Briquette making

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Briquette making

Post by jfc » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:14 pm

Anyone sussed this yet ? Ive seen a couple of smaller machines on the market now but they are still a few thousand :o

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Re: Briquette making

Post by Leveller2911 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:41 pm

Looked into it but haven't sussed it really. I looked into it about 5yrs ago when you could get a grant towards them but the grants stopped and the cheaper ones costing around £4k bought you a pile of Chinese crap which you would be lucky to last more than the 12 month warranty and you had to manually feed it. Next step up which was not Chinese tat ,had a decent sized hopper was much larger and cost around £8-10k and again it wasn't really automated so I gave up as I neither have the room ,time to feed it and money could be better spent on a new dust extraction system or Spindle moulder. I also looked into a fan assisted wood burner to sit outside and blow hot air into the workshop but even that with the ducting (need about 10mts) was North of £5k so I gave up..................................................... Almost lost the will to live it wound me up so much so instead I just pay £280 for my 11yd REL skip to be emptied 3 times a year which is about 80% shavings..

So as you can deduct Jase I haven't sussed it....... But if you do let me know ..lol

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Re: Briquette making

Post by jfc » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:58 pm

Think i'm in the same place as you !
The machines are over complicated and cost too much . You need pressure , heat and moisture . So steam and pressure is what im thinking .

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Re: Briquette making

Post by mark270981 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:19 pm

I have a briquette maker - bloody brilliant!!

I also have a fan assisted incinerator which is also fantastic!

For me it saves me a lot of money for sure
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Re: Briquette making

Post by Meccarroll » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:38 am

mark270981 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:19 pm
I have a briquette maker - bloody brilliant!!

I also have a fan assisted incinerator which is also fantastic!

For me it saves me a lot of money for sure
You back in full swing Mark?

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Re: Briquette making

Post by mark270981 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:42 pm

Meccarroll wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:38 am
mark270981 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:19 pm
I have a briquette maker - bloody brilliant!!

I also have a fan assisted incinerator which is also fantastic!

For me it saves me a lot of money for sure
You back in full swing Mark?

I’m losing money quicker than the flow of Niagara Falls!!

Not much fun at the moment!! We’ll be ok though
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Re: Briquette making

Post by Meccarroll » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:58 am

Really sorry to hear that Mark, but you have a very good business head on your shoulders and I'm sure you will survive because you have the drive to do it!

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