Man Shares Brilliant Idea That'll Save Money On Heating
Marilyn Caylor 12/22/2017
The winter can be long and cold, but that doesn't mean staying warm has to burn a hole in your pocket. Fireplaces have always been a great way to heat up the house, but unless you live in the middle of the forest, you'll probably be spending quite a bit of pocket change to buy firewood.
Thankfully, the Crazy Russian Hacker is sharing an idea that's more brilliant than crazy. With just a bucket and newspapers, he makes something that's more economical than plain old firewood. This also happens to be an amazing way to recycle newspapers, and get some benefits out of it, too. Just wait until you see the end results, how clever!
Are you ready to make newspaper logs that you can burn in your fireplace? Great - go grab a 5-gallon plastic bucket and drill some holes on the bottom and around the sides. You only need to drill holes halfway to the top, and don't make the holes too large, or the paper will fly out when you get ready to "mash" it up.
Next, stuff crumpled-up newspapers inside the bucket. You can even use unwanted advertisements, coupons, and all your junk mail, too. This Crazy Russian says he loves all the ads, because he can just make a fire with it!
Now the bucket is ready to be filled with water, but there's one issue - it has holes! No problem, just put the bucket with the holes inside a different 5-gallon bucket, and the water won't dribble away.
Next, he mixes the wet newspaper with a concrete mixer that's been attached to the drill. It's basically a souped-up version of a kitchen hand mixer that you use to beat eggs. Only instead of whipping up egg whites for a meringue, you'll be making unsavory mashed newspapers.
The overall goal is to shred and mash the paper into small pieces, forming a goopey-mess. Pretty much, pulverize it!
Here's the fun part! Switch the buckets around, and insert the bucket without the holes into the one with the newspaper slurry. After you put its cover on, sit down on it to squeeze all the water out, and then flip the bucket over to dump the newspaper onto the ground. Let it dry for a few days, and it's ready for the fireplace!
However, you can't burn the newspaper logs all by itself. The Crazy Russian Hacker says that you should mix it up with your regular firewood. Ah, Crazy Russian paper logs... what will this cheeky hacker share with us next?
Now it's time to put these homemade logs to the test...