Hi, everyone! I'm new to this forum (this is my first post), though I've been reading the boards for a while. My husband and I are trying to decide between buying a pellet stove or a coal stoker stove. I'm leaning pellet (less maintenance, renewable resource, easier to get locally, etc.) BUT we have a storage problem. We live in a 118-year-old Victorian house with a dirt cellar--no closets or other spot to store 5-6 tons of pellets besides the basement, which is damp/dank. Never any standing water but things that go down there come up smelling like basement. We do not want to store them outside--too much snow and rain in Maine--so can we store pellets in a musty basement? I saw the other thread about storing in a basement, just up off the floor (we'd put them on a concrete pad that's already down there and/or on pallets) but it didn't address damp AIR conditions. The Harman guy said we can store them down there as long as we don't put them down there at the start of the summer. But is he just trying to get us to buy his pellet stove? My husband is very worried about all of our pellets getting mouldy/musty/unburnable b/c the bags let in this musty air and we end up with sawdust. Any info you've got would be great! Thanks in advance!