Girl and I would appreciate your vote on Top Prepper Sites! These take a few days to dry, so I would think that the bucket sized ones would take a week or more to dry through. The title is misleading. Maximum temperature in service up to 1600°C For kiln linings, ceramics, metal casting, forges and brazing hearths. ASH GRATE + ASH PAN The bottom of the firebox is a simple cast iron grate that allows ash to fall away from the firebox. Love your stuff…one comment..we bought a brick press and were making them….seemed to only burn around the edges…like it was too dense to burn throughout….Someone told me to try to put holes through it…hard with the press we have. Thanks. I found a bucket that someone cut the bottom off.. well perfect. Jamie sent me this reply to the question – Two things: You need a custom drill bit, which I have. ( Log Out /  I could They are easy to fish out before I pour the slurry and they do a fantastic job of mashing. Shredded paper has more surface area and would turn to pulp quicker. What’s food-safe or not to put it? I like the idea of different sized containers. Be SUREto always use FOOD-SAFE plastic buckets. The diamond stone cutting disk is durable and can precisely cut different materials. The fire bricks are made from lightweight ceramic fiberboard which reflect heat back to the fire for hot, clean-burning and protects the stove body from damage. I tried this a while back using a bit of soap in the mix to hold it together. I member of our Doing the Stuff network shared this in our group. If you want it to dry faster, cut these logs as you would a pizza, into sections. Mary, I would have thought that something that burns well and cost you nothing is worth it 🙂 However, I have one question. Vitcas Acid Resistant Clay Firebricks are heat resistant to 400oC / 752oF. Keep failing forward! Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. A 16.4 oz. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Used to form the arch of a doorway in a Wood Fired Bread/ Pizza Oven or is used to construct the roof of a tunnel shaped oven. ( Log Out /  Today we’re proud to present another DIY project from a fellow Doing the Stuff Networker. 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