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Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by freebird77, Jun 3, 2008.

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  1. freebird77

    freebird77 Feeling the Heat

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    Hi P61 owner here. Was wondering if I should pull the plug on the stove for the summer? Its off, of course, but I see the light is still on the computer board. Should I unplug the electric cord from it, or wont it hurt to leave it pluged in year round? Thank you.

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  2. tinkabranc

    tinkabranc Minister of Fire

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    We have alot of thunder storms here in the summer so we leave
    the stove unplugged for the season so lightning does not mess with the
    electronics on it. Normally, the stove is on a UPS during the winter but
    we use the UPS for other things during the summer instead.

    Otherwise, it probably makes no difference leaving it plugged in all summer.
  3. Wet1

    Wet1 Minister of Fire

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    As stated, by leaving it plugged in you risk damage (although the risk is low), plus you'll have a small electrical draw. Given the choice, you're better off unplugging it since it won't be used for months.
  4. kzad

    kzad Member

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    I always unplug mine....
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Sure. Why pee away electricity. It wasn't plugged in in the shipping crate was it?
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Pull the plug. Sudden power variances and storms over the summer can destroy electronics (and they are expensive $$). The less exposure the better.
  7. mjbrown

    mjbrown Feeling the Heat

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    thanx for the info folks...just went and unplugged mine.i dont really want to ruin the investment i made.

    mike
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