Bord Na Mona 25kg Irish Peat Briquettes - 2 x 12.5kg Bales
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Bord na Móna’s peat briquettes have a long burn time and a high heat output, and of course will create that homely feeling you can only get with the scent of burning real Irish peat. We are fortunate to live in a mild region of England and have not needed to turn on the central heating for about 25years now, which not only has saved us a fortune on oil (no gas here) but has also reduced our carbon footprint considerably. We have a heavily extracted (dead) bog nearby and I have seen people digging out sods of peat for burning. They are very easy to use and clean, with low sulfur emissions and can be burned alone or combinef with other fuels.
When we came to light the fire the next afternoon, the embers were still burning and the ashes red hot. Our peat is all sourced from Ireland and is from an area where there are open marsh lands that produce some of the best peat in the UK.
Anyway, back to peat and plants, one problem I may have is in re-hydrating them, they are surprisingly heavy and the one that I put in some rainwater is still obstinately briquette shaped in the bottom of the bucket ! To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This vehicle is usually able to travel wherever your rubbish collectors do when they make their rounds.
Because these bricks are made of compressed vegetable materials dating back tens of thousands of years and are completely of the natural world. The unique selling point for peat briquettes in comparison to other solid fuels is the completely unique scent which is only found in genuine Irish peat.
Briquettes produce a lot of fine, white ash which tends to act like an insulating blanket on the embers and can easily still be hot the next afternoon.
I had a very expensive disaster with peat ashes in a holiday rental on Achill during winter a number of years ago!They are made from peat which is milled, dried and then pressed under high pressure to make a solid rectangular briquette. Hi, don't know where in the south west you reside but Irish sphagnum moss peat is available in Exeter, postage wouldn't be an option as it's a job to lift 100 litres. Unfortunately due to the smoke that is given off this type of fuel they are not allowed in all areas so it is advised to check if you live in a smoke controlled are before you make a purchase.
If you have never experienced the magical smell that is given off from this type of fuel then you have never lived! Read more about the condition New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is applicable). We like our open fires, but I agree that coal is nasty dirty stuff which leaves the ash residue to be got rid of and it also increases the levels of 'dust' round the house. Indead, I'll be travelling to Dublin in September and would like to bring some with me (I'm an addict of this smell).Apart from the fact that they're quite heavy, briquettes are fuel and you may have difficulties with both airport security and customs.