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Dimensions of Wood Pellet Bags and Pallets
A skid, a pallet of stacked wood pellet bags, is 48 by 40 inches. A 1-ton skid of fifty 40-pound bags is about four feet tall, and a 1.5-ton skid of 75 bags is about six feet tall.
You might have enough space available to keep the pellet bags on the pallet just as they were delivered. If you only have a smaller space available, or the 48×40 inch dimensions are inconvenient to you – re-stacking the wood pellet bags by hand is your best bet to maximize limited space.
The approximate length, width and height of a standard 40 pound bag of pellets placed horizontally on the floor is 27 x 18 x 5 inches. These measurements can adjust a bit with some maneuvering of the pellets within the bag.
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Over one million homes in the United States use wood pellets as a heating source. Although pellet popularity is continually rising, there are still many frequent questions and misconceptions about heating with wood pellets. Below, we have compiled a list of the most common inquiries we hear from both new and existing pellet users.
Can I Use a Wood Pellet Stove as My Home’s Only Source of Heat?
Depending on the location of the stove and the size/efficiency of your home – yes. Some stoves can easily heat up to 2,500 square feet of space. A common practice is to put pellet stoves in parts of the house to create zone heat, but lightly use a central furnace as a back up. It’s especially common to use oil heating strictly as a backup to pellets, for example, when the price of oil rises significantly.
How Many Bags of Pellets Should I Buy?
The amount of pellets you can expect to burn through in a heating season depends on the quality of the wood pellets and the efficiency of the stove – among other things. However, one bag of quality pellets will commonly provide a full day of good, steady heat.
The average residential wood pellet customer in the Northeast uses 150-200 bags of wood pellets throughout the entire heating season. There are 50 bags in one ton of pellets, so that’s 3-4 tons.
We read every single feedback card we receive, because we love to hear straight from our customers. We appreciate ideas, honest criticism, and of course – happy testimonials. Check out what some of our recent satisfied customers have to say!
Laconia, NH: “Everyone was so helpful and easy to work with. I was nervous as this is my first time using a pellet stove and ordering. The staff on the phone were polite and very helpful. The delivery man was very helpful on choosing a spot to put the pellets. Could not have been easier.”
Just in time for the big shopping season – Woodpellets.com is giving away $50 Amazon gift cards with purchases of 3 or more tons before Friday, November 20th!*
Would you use the card for yourself, or a loved one? Check out our list of gift ideas that are each around $50, and all available from Amazon.com.
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