Wood pellets Outside Storage on Wood Pallets - a new experience!

Don2222 Posted By Don2222, Feb 23, 2012 at 5:16 PM

  1. Don2222

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    Hello

    Since I got more pellets this year to stock up, I had no choice but to store some outside.

    I have seen in other posts that is not the best way but I had no choice!

    So I put them under the deck just as they came to see what would happen.

    I found that even though there a plastic cover is placed on the whole pallet and then clear wrapping is put around the sides there is a problem!!

    Snow, ice and eventually water seeps down along the sides between the clear side wrapping and the plastic cover.

    Somehow this got into a corner of one of the bags in the pallet and I could feel the clumped pellets when carrying the bag in.

    So, now that I learned a lesson I put a tarp on top of the wood pallets under the deck.

    Should this clear up the problem? See pics
     

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  2. clifftax

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    I have noticed TSC and Ace hardware store theirs outside on pallets. I dont know if it's because they are overstocked or they just dont have a place for them. Fortunately I have 2 wood sheds that could hold over 10 cord of wood. These sheds will now be for pellet storage.
     
  3. naehring2000

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    That looks like a really thin cover they gave you there, I know the Maine woods pellets I bought came with a cheesy paper thin cover, luckily I saved a thicker cover my okanagans came with.
     
  4. silverfox103

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    I store mine outside every year, just like HD does. Never really had any problems, this year none. Maybe, one or two bags a year have a clump. So, I bring them down to HD and get another.

    Tom C.
     
  5. DexterDay

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    Isn't there room in your Shed? Half ton on each side when you walk in??
     
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    I leave my entire stash of Cleanfires right where they get dropped by the driver.
    No additional protection. Out of the 6 tons that I bought for my daughter's studio
    apartment & our A-frame for this season, I've lost about 1/3 of one bag this year.
    It was at the bottom of the first ton & the rain had spattered onto it. Last year I
    lost 2 FULL bags from an icicle falling & piercing the plastic wrap, then melting into
    them...I'd build a storage shed, but my taxes are already too freekin high...
     
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  8. Don2222

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    Flip a couple more stoves and wa la theres the money.
     
  11. DirtyDave

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    columbua city oregon has over 3k pallets outside, they put reusable planking between the double stack of pallets and some stacks that will not get shipped in a few months will get a polytarp job. they report minimal loose fromwater/rain ... most places store outdoor for months prior to shipping to your dealer.

    I cover mine with a heavy 22 oz tarp before I move them inside.
     

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