A few weeks ago I posted here asking for some advice about a pellet transport system. I need to store them in bags in my basement, and the stove is on my main floor. PITA hauling bags up the stairs all winter. So, lazy-engineer-me took over and I got a lot of great advice from you guys. My goal was to suck pellets up from a mass storage bag in my basement vertically about 12 feet into a bucket next to the stove that I could then easily dump into the hopper. I've assembled this cheap vertical transport system that's effective and a hoot to watch. Album here. Parts: Kanaflex 2.5" ID vacuum hose. Before anyone asks, it's grounded. No static. And it won't buckle under pressure. (15ft at $60) Shop Vac 6.5HP wet/dry vac ($120) Dust Deputy cyclonic filter kit with 5-gal buckets ($100) FIBC bag, waterproof ($15) 2.75" hole borer with arbor ($50) I was skeptical about it, but damn, it works. The only gripes are that the shop vac is a bit noisy, but no more than vacuuming your house for example. It's also not pretty, so I may build a nice shroud made to look like a chest or something around it.