Storing Pellets in the basement

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by ducker, May 20, 2008.

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  1. ducker

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    Those that are doing this, how dry is your basement?
    I will get some water in there, and I have a dehumidifier, and I'm thinking as damp as it might get from a long period of heavy rain, it would be better to store the pellets down there instead of say, outside under a tarp or something.

    Would those that store pellets in the basement agree?
     

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    As long as they are off the ground on a pallet then I wouldn't see the difference from storing them outside. They likely already spent a considerable amount of time sitting in the yard at the pellet mill prior to arriving at your dealer.
     
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    I have stored mine in my basement for the last 3 years on plastic pallets . I have had no problems so far.
     
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    Do you ever get water down there? Not to the excess where it would be an inch or so... but you know, light water seepage. In quite a few places I'll get puddles... and if it's really bad kinda like a small stream (not deep... lol) of water will flow from one side of my basement to the other.
     
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    I also store my pellets in the basement on pallets, no problems so far.
    If you keep them off the bare floor and they should do just fine.
     
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