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Firepower Firelighters

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Green & Ethical MoneySaving
Which seem to be totally green, are in Poundland £1 for 64


  • pinnkspinnks Forumite
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    Only fires I light are the BBQ.

    I use old wood from garden pruning or DIY offcuts to build a fire, light it using my hot air paint stripper (takes 2 or 3 minutes and is free with PV on summer days of course). I let the fire burn down to embers and then cook as normal. Works a treat, no chemicals and no carbon footprint. Haven't bought charcoal for 25 years :beer:
    Wiltshire - 5.25kWp
    3.5kWp: 14 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 4000TL, WSW 40 degrees, June 2013
    1.75kWp: 7 x Phono Solar 250 Onyx, Sunny Boy 1600TL, SSE 45 degrees, March 2014
  • joefizzjoefizz Forumite
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    doritos or leftover prawn crackers are cheaper ;-)

    Burn either and then think about what they do to your insides!

    Using home made firelighters at the minute, old non recyclable paper/cardboard/tape soaked in rainwater for weeks, mixed with leftover sawdust from power tools/saws etc then put through a brick press. Leave to dry naturally for weeks in airflow then cut up into small pieces and use as firelighters. When dry you can coat them in leftover/used cooking oil etc if you want.
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