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

The Village Idiot Posted By The Village Idiot, Oct 9, 2012 at 7:36 PM

  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
     
  2. subsailor

    subsailor
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    Generator here.
     
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  3. francis.g

    francis.g
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    Aug 24, 2011
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    i have a yamaha ef2000is generator for back up
     
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  4. IHATEPROPANE

    IHATEPROPANE
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    Feb 24, 2011
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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
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    Generator for me
     
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  6. tsmith

    tsmith
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    Generator.
     
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  7. CT-Mike

    CT-Mike
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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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  8. sante fe

    sante fe
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    Sep 28, 2011
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    Poughkeepsie ny
    2 Kerosene Heaters ,Just lite it and shutdown outside.
     
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  9. richkorn

    richkorn
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    Jul 28, 2008
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    Honda EU2000i inverter generator:)
     
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  10. rich2500

    rich2500
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    generator
     
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  11. craigsward

    craigsward
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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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  12. saladdin

    saladdin
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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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  13. boosted3g

    boosted3g
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    honda EU2000i, i also have kerosene heaters for the garage that i can move inside.
     
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  14. slvrblkk

    slvrblkk
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    UPS and genny......
     
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  15. SmokeyTheBear

    SmokeyTheBear
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    Generator.
     
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  16. letsblaze

    letsblaze
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    40 minutes north of Grand Rapids
    5500 watt generator.
     
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  17. tumbles

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

    Bioburner
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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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  19. tjnamtiw

    tjnamtiw
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    Generator
    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
     
  20. TheMightyMoe

    TheMightyMoe
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  21. BradH70

    BradH70
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    Feb 13, 2011
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    Loc:
    South West NH
    Generac 5500W
     
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  22. Wood Nugget

    Wood Nugget
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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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  23. Augmister

    Augmister
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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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