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-WHAT ARE PELLETS-To manufacture wood pellets InstantHeat Wood Pellets Inc. uses sawdust produced from quality hardwoods. The sawdust is processed then extruded under pressure into pellets with a diameter averaging 1/4" to 5/16" and 3/4 of an inch in length. Wood pellets are sold packaged in 40 lbs bags. Bags of pellets can be stacked in an area as small as four feet wide, long and high, an area about half the space needed for a cord of wood. Bags of pellets can be stored in as small area of a dry garage, basement, utility room or shed.
Pellet fuel produces very little ash due to high combustion ratio to residue. A typical 40 lb bag of premium wood pellets is reduced into only 1 once of ash. Wood pellets are sealed in 3.5 mil plastic bags with optional 3mil pallet cover for storing. Pellets are sterilized during the extrusion process reducing molds and fungi equated with cordwood that can cause allergic reactions in the home.
Our high quality wood pellets have a moisture content of 10-12% and are hydrophilic and therefore sensitive to water droplets. The shiny surface of the pellets is caused by partial plasticizing of the lining in the wood due to high pressure and the evaporation of terpenes during the production process. The surface protects the pellets from absorbing any significant amount of airborne water vapor under normal atmospheric conditions. However, wood pellets have to be protected from direct water penetration. If exposed to water droplets from, for example condensation, the pellets will gradually decompose and loose their effectiveness as a fuel.
InstantHeat Wood Pellets is open Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm.