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Storing pellets outside

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Geezer, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Geezer

    Geezer New Member

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    Guys, I know this isn't burning season but I want to prep for next fall. I'm considering storing outside, pallets up on 4x4's, pallet covers, and a tarp to go over the whole thing. In your opinion will it work, I want to order 3 tons for the season all at once in October. Also, does anyone have any advance info on pellet availability next season? Thanks

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  2. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    yes.
  3. Lousyweather

    Lousyweather Guest

    yea, it'll work, nothing wrong with it, just keep them covered.

    as for availability, it doesn't look to bad, so far, but I'm not a manufacturer. I tend not to offer my opinions on price and availability (anymore), because there always seems to be someone who thinks I'm rabblerousing.....as for availability, already have my pellets put up for next year, so for me, the availability for everyone who cant, or doesn't, plan ahead is not a high priority for me....
  4. stoveguy13

    stoveguy13 Minister of Fire

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    i do the same thing all winter it will be fine
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  5. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    What he ^ said.
  6. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    Yep...as long as they are covered and there are no tears in the plastic
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah works fine. Just leave the manufacturer's wrap on them and the piece on the bottom of the pallets that keeps ground moisture from coming up into the stacks. In other words, leave'em like you get'em.
  8. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't let water get to them. That's pretty much the only rule. Obey the rule, your pellets will be fine. Disobey the rule, your pellets will be compost.
  9. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    i'd suggest laying a big tarp on top of the 4x's before you put the pallets on 'em to create a bottom moisture barrier too. then a 2nd tarp that 'shingles' down and allows water to leave the area, not get caught in it.

    this of course assumes your driveway/etc area is secure. a few people have gotten tons stolen this way.

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