Pellet Stove/Fuel

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  1. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

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    No sure I'll get a response but here goes:

    I have an electric pellet stove used as my heating source. We had a shortage of fuel nationwide last season. Does this wood fuel have a recommended/optimum shelf life before it dries out?
    I was considering buying my fuel a year in advance. Perhaps an entire pallet.

    BTW Many people would benefit by using one as a primary or secondary source for heat.
    In my case, it costs me one or two dollars daily for heat in winter.
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2006
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    I wouldn't worry about it drying out...it comes ready to use - basically near zero moisture content. The bigger problem would be keeping it dry and bug-free.Wet wood produces less heat as a bunch is used to drive off the internal moisture, then the steam goes out the flue.
  3. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

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    OK-Thank you for that Jim. I've never had to worry about the moisture issue...but I might if I buy an entire pallet. I've stored mine in the spare bedroom with all my other junk. I do not want a pallet inside.
    I also need to look into delivery charge and/or discount for volume.

    Do you own a PS Jim..?
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    I know several people who do, but no, I do not.
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