muti fuel pellet stoves

Maggie Posted By Maggie, Jul 16, 2008 at 6:34 PM

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  1. Maggie

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    I can use some help. My husband and I moved into a house which has a pellet stove. If we have a power outage - we will have no heat. Does anyone know of a pellet stove which can burn firewood in addition to pellets. My husband thinks we should hook a car or marine battery up for additional power if power goes out. Also, with the price of pellets, we have quite a bit of wood around here that we could burn in addition to pellets. I'm wondering if I can get some advice. Thank you.
     
  2. Highbeam

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    All of the pellet stoves require power so the type of fuel has little to do with your lack of electric problem.

    Buy a small generator and/or set up a battery bank plus inverter to power the stove.

    Many folks have both a wood stove and a pellet stove so that they can burn whichever fuel they find easier/cheaper at the time. I like that concept even more than a generator.
     
  3. webbie

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    Yes, maggie, it is one or the other - wood or pellet.

    There are many pellet stoves which are DC or set up for battery. Check models from Magnum and Thelin......
     
  4. webbie

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    OH, as far as battery backup for the existing unit, you can get a powerful computer UPS if you want a couple hours - or an inverter and marine battery for perhaps more....depends on the wattage of the stove.

    Here is an inverter made for that:
    http://www.stovesentry.com/
     
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