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what do YOU store your pellets in?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by H20 Boro, Jul 20, 2008.

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  1. H20 Boro

    H20 Boro Member

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    Ive seen pics of fancy glass cylinders and such near a stove, but Im looking for something a little more rustic.
    I will be storing my pellets in my basement (which is dry) but im looking for something to dump the pellets into upstairs.

    any suggestions on where to look for this newbie??
    thanks

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  2. Xena

    Xena Minister of Fire

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    The big copper wash bin to the left of my stove.
    My Mother got it at a yard sale back in the 70's.
    Parents would store logs in it when we used the
    fireplace way back when. It holds 80lbs of pellets.
    I'd say try yard and barn sales. Lots of those going on
    in Maine I'm sure.

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  3. H20 Boro

    H20 Boro Member

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    nice! ...will definetly search yard sales.
  4. MainePellethead

    MainePellethead Minister of Fire

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    yeah.....you can be pretty creative in what you find for a ppellet pail. :) good luck in the yard saleing :)
  5. kinsmanstoves

    kinsmanstoves Minister of Fire

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    Coal pails look nice and they are cheap. Very easy to handle.

    Eric
  6. ducker

    ducker Feeling the Heat

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    yea the fancy glass containers in all the brochures are about as impractical as can be.
  7. j00fek

    j00fek Feeling the Heat

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    i dont do anything special, i have a plastic bin right next to the stove i fill up, i have the same setup at my mothers house.

    dad has the bags in the same vicinity as the stove and just adds one when he needs it.
  8. Fire It Up

    Fire It Up New Member

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    I have a Log Home style house with a rustic theme. What I have been doing is storing the pellets downstairs and using those holiday pop corn tins for pellets at the stove. I keep 2 tins at the stove. I have one that is real nice from Walmart that came with the 3 types of pop corn. It's got a fishing scene on the outside, and I have another with just a winter scene. I keep 2 others on the steps of the basement.

    They are easy to load the stove for my wife and hold just about a half a bag, 18 pounds. They look good at the house and are easy to handle. Cost is very cheap.
  9. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    Normally I dump the pellets into the hopper right from the bag and
    use a coal hod to hold any extra. The coal hod holds about 1/3 of the bag
    and looks decent sitting next to the stove.
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