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Wood pellets packaged in a "Burlap Bag"

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by jtakeman, Dec 17, 2011.

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Would you consider using a reusable burlap bag?

  1. Yes

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  2. No, a waste of time.

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  1. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    Never heard of BMT, But like the reusable concept of the burlap bags. Wonder if this will catch on?

    I'll need to locat a sample for a review on them. Just so we can see the quality of them! If any of you see them in your area? Please post were your seeing them. Also add them to the fuel report section for others as well!

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  2. smoke show

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    Why not?

    Maybe the excessive fines would fall thru the bag.( the junk pellets you guys have). :lol:
  3. mr coffee

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    and moisture in?
  4. jdempsey

    jdempsey Feeling the Heat

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    Burlap would wick up the dampness like a sponge.

    If one could keep the pellets inside and not stored outdoors.
    I think this is a terrible idea.
  5. smoke show

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    I forgot some peeps store outdoors.

    I think it would be great in my situation.

    Although I would expect a savings.
  6. bonesy

    bonesy Feeling the Heat

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    Along the same lines, how about a reusable water proof cover that is returned and reused that covers the entire pallet?
  7. 76brian

    76brian Feeling the Heat

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    Screw the bags. I want them delivered in bulk. I'll install a big sealed hopper outside, they fill'er up and I'll do the rest. Only if it saves me money though.
  8. nailed_nailer

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    I would rather buy them in burlap. Many other uses for the bag that way.
  10. Millsk

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    Long pond has these. The bulap bags ADD cost to the pellets. I was there last week and they were 260/ton and they were asking for the bags to be returned. I'm all for being green, but there is only so much extra I'm willing to pay.

    I don't know the quality of the pellet but for 260/ton it had better be pretty good.


    I bought somersets and I'm very happy with these.
  11. hossthehermit

    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    When I was a kid on the farm, grain for the stock always came in 100# burlap bags, they did NOT "wick up dampness like a sponge".
    The bags that didn't get used on the farm for other purposes got returned to the feed store, seems like we got five or ten cents each for them. I'd certainly be open to the idea, but not if it is gonna cost me more.
  12. smilejamaica

    smilejamaica Feeling the Heat

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    not if it costs more.i also would have to buy trash bags if i did not have any plastic pellet bags so i dont know if i would consider that going green
  13. Former Farmer

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    I don't know if they could automate filling a burlap bag, especially if they are ones that are being reused. Without the automation, I would guess that the cost would be higher to cover the extra labor costs.

    Who is going to check the bags to see if they have holes in them if they are being reused? Mice like the burlap to make nests out of. Not to mention if you would happen to accidently tear one.

    I get the majority of mine bulk already. Pull my gravity box to the dealer and they fill it up and away I go. I can fit over 11,000# in the gravity box. I park the box in the garage and carry it by 5 gallon pails to the boiler or insert.
  14. briansol

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    Most pellet bags are #1 or #2 plastic. My town takes 'em for recycling, and has for over 10 years. If yours doesn't, your town is behind the game and they are to blame.
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    Still takes oil and energy to produce the plastic bag, and then more energy (probably oil) to recycle it. Aren't we burning pellets so we are not reliant on oil?
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    It also takes oil and energy to make the burlap as well. Last time I checked if it doesn't grow naturally that way it uses energy and in most cases oil as well. This includes pellets.
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    HMMMM...I wonder if oil was used to get the pellets to the store???
  18. Don2222

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    Hello

    I bought trees for the yard for planting with Burlap wrapped around the roots. They say to pull the Burlap down and leave it under the roots when planting. Great for soaking moisture to help the tree grow and will eventually break down into the soil.

    So Burlap for pellets shipped on open tractor trailers and stored outside? Not a good idea.

    I will not even buy the plastic bagged pellets on a rainy day!

    The pellet retailers should take our plastic bags back right now and give us some money off when buying more pellets!!!

    That would catch on like wildfire :
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    Doesn't everyone in the supply chain burn oil to transport the pellets?

    edit: oops, someone already said it!
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    BadDad320 Feeling the Heat

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    What if pellets came in "Hemp" bags???? You could burn the bag !!!!!!
  21. smoke show

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    I burned hemp before, if you know what I mean? ;-)
  22. jtakeman

    jtakeman Minister of Fire

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    This explains many things! ;-)
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  24. khenault

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    Main reason I'm burning pellets is to save money. Cutting my reliance on refined petroleum products is a secondary benefit.
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  25. WoodPorn

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    Don't like the idea of no pellet protection...Would you use the cut off finger of a cotton glove (large one) over a Trojan!! :red:
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