Peat Briquette prices

Steven Barrett

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The Woodies 5 for €20 is the cheapest I've seen around.

Any good deals on coal in South Dublin? The Scalp garage advertised 2 40kg bags for €40. It's the Polish coal though. While it gives off a better heat, it's the smokey coal and I would prefer not to buy it. I've heard people talking about bags of coal for €15 but you'd worry you'll be getting a bag of stones for that.

Steven
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VoiceofReason

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Hi Steven

Do you have anywhere to store a quantity of coal? Great prices on 1 ton pallets from Northern Ireland. Kosy King is a company I purchased Ovoids from recently and I'm very happy with the heat and small amount of ash left. I use them in a stove. lots of research and experiences on Boards.ie under Bargain Alerts. For balance I previously purchased Polish Coal from another NI Company and wasn't happy with the quality and found it extremely dirty. However the Ovoids I can recommend if they suit your needs. € - £ exchange rate and 19.99 delivery makes it very competitive.
 

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All I have is a basic old fashioned bathroom scales, having little else to do today I weighed one from each batch, it is telling me last year’s bale is 10 Kg, and this year’s bale is 9.6 Kg, obviously my scales is under reading as BNM say each bale is 12.5 Kg, but whatever the real weight, last year’s bale clearly is bigger and weighs more than this year’s bale.

Another problem is it also means I probably weigh 2.5 Kg more than I thought.
 

JohnJay

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I weighed a fresh bale that I got for Aldi this week using a luggage scale. Weighed in at approx 12.5kg
 

peemac

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All I have is a basic old fashioned bathroom scales, having little else to do today I weighed one from each batch, it is telling me last year’s bale is 10 Kg, and this year’s bale is 9.6 Kg, obviously my scales is under reading as BNM say each bale is 12.5 Kg, but whatever the real weight, last year’s bale clearly is bigger and weighs more than this year’s bale.

Another problem is it also means I probably weigh 2.5 Kg more than I thought.
Hopefully its just 2.5kg out and not 20% out!!! :)

Tesco have briquettes 2 for 8.50, not the cheapest, but can be handy. Their 4.99 single bale price is horrendous though.
 

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Few older links like this one refer to 12.6kg bales, but BNM site lists them now as 12.5kg.
BNM bales have been 12.5kg since the early 1980's. The interesting paper linked to was written in 1970.

Since peat is a naturally occurring material there is some variation in the density, ash content, moisture content and calorific value. In practice the weights achieved are always greater than 12.5 kg. As bales age they take up some moisture from the atmosphere and get heavier and the band gets tighter.

Bales from Latvia are a nominal 10kg.

Originally bales were bound by wire and the plastic band was an innovation in the late 70's.

The woodies offer of 5 for €20 for bnm bales looks like a good deal. I would however check that weights of 12.5kg are what's on offer!
 
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twofor1

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I know it is an old thread, back in 2016 Woodies offered 5 x 12.5kg BNM briquettes for €20, today their offer is 4 for €24.

Aldi have 12.5kg BNM briquettes today @ €5.49 each.

Like all fuel I suppose, BNM briquettes seem to have gone up a lot in recent years, any better offers around this year ?
 

peemac

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I know it is an old thread, back in 2016 Woodies offered 5 x 12.5kg BNM briquettes for €20, today their offer is 4 for €24.

Aldi have 12.5kg BNM briquettes today @ €5.49 each.

Like all fuel I suppose, BNM briquettes seem to have gone up a lot in recent years, any better offers around this year ?
I opened the thread and was about to drive from Kildare to Texaco clonkeen road with a van. Then I saw it was 2007

If you are in commuter towns and have space, you'll get a large bag (1cbm) of turf for €50. Stonking value for us culchies.
 

noproblem

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I opened the thread and was about to drive from Kildare to Texaco clonkeen road with a van. Then I saw it was 2007

If you are in commuter towns and have space, you'll get a large bag (1cbm) of turf for €50. Stonking value for us culchies.
Waste of time burning turf, heat nothing unless you keep shovelling it in and what are people doing with all the dirty ashes?.
 

peemac

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Waste of time burning turf, heat nothing unless you keep shovelling it in and what are people doing with all the dirty ashes?.
You need the good very well dried black turf. Needs to be at least a year or more old - or so I'm told by the locals (I'm still a blow-in after 16 years)

The ashes are great for trees and shrubs and I've plenty of them to feed.
 

noproblem

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You need the good very well dried black turf. Needs to be at least a year or more old - or so I'm told by the locals (I'm still a blow-in after 16 years)

The ashes are great for trees and shrubs and I've plenty of them to feed.
Don't know what they're feeding you, but you're falling for it. As for burnt out ashes from peat turf around trees and shrubs, that's one sure way of eventually ruining them when it all gets clogged up.
 
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