Wood Brick Fuel
ABOUT LIBERTY BRICKS
HOW LONG DO LIBERTY BRICKS BURN?
As with any wood, burn time depends on how much air the ﬁre is given. In an open ﬁreplace, Liberty Bricks will burn for about 90 minutes. In a well stocked, damped-down wood stove (but not stuffed to capacity!) they will burn all night. You’ll want to experiment.
HOW MUCH HEAT IS GENERATED BY LIBERTY BRICKS?
Like all wood, they give off about 8600 BTU’s per pound. Since Liberty Bricks are generally dryer than split wood, less heat is lost to the vaporization of moisture. One ton of Liberty Bricks contains about 17 million BTU’s. With heating oil, you’ll need about 120 gallons to get the same amount of heat; with propane, about 185 gallons; with natural gas, about 165 CCF; or about 4980 l<Wh of electricity. Of course, appliance efficiency will affect the amount of heat you get out of any fuel.
HOW ARE LIBERTY BRICKS MADE?
Liberty Bricks are held together by the force applied to them during the manufacturing process. Wood ﬁber is fed into a mold, where a large ram puts thousands of pounds of pressure on the ﬁber and compresses it into a Liberty Brick. The bricks are held together by the rejoined ﬁbers in the wood and natural resins. No glues or binders are added.
HOW MUCH WOOD IS EQUIVALENT A TON OF LIBERTY BRICKS?
Although split wood is oﬁen bought by the cord, there’s no good way to know exactly how much wood you’re getting since a cord is deﬁned by the 8′ X 4′ X 4′ dimensions of the stack but not by how densely packed. One “rule” to describe the density of a cord of wood is that a mouse can get into the stack, but not the cat that’s chasing it. The heat value of wood is determined by the weight and dryness, and since Liberty Bricks are sold by weight, you can be sure that you’re getting one ton (2000 lbs.) of Liberty Bricks on each pallet. Liberty Bricks are conveniently packaged in shrink wrapped bundles of ten bricks and each pallet is wrapped and covered. Liberty Bricks take up half the storage space of cordwood, are clean, have no bugs, and may be stored indoors or outdoors.
GREENER IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE!
We believe we have the most cost-effective solution for businesses wishing to recycle their wood waste, and certainly a much greener alternative. Most of our ﬁber comes from pallet re-manufacturers. These pallets were not in good enough condition to be used again. So thev were chipped up and then delivered to our warehouse where they are tumed into Liberty Bricks. The rest of our ﬁber comes from wood working facilities that make cabinets, doors, windows, and other wood products. Our wood supply is a premium blend of hardwood and soﬁwood. We screen all our suppliers to ensure that nothing. but clean wood gets made into Liberty Bricks.
MUCH BETTER THAN PELLETS.
Liberty Bricks have an advantage over pellets because they don’t require electricity to bum and distribute the heat that they produce.
– Pellet stoves require electricity for a fan and an augur to feed the ﬁre. What if the power goes out? You couldn’t run your pellet stove unless you had a generator.
– Liberty Bricks can also go right in your current wood stove, wood boiler, ﬁreplace insert, or open ﬁreplace. To bum pellets you need a special pellet stove. While there are baskets available to bum pellets in a wood stove, this doesn’t produce the heat needed to warm your house.
LIBERTY BRICKS CONSERVE RESOURCES
Liberty Bricks are made from recycled waste wood that might otherwise have gone to a landﬁll. Luming Liberty Bricks conserves valuable coal, oil, gas, and electricity. The use of Liberty Bricks helps to reduce the environmental damage resulting from the production and burning of these fossil fuels.
ZERO NET CARBON EMISSIONS AND CLEAN BURNING.
Liberty Bricks, like all wood fuel, is considered carbon neutral because the carbon released during combustion is the same carbon absorbed by the tree over its life, and the carbon dioxide released during combustion is about the same as that released during natural decay. lf the waste wood that Liberty Bricks are made from had gone to a landﬁll, the decay would produce methane, a far more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. But perhaps the greatest environmental beneﬁt to Liberty Bricks is the displacement of fossil fuels, which, when burned, release carbon into the atmosphere that had been sequestered millions of years ago. Liberty Bricks are made from nothing but dry, seasoned wood and bum almost completely, the key to a clean ﬁre. Most split wood, unless aged for a very long time, has higher moisture and resin content than Liberty Bricks. Split wood leaves more ash in your ﬁreplace because bark produces more ash than the wood and our product does not contain bark. Liberty Bricks are also easier to light than ﬁrewood!