How do you store pellets and how much

Pete Zahria

Minister of Fire
Jan 6, 2014
1,110
New Hampster
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You and me both (except I carry and stack - no slide).
With a step down basement/bulkhead, I "used" to go up and down the stairs..
1 bag a time..wow...
Then one day my neighbor was taking apart his playset, and I saw this nice yellow poly slide...
The rest is history......
Now I have a 24" high 'landing ramp' and I can slide 8 bags down before I have to go down
and start stacking.. So I make 1/8 the amount of trips, and am not carrying them.
Also, not bending over to pick them up in the basement..
This old body ain't what it used to be... this works good!

Dan
 
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drizler

Minister of Fire
Nov 20, 2005
998
Chazy, NY 12921
I’ve just hand stacked them as high as I could reach on a pallet. Mine have sat on occasion for 4-5 years and burned just the same. To get mine into the basement via the bilco door I just borrowed the kids yellow plastic slide. Laid it on the steps propped by a couple bags of pellets . Then slid a bunch down till it got built up then went down and stacked. Nearer is usually better both ways if your layout allows.
I did do bulk corn till the bureaucrats made that too . Just made a big box out of plywood right against the wall and window I loaded through. Worked ok but unless there’s some huge price advantage I never saw with pellets stick to the bags.


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Tonyray

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With a step down basement/bulkhead, I "used" to go up and down the stairs..
1 bag a time..wow...
Then one day my neighbor was taking apart his playset, and I saw this nice yellow poly slide...
The rest is history......
Now I have a 24" high 'landing ramp' and I can slide 8 bags down before I have to go down
and start stacking.. So I make 1/8 the amount of trips, and am not carrying them.
Also, not bending over to pick them up in the basement..
This old body ain't what it used to be... this works good!

Dan
well, with 4 people helping, loading pellets in the basement is easy nuff.[my post earlier] but,
have not come up with a better way to get the pellets to the stove from the basement.
granted, anytime one of us goes down to the basement, you don't come up empty handed
but doesn't get any easier to haul 40lb bag up the steps 7-10x a week.
 
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batchman

Burning Hunk
Oct 29, 2013
197
Backwoods MA
Wow, you folks all work pretty hard at this.

I line up 4 tons outside my basement door, covered with pallet tarps. Keep 8-10 bags inside, bring them in on a handtruck with a little ramp.
One ton stays for next fall, need the ground to be frozen to get a Moffet back there. I find one year loses 10-20 degrees of heat, two years loses more like 50degF.


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Do you face all your labels the same way,like Dexter does? ;lol
Had to laugh at this, got a little bothered my Turmans are palletized randomly up vs down, "not all the same way!!??!!"

Cheers,
- Jeff
 
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bogieb

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Oct 31, 2014
2,730
South Central NH
With a step down basement/bulkhead, I "used" to go up and down the stairs..
1 bag a time..wow...
Then one day my neighbor was taking apart his playset, and I saw this nice yellow poly slide...
The rest is history......
Now I have a 24" high 'landing ramp' and I can slide 8 bags down before I have to go down
and start stacking.. So I make 1/8 the amount of trips, and am not carrying them.
Also, not bending over to pick them up in the basement..
This old body ain't what it used to be... this works good!

Dan
I have a walk in basement from the garage so have to carry each bag about 50' from the back of the truck. The basement stove uses the majority of the pellets, so that works well. Once a day I carry a bag or so up the stairs to feed the P43.
 
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bill3rail

Minister of Fire
Jan 12, 2012
748
LI, NY
Holds about 2.5 ton and I can back up the truck real close to the door for easy loading and stacking.

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Tonyray

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ZMB01

New Member
Jan 28, 2019
4
New Mexico
I just buy bag by bag and stack them in my room usually 12-15 bags every two weeks. Just got a room built in October thought be cool to put a pellet stove inside it. May get a storage shed and store them inside coming season.
 

Bert Dawes

New Member
Jan 14, 2019
17
Cattaraugus NY
hey.. what is that pipe doo hicky attached to the right side of your shed in last pix?
Looks like a vac setup for removing fines, hook a vac to it dump them in the top and catch them in a bucket minus the fines down below
 

DneprDave

Minister of Fire
Nov 19, 2011
503
Western WA
I buy one ton at a time, from a local lumberyard that stocks pellets year round, $198/ton.
I burn about three tons a year and store them outside on a pallet that sits on a concrete slab underneath an enclosed deck. I carry the bags of pellets one at a time form my pickup truck to the storage area, it takes about an hour.

I am going to buy another ton today.
 

Dataman

Feeling the Heat
Sep 10, 2018
482
Newport, Wa
5 Tons, down to 2 Tons and 10 bags. Hopefully on Furnace soon. If not send wife out and get 9 bags for the porch. I think she can manage that with her Mitsubishi MT18 Tractor. Snow off roof might be in the way. Then the fun way. Wheelbarrel.
 

Bert Dawes

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Jan 14, 2019
17
Cattaraugus NY
Start with 3-4 ton store on pallets in my shed and bring in 15 bags to dump in the box. Scoop from there to the stove which allows the fines to fall to the bottom
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Bert Dawes

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Jan 14, 2019
17
Cattaraugus NY
It was built for us by my step father, originally it was to hold them in bags which we could fit 9 in, but we had lots of issues with fines, so started dumping them in the box so they can be sifted. Which it actually works out better this way plus it holds more.
 
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