Making Room for Pellets

Lorilooo Posted By Lorilooo, Aug 18, 2008 at 3:57 PM

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  1. Lorilooo

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    We are in the process of clearing out space in the basement for 4 tons of pellets to be delivered mid/late September. What I would like to know is...can anyone tell me (roughly) the measurement (dimensions) of a ton of pellets? It would help to know how much space we'll need to store these.

    Thanks for any and all advice!
    Lori
     
  2. Wet1

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    I seem to recall they are about 4' x 4' x 4' per ton... maybe a hair larger.
     
  3. Hammer

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    my 4 tons takes up the spot my Truck use to be in a garage.
     
  4. teddy1971

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    4' x 4' x 4' seems about right. I have two tons in my basement and I will be receiving two more tons when the dealer installs my stove in september
     
  5. pelletwood

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    I just went and measured, the skid is 40" x 48" and they are 48" high with the skid.
     
  6. swalz

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    You can always stack higher then ten bags; I have five tons stacked on four pallets in my shed. :cheese:
     
  7. BubbRubb

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    Don't tell OSHA
     
  8. Lorilooo

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    Thank you for the information everyone, this really helps. Now I know I've got more clearing out to do! 8-/
     
  9. sinnian

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    Keep them about 6 inches away from the walls and 36" away from your electrical panel.
     
  10. itworks

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    Why do the pellets need to be 6" away from the walls & 36" away from the electrical panel?
     
  11. sinnian

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    6" is to help keep air circulation and keep them dry. 36" is code (at least here in Maine).
     
  12. itworks

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    Thanks Limerick. I guess I'll be moving 2 tons of pellets in the AM. I'm just too tired now. If I provide the Coors and sausage pizza can I count you in as a helper?
     
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