How to Use Pallets for Hearthoween (Halloween) Decor

October is here! Stores are packed with an endless supply of candy, costumes are available at every turn, and many houses are starting to look festive for the 31st. (We like to refer to it as Hearthoween!) We’ve told you about some great DIY wood pallet projects before, but did you know you can use your leftover wood pallets as spooky decorations? We have compiled our four favorite ideas, in no particular order below.

1. Creepy Temporary Wall

Spook Factor: 5


Now here’s an easy way to make your house look totally different – and very eery. There are some variations on how you could do this, but the simplest way is to stack the pallets upright and zip-tie them together.

After securing your temporary wall, add your fog machines and back lighting of your choice. This photo shows some extra scary pizazz with dirty netting. Now is the time to get creative with your embellishments!

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Skids, Bags and Shrouds: Quick Facts About Wood Pellets A pallet of stacked wood pellet bags (referred to as a skid) can come in either 1-ton and 1.5-ton sizes. No matter the weight, all pallets are 48 by 40 inches. The height of the skid depends on the number of stacked bags.

A 1-ton skid holds 50 forty-pound pellet bags, and is about four feet tall. A 1.5-ton skid holds 75 forty-pound pellet bags, and is about six feet tall.

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How to Make a Wood Pellet Delivery Seamless

With delivery season in full swing, we thought it might be helpful to provide a general guideline for our customers on how to make your home delivery as easy as possible.

The more information you provide, the better. Does your road have heavy construction going on? Is your driveway hard to find? Does your address not come up on GPS? If our drivers know ahead of time what to be prepared for, we can better serve you. It’s better to be up front about any tricky circumstances especially, so the delivery team can do all that’s possible to find a solution ahead of time.
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What Kind of Weather Will This Winter Bring?


The 2014-15 heating season in the Northeast started pretty mild – with temperatures in September averaging around 50 degrees (F). January and February temperatures plummeted, and the snow accumulation broke records in many places. Most stoves weren’t switched off for the season until well into May.

New England Snowfall Records Broken 

But what will this winter bring for the Northeast? More bitter temperatures? More debilitating snow levels?

Unfortunately, the Old Farmers Almanac is predicting above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of New England.

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Your Pellets Should Be Ordered by the Time You See These 5 Things

It’s completely up to you to decide when you want to place your wood pellet and/or wood brick order. However – do you want to have a quicker turnaround between your order date and delivery date? Do you want to be prepared for that first time you need to fire up your stove? If your answer is “yes” to either of those questions – take a look at our list below.

Here are five common signs that you’ll start to see around the time when your fuel order should be (or should’ve already been) placed.

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Free Wood Pellet Storage for the Summer (It’s Back!)

Order by 7/17 for Free Summer Storage!

In May, offered a free summer storage promotion that was wildly popular among our customers. The buy now – take delivery later option was perfect for those who wanted to take care of ordering their fuel early, but didn’t want to give up precious space over the summer for storage.

We received so many requests in June to bring this offer back – we decided to do it! For a limited time only, you can order your wood pellets or wood bricks now, and not have to worry about taking delivery until between August 15th and September 15th!

Why is this offer so popular?

  • Buying now means you’ll be all set for the upcoming heating season. You’re way ahead of the rush that will come later in the season.
  • The current pricing locks-in for you. If prices rise later – it won’t affect you at all.
  • You can enjoy the rest of your summer knowing your pellets are ordered, but you don’t have to even see them yet!

Don’t wait too long – you have to order your wood pellets online or by phone before Friday, July 17th to get free storage!


Order Pellets Online


Call 1-800-PELLETS (800-735-5387) to speak to an expert!

Facebook Giveaway Ends Friday!

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Connect with us to stay in the loop, and also to be entered to win a $50 Darden Restaurants gift card, redeemable at any Olive Garden®, LongHorn Steakhouse®, Bahama Breeze®, Seasons 52® or any other Darden restaurant! (Full list here.)

The winner will be selected at random from our list of Facebook fans on Friday, June 19th!

It’s so easy to participate! To have a chance to win,  Like the Facebook Page by 12pm on 6/19/15! The winner will be announced that afternoon.

Although not a part of the Pellet Pals Facebook Giveaway, the Twitter Page and Pinterest Page are great ways to stay connected!

No purchase necessary. Darden Restaurants, Inc. owns (Olive Garden®, LongHorn Steakhouse®, Bahama Breeze®, Seasons 52® and Yard House®) and is not affiliated with Darden is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this program. See backside of gift card for additional terms and conditions or visit

Employee Spotlight: New Director of Operations


Wood Pellet Delivery, New England Wood Pellet Fuel Mr. Jonathan Drabik joined the team in mid-April as the Director of Operations. As one of the many important moving parts of the company, Jon is responsible for ensuring the quality of delivery and distribution centers throughout our service region. This responsibility is essential for keeping deliveries timely and convenient, in order to make the customer experience a positive one.

Throughout his career, Jon has managed territories, processes, and materials across many different industries, and is excited to now be a part of the wood pellet fuel industry of New England (and parts of New York.)

Jon lives in New Hampshire with his wife and their two children. He grew up just north of Niagara Falls in New York. He still has loyalty to the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres, but now has a healthy appreciation for all New England sports teams.

We asked Jon what he liked best so far about working for His answer: “The people! Both the friendly people at and the passionate, loyal customers!”


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