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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: sawdust bricks  Reply with quote

I have been collecting saw dust from a machine at work involved in a new process. At the present time 2 large sacks are going into the skip daily so after a trawl of u tube i found a rich vein of inspiration so i am going to lock meself in the shed and i'm not coming out till i've made a brick press.
Am i wasting my time? and have any of our esteemed members gone down this road and if so how did it go any info appreiceated................Magnet
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking foreward to seeing how you do it.I know they make them here but use coal dust and very big pessure.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah they do that too here i am planning to mix the sawdust with wallpaper paste and compressing it in a homemade press.Incidently
during the miners strike in the 80s we mixed coaldust and cement and burned that on the fire it tends to burn the grate out mind...........Magnet
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other people on the forum have tried the same with different ingredients  

http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/about25823.html
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kaz wrote:
Other people on the forum have tried the same with different ingredients  

http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/about25823.html

Hey thanks for that   ........Magnet
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes it will work , i have also used cheap pva glue and water mixed to act as a bonding agent , i have also made logs out of leaves , another was i had a "touch" for the cardboard inner tubes fom a carpet shop , i used to cut these into lengths and press the soked paper into them , when i used to make them with coaldust i used plasterers carlite instead of  cement , i found it did'nt leave as much waste .i
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

confused wrote:
yes it will work , i have also used cheap pva glue and water mixed to act as a bonding agent , i have also made logs out of leaves , another was i had a "touch" for the cardboard inner tubes fom a carpet shop , i used to cut these into lengths and press the soked paper into them , when i used to make them with coaldust i used plasterers carlite instead of  cement , i found it did'nt leave as much waste .i
Thanks for your reply Confused defo going to give it a go now i had thought of wallpaper paste but pva might be better as a bonding agent cheers............Magnet
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnet try the wallpaper paste , a lot of paste has pva in it ,
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

confused wrote:
Magnet try the wallpaper paste , a lot of paste has pva in it ,

Will do cheers mate...............Magnet
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I gather the bought sawdust logs are very slow to burn and give off negligable heat. Suggest trying some of the bought ones before going to far down this path.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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From what I gather the bought sawdust logs are very slow to burn and give off negligable heat. Suggest trying some of the bought ones before going to far down this path.

Hey thanks for your input i had a feeling this might be the case but as this stuff is free and after a rake through my scrap pile i seem to have all i need to make a press i think i'll give it a go. Cheers............. Magnet
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have ever burned off cuts of chipboard , eg flooring , furniture , work tops , you will find that they burn extemely hot !
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="confused:308224"]If you have ever burned off cuts of chipboard , eg flooring , furniture , work tops , you will find that they burn extemely hot ![/quote
Good point, pong a bit too mind ...................Magnet
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening all I would be very interested to see how you get on with the sawdust bricks as I can get a good amount of this for nothing  
With the horse muck bricks do you mix them with something or is it used neat so to speak and whats the easiest production method cheers matt
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt25 wrote:
Evening all I would be very interested to see how you get on with the sawdust bricks as I can get a good amount of this for nothing  
With the horse muck bricks do you mix them with something or is it used neat so to speak and whats the easiest production method cheers matt

Hi Matt after an extensive search of utube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc...amp;list=FL_IXLwmuZUtLCKH64Bw0atg
This is the press i am going to make. It seems most of the bricks are sawdust newspaper mix i am hoping to use just sawdust and pva like Confused was saying.......Magnet

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