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The BorgCo shredder stove is an efficient way of cheaply heating a residence.
The unit consists of a powerful crosscut shredder suspended over a large (200 litre) storage drum.
From the drum, an auger transports shredded material to a combustion chamber where it is burnt at high temperature in
a fan-assisted airstream.
Ash is ejected from the base of the chamber by another auger. Combustion products are vented to the outside.
The unit can be used for direct heating, or indirect heating of water or spaces.
It will burn just about anything in the way of paper, cardboard, or packaging waste.
'Proceeds of Crime' Home Heating Option?
Paper, cardboard...people selling trucks. [Sgt Teacup, Mar 05 2016]
||I don't understand how you get the cats in.
||They are dried on the special rack over the stove until crispy, then fed into the shredder.
||More junk mail = a warmer house. +
||We much keep in mind that the Borg have their own
agenda, and do long-term thinking. Therefore it can be
important to point out possible long-term problems with
an Idea they post.
||In this case there is the issue that the ecologically
responsible thing to do is to recycle the types of waste
being suggested here for burning. Note we already
have Global Warming, which means it will soon be more
important to cool dwellings than to warm them....
||Perhaps we can interest you in one of our extensive range of air conditioners ?
||//the ecologically responsible thing to do is to
recycle the types of waste being suggested here for
||Actually, no. As with plastics, it's more efficient to
recover the energy by burning than to recycle. That
would be still be true even if global warming (a
quaint old term - now amended to "climate change"
to cover any possible weather event) weren't utter