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. The Village Idiot

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    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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    Generator here.
     
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    i have a yamaha ef2000is generator for back up
     
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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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    Woodstove
     
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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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    2 Kerosene Heaters ,Just lite it and shutdown outside.
     
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    Honda EU2000i inverter generator:)
     
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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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    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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    honda EU2000i, i also have kerosene heaters for the garage that i can move inside.
     
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    UPS and genny......
     
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    Honda eu 6500. Clean power and very quiet
     
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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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    Pure sine wave inverter powered from car(s).
     
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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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    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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