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What is everyone running for pellet stove back-up power?

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by The Village Idiot, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Has the majority of this group gone with a power generator for back-up power during a blackout, or is going with a battery system the cat's meow?

    Just doing my homework and looking for a consensus.

    Thanks,
    Steven

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  2. subsailor

    subsailor Minister of Fire

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    Generator here.
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  3. francis.g

    francis.g Member

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    i have a yamaha ef2000is generator for back up
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  4. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE Minister of Fire

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    I have a cyberpower pure sine wave ups to get me to my china made inverter generator.....hoping I won't ever need either but in test runs both work very well ...see my sig for models
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  5. fmsm

    fmsm Minister of Fire

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    Generator for me
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  6. tsmith

    tsmith Minister of Fire

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    Generator.
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  7. WellSeasoned

    WellSeasoned Guest

    Woodstove
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  8. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike Minister of Fire

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    I have the wodstove insert downstairs and the pellet stove is upstairs. I do have a generator as well, but am looking into a UPS since the power from most generators is very dirty.
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  9. sante fe

    sante fe Member

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    2 Kerosene Heaters ,Just lite it and shutdown outside.
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  10. richkorn

    richkorn Minister of Fire

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    Honda EU2000i inverter generator:)
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  11. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Generator
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  12. rich2500

    rich2500 Member

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    generator
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  13. craigsward

    craigsward Member

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    Honda makes some great quiet and efficient generators. I can run this 2000 watt generator on my boat with ac going for two nights on one tank. Something like a pellet fans draw will last days on one tank. These things are pretty expensive though.
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  14. saladdin

    saladdin Feeling the Heat

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    Nothing. I live in town less then a mile from the electric co-op and city hall. We get fast attention when power is out, which is rare.
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  15. boosted3g

    boosted3g Feeling the Heat

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    honda EU2000i, i also have kerosene heaters for the garage that i can move inside.
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  16. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk Minister of Fire

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    UPS and genny......
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  17. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear Minister of Fire

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    Generator.
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  18. letsblaze

    letsblaze Feeling the Heat

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    5500 watt generator.
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  19. tumbles

    tumbles Member

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    Honda eu 6500. Clean power and very quiet
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  20. Bioburner

    Bioburner Minister of Fire

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    Dovre 400 series DV gas stove with battery powered heat n glo remote. I live in the country and last one on power leg. Use ups only to condition power for pellet stoves. Cheap generator if power out for more than 2 days for fridge etc.
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  21. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw Minister of Fire

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    3 145 watt solar panels(soon to be 5)/Morningstar MPPT controller/6 golf cart batteries/Xantrex pure sine wave inverter
    wood/coal cook stove
    Kerosene heater/Dietz lanterns/shotgun/various rifles/handguns/water filtration system/food storage
    (I guess that makes me a terrorist) :p
  22. TheMightyMoe

    TheMightyMoe Minister of Fire

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    Pure sine wave inverter powered from car(s).
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  23. BradH70

    BradH70 Feeling the Heat

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    Generac 5500W
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  24. Wood Nugget

    Wood Nugget Member

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    Generator. However, it is not hooked up to the pellet stove. I decided to power the boiler instead so we would have heat and hot water for showers.
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  25. Augmister

    Augmister Minister of Fire

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    B&S 5500 generator. Installed a transfer switch with the stove power on a dedicated line. Pull, plug and play! Lost power for a week with that "phoney Cat1" hurricane last September and would NOT think of being without one in the dead of winter. Sucks having to depend on gasoline to run it but out in the country, no natgas and propane prices are astronomical. In the woods.... with lousy southern exposure so solar is not an option.
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