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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by bosshog919, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. bosshog919

    bosshog919 New Member

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    Question for guys tht have their stash in a shed or garage.do u have a problem with field mice or any critters bedding in ur stash???

    Burn Baby Burn!

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  2. Lousyweather

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    mmm...critters....xtra BTU's
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  3. bosshog919

    bosshog919 New Member

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    LOL!!!!!
  4. Rowdysdad

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    I've been burning pellets since 2005 and have always stored them in the garage. So far no problems with critters or moisture.

    I plan on storing the 4 tons of Somersets that are to be delivered today :) in the garage along with the five bags that are out there left over from last season.
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  5. imacman

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    I've stored pellets outdoors for years. Only had 1 instance where they made a small bed in between the bags, but they never chewed anything.

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  6. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    I had a family of bats nesting in the fold of the plastic of one skid once......
  7. bosshog919

    bosshog919 New Member

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    Damn..thts a nice set up. Thanks for the answers jus wanna be sure as to Wht to expect..dont want nothing in my stash!
  8. bosshog919

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    Pics or it didn't happen..
  9. My Oslo heats my home

    My Oslo heats my home Minister of Fire

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    I hear ya on not wanting critters in your supply. Question is, knowing they just don't sleep there for 5 months, is where are they going to have breakfast lunch and dinner. No critters....
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    OMV said he had problems with mice rippin holes in his pellets! I have no clue though!::-)

    I only have mice issues in my small engine equipment. Buggers like to eat the wiring and pack the blower housing full of stuffing. They sometimes get in the chickens feed too.
  11. DneprDave

    DneprDave Feeling the Heat

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    This won't help for mice in your pellet stash, but my neighbor used to raise chickens, she put cayenne pepper in the chicken feed, mice didn't like it, the chickens didn't care.

    Dave
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    A while back we had bought a 50lb of dog food. After filling the dog's jar in the house, my wife decided to take the left over bag and set it on the concrete floor in the garage. A few months later when I went to grab the bag, nearly a quarter of the bottom was chewed off and the mice had been helping themselves rather generously. The pellets were not touched.
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    Keep your eye out for woodpeckers and beavers!!
  14. Rowdysdad

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    Guess I'm kind of a pellet mini pig now. Went from 1 1/2 ton last yr to 4 tons this year.

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    Hmmmmm...pre-seasoned buffalo chicken?
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  16. P38X2

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    Ya, they love small engine equipment, motorcycle wiring, my truck's interior, my old 96 Imp SS. EVERY FRICKEN YEAR they'd build nests in the heater blower squirrel cage. Think you gotta be a contortionist to work on a pellet stove? Fargin sumanabatch icehole mice!

    I think cats and snap traps are your best defense. Certainly more satisfying than taking the deterrent route.

    Never had an issue with pellet infiltration.
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  17. bosshog919

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    Thts a nice lookin stash there!!!

    Burn Baby Burn!!!!
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    I used to store my pellets in my old farmhouse basement/cellar and mice chewed on the bottom layers of my stacks. Somewhere I heard that mice don't like dryer sheets. I bought a big pack of them at the dollar store and put a few down on top of the pallet before I put the bags down. After doing that I didn't have any more problems with mice chewing on the bags.
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    I have 6 tons in the garage / cellar; have not had a problem with mice getting into the pellets.

    Tom
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    I have kept mine in my garage since 2008. No critters, no moisture issues. Never, but never put anything like birdseed, plants etc. in the garage. We had a good cat until last year. He brought me a lot of "presents". Now having an issue with chipmunks getting into the porch.
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    Thanks! I should have enough for a year or two.
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    He looks identical to yours, great dogs, as you know.

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    mothballs and peppermint oil should keep them away.... ya they made a mess out of mine. they avoided the plastic the pallets were wrapped with and went after the plastic bag the pellets were in. worst part is that let to much moisture in and ruined most f the bag
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  25. Kenny1

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    X2 - we keep ours in the garage, and if we forget to set traps in the fall, we'll end up with mice. I think they like to bed in the pellets.........

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