Pellets, Pellets, everywhere

smirnov3 Posted By smirnov3, Aug 29, 2006 at 5:03 AM

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  1. smirnov3

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    I just stacked a ton and a half of pellets in my basement. I found that about a quarter of the bags were not completely sealed, and they leaked pellets if I wasn't carefull bringing them in.

    Is this typical?

    More importantly, are the pellets going to absorb moisture & be ruined?
     
  2. begreen

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    I've received pellet bags that had seams leaking due to rough handling. I ended up duct-taping several bags. The kid had just thrown them on the truck and threw them in the stack at our house. This stopped being a problem when I got them by the pallet load.

    If the pellets are stored in a dry place they should be fine.
     
  3. HarryBack

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    yea, duct tape them, you should be good. Ive found that certain brands' bags are weaker than others.......some break when you pick them up! Definitely better to get by the pallet and minimize handling by hand. Heck, Ive even had some bags so thin that when you pick them up, your fingers puncture the plastic.
     
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    The more you handle them, the bigger the bag gets too %-P
     
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