Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Robzheat, Oct 26, 2006.
Where do you store their pellets??
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I meant "where do you store YOUR pellets
On the pallets in the garage.
My "summer" car gets stored at a buddys house in the winter so I have 1/2 the garage free.
I didnt want to have to deal with the snow/ice buildup on the bags etc.
I open the bag in the garage and use a coal hod to get the pellets into the house and into the stove.
Less mess inside.
On some shelving so it is raised off the floor against one wall of my shop.
I humped three tons worth of bags into my basement (where I happen to run a dehumidifier, otherwise it's out of control down there in the fall - damp & moldy)
2 tons in the garage stacked on
pallets, 2 tons in our 3 season porch
stacked on the floor.
Same here and my ceiling in the basement is about 6' and I'm 6'4" bad for the back i'm afraid.
Now if only I can borrow the palletizer robot from the NE pellet co I'd be all set ;-P
Garage on top of boards that cover the 55 and 30 gal plastic barrels full of corn. One board (3/4 ply square) to each barrel so as I use the pellets above, I uncover the barrels below as needed. Mix in a 30 gal barrel, 5 gal bucket from there to the stove.
stacked on pallets in my wet, humid, New England basement, at or below the water table.
Yup. That's what my basement used to be. It's unfinished, so I didn't care, but it began to stink from all the mold & stuff living on the field stone walls, so I put in a dehumidifier (bought from HD - nothing fancy) two years back. the diffrence is AMAZING.
The basement is now dry 90% of the time, mold is gone, stench is gone.
I buy 1/2 ton at a time and store in my 2 car garage (with a boat and an expedition, its all the room I have). As supplies got short late last year, I am pondering getting 2 tons and storing on a pallet outside under a tarp (where it rains alot and never snows). Not sure how the pellets would hold up. Anyone ever try it?
I have four ton in the basement. I will be adding another ton or two over the next couple of weeks. I have been accumulating a ton per week over the last four. They stack very neatly up aginst the basement wall.
I have not been able to put a car in my 2 car detached storage shed in over 5 years. The wife is not happy as she despises scraping snow and ice from her van. I have 4 ton of pellets in one side of my garage and over 6 cords of wood split and stacked in the other side of my garage. I call it a detached storage shed, because that's what it has become!
This has been a very interesting topic to read, seeing as though I am going into my first winter of burning pellet and have a ton coming in today. Some ver funny, yet realistic, posts guys....
I think that I will be putting a ton and a hlaf in the basement on pellets along with a ton and a half of corn. I'm pretty sure the wifde wouldn't let me stack them in her car's spot of the garage...
If nothing else, it should be a nice workout carrying them all down there.
I find that doing a ton a weekend is not all that bad, going up and down the stairs. Slow and steady wins the race. My nine year old makes it is job every time we need a bag upstars to go and get them.
I've got 2 tons in the garage, and keep about 5 bags in the store room in the basement.
Would love to be able to bring in another ton, but really have no place to put it (I finally have a garage, and I hate scrapping the frost/ice off in the mornings). Hmmm, sounds like I need a storage shed......
I buy a pallet at a time, that's 70 bags, and I store them in my basement stacked on top of one another. My pellet stove is located in my basement also so there's no dampness there.
When I used to use em before switching to 100% corn for my Countryside I used to leave em about anywhere. All I did was keep em off the ground up on a pallet or whatever and tarped up. The bags do have some tiny breather holes so they aren't 100% waterproof. They never gave me any problem be it rodent, or weather, just keep the direct rain off of em. On the other hand I often leave a ton of corn in the back of the truck with nothing more than 2 sheets of plywood to keep the rain off and it burns fine. Of course here in the North-country we get the worst of sloppy rain laden snowy weather. The only problem I have had was leaving sacks of dried stuff in the basement all summer. It got a tad too dry and kept burning out the fire faster than the feed rate. The answer for that was to remove one of the slide clean outs or leave the door seal cracked a tad to slow the combustion. Essentially it just amounts to KEEP THE DIRECT WATER OFF EM.
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