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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorsimeon
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2014
     
    This is true.

    Lethal levels of carbon monoxide are given off from wood pellet stores - even domestic ones. People have even died!

    http://annhyg.oxfordjournals.org/content/56/7/755.abstract?etoc
    • CommentAuthorJeff B
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2014
     
    Thankfully mine are stored in an outdoor silo. Still, I guess I shouldn't go sticking my head inside to check on the level anymore!
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2014
     
    Lots of people have died in Europe from going into silos or stores containing wood pellets, CO poisoning

    We are as far as I know in the UK have not had a death from CO but it is going to be almost impossible to prevent sadly.
    • CommentAuthorEd Davies
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2014
     
  1.  
    HSE Notice:

    http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/co-wood-pellets.htm

    "DO NOT ENTER or place your head into the wood pellet hopper under any circumstances."

    "No personnel should enter the hopper/tank unless fully trained and competent in confined space entry procedures."

    The last one seems quite stringent.

    F
    • CommentAuthorscrimper
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
     
    Thanks for flagging this up. Just in the process of building a silo ... and this info has been invaluable. Strangely the firm who is supplying the pellet boiler, and who are very experienced in this field, mentioned absolutely nothing about this kind of scenario!
  2.  
    I genuinely read the tread title initially as 'Storing wood *pallets* can be lethal', and spent a second or so thinking about a risk assessment for the ones on my drive! I'll get me glasses.......
    • CommentAuthorJonti
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2014
     
    A lot depends on the quality of the pellets I think and the substances holding them together. Having said that it should not be so difficult to have sufficient ventilation in the storage area so as to minimise the risk.

    Jonti
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2014
     
    With carbon monoxide I wouldn't be taking any chances!
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