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  1. Glenn Jefferson

    Glenn Jefferson New Member

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    I think I know the answer to this but just wanted to make sure....

    Can someone tell me is it an issue to store my bags of pellets outside under my covered deck? Under my deck I have a roof so the bags of pellets don't get rain or snow on them. I'm assuming the bags of pallets are completely sealed so it should be fine for them to be stored outside in the cold right?

    Thanks
    Glenn

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  2. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    The pallets are sealed, But the bags aren't. They have little vent holes that can let water in if they get wet. Seeing wind can blow rain/snow sideways, I'd keep em covered the best you can and you should be fine.
  3. imacman

    imacman Guest

    I agree w/ Jay....keep the original factory wrap on them, and maybe even an extra tarp, and you should be good to go for a long time.
  4. DexterDay

    DexterDay Guest

    Definitly keep them covered wih the factory bag if possible. If you cant, a tarp or a few wraps with shrink wrap will help.

    As Jay said, the individual bags have small holes in them. Water and Pellets are not friends :(
  5. Glenn Jefferson

    Glenn Jefferson New Member

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    Thanks guys, i did not know that the bags were not sealed. I figured they were sealed until being opens. Even if i put a tarp over them wouldn't moisture in the air still get inside the bags? They are stored under my deck right now which has a plastic roof on them and no water or snow gets on them. I can put them in my basement but I was trying to avoid taking up the room by having them in my basement.
  6. glenc0322

    glenc0322 Minister of Fire

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    you should be fine out side with an additional cover over them. I store mine in the basement up on a plastic shelf off the floor and with a dehumidifier in the room for the summer months i have had condensation build up on the plastic bags if i left them on the concrete floor. Sucks carrying them down the steps but in the winter I don't have to go out side and my 12 year old daughter can get the pellets from the basement .works for me
  7. djs_net

    djs_net Member

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    I store my stash in the garage which keeps them dry. Is there an issue with dumping cold pellets into the hopper?
  8. tony58

    tony58 Member

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    The pellets I.m burning now have been sitting on a trailer under a shed attached to my barn for two years.One side attached to barn with three open sides.I keep the factory wrap and then put a tarp over that.I have not had any problems what so ever.I've had more problems with the ones stored in the garage with higher HUMIDITY...

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