pellet pail

smoke show Posted By smoke show, Oct 2, 2008 at 12:11 AM

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  1. Alan

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    I simply use an old 5 gallon paint bucket. Free! The top of my stove doesn't get hot, so no melting problem.
     
  2. Panhandler

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    I bought the 10 gal galvanized bucket from Tractor Supply. I made three metal "teeth" about 3 inches tall and welded them to a flat plate which I glued to the bottom of the bucket. Lowered a bag into the bucket and gave a little push. The bag came right up out without the dust I would get from emptying into the bin I previously used. Another reason I like the pail is I don't always use a full bag and can top off the hopper without using a smaller scoop.
     
  3. kbjelka

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    I purchased a Pellet Pail this summer. I'll admit it is pricey although I think I got it on sale for the off season. I can tell you the thing is well built. It's about a 1/4 inch thick, probably four to five times as thick as a compound bucket. I would rather not use a metal bucket as I would be worried about scratching up the lid on my Quad Castile insert, I paid a bundle for the looks. If you settle the pellets to the bottom of the bag before dropping it in as instructed it works as advertised. I have not had to cut a bag yet. I have had no problems with dust using Lignetics pellets. The scoop they include is really nice too. I don't regret buying it a bit. I don't mind spending a few bucks on something I use daily. I'll post some pics and maybe a video when I get a chance.
     
  4. Smudge88

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    I keep a 30 Gallon tote container near my stove...since my 21 YO daughter can't lift a 40Lb bag..I keep it filled 3/4 with fuel...a cat litter bucket inside she can handle and she fills the stove no problem...pair of 1$ stove sciccors to cut the bag open on my end....I can fill from a 40 no problem...
     
  5. roadrat

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  6. Jester

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    Hmm a jill Knife. I always wondered where them Lil Knifes came frum
     
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