Dust Collector and compressing dust into burnable logs

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Hi guys it is me again. For a homemade rig, it could be done with a little searching and the briquet would probably be the best approach. We used to have a mill making wood only logs and 8 inch of fine hardwood particles were compressed into 1/2 inch. One of those 1/2 inch section in your bathroom sink with water would fill up the whole sink in a matter of minutes. Sure would not want to ship them via ship or at least I would hope that they did not have a leak.
Eric

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wrote: One of those 1/2 inch section in your bathroom

Kinda make me wonder about ships that haul rice.
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Just some thoughts running through my head on this topic...Isn't this idea the same as MDF products? Basically sawdust held with a binder and compressed. Homemade solutions: For compression, would a log splitter be suitable? The couple of tons of pressure might work well for small briquets. Or how about a steel bracket to hold a hydraulic jack to ram the slurry into a steel tube. Which would compress better, a short wide diameter pipe or a longer more narrow pipe. I guess the less area (small diameter), the more pressure per sq.
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On 14 Feb 2005 05:30:52 -0800, "WoodchuckCanuck"
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Think mnore around 20 tonnes of pressure...
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That's alot of pressure. But it sounds reasonable that under 3 tons isn't going to do it. Wood really doesn't compress all that easily. So is 20 absolutely necessary or is there somewhere in between. And how thick would the casing have to be? Any idea? I guess the casing can have some ears welded on so that the ears can keep the tube off the press when trying to eject the compressed log.
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On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 22:50:51 -0500, tiredofspam <nospam.nospam.com> vaguely proposed a theory ......and in reply I say!:
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Sorry. The 20 tonnes is the pressure exerted by many wood splitters. I was not looking at what you needed. After I had posted a wondered if that might happen.
If you can find a site that shows a machine that makes the logs, and by some way work out the diameter of the hydro cylindr that does the job, if it's a direct push, with no levers etc, then you can work out what they use.

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