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. MacP

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    I have a B&S 7000 generator (8750 surge wattage) on a transfer. Would the UPS condition the power going to the pellet stove?
     
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    Generac Guardian 17kw generator. Mostly to run my sump pumps, but it's nice to have the whole house under power if/when the power fails!
     
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    Have a small gen to keep running, but I want to install a backup gen with transfer switch.

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    For the past 10 yrs now in the event of an extended power failure I been running my 3kw generator for my oil furnace which provides heat and hot water plus lights and keep my refrigerator/freezer cold. I cycle it on for an hour or so and off for 3-6+ hrs depending on the weather.
    I have a simple manual transfer setup that is safe and works well.
    I figured why run a marginally capable pellet stove full time off a generator when I can heat the whole house up much much quicker with the furnace simply by running a generator a few hours a day. .
     
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    This house was wired with a panel interlock and second feed for a generator, my generator can power anything in the house except for using the entire electric stove. I plan on running my setup the same way you do. The last time we were hit with any amount of outage wasn't at this house (luckily the temperatures were just at or above freezing, we also had two natural gas heaters, and a gas hot water heater) and from what I know about the power feeds to here I don't expect to need the generator much at all (crosses all claws).
     
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    Battery Backup APC1400XL

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    Aurora Diesel Generator - Portable 6500/7000 watt.


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    Havent lost power even with a Hurricane and blizzard last year, But here is my plan

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    I have generator that I hook up. We have a verticle flue so I have had zero issues with smoke in the house. Power goes down, if we aren't home the oil takes over at 60 Degrees, hook up the gen and off we go until the utility gets its act together :)
     
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    Tiny ups. buys me a few min during flickers, but its dead in about 15 min or so.
    furnace t-stats stay on 60 as a back up at all times anyway. furnace is on due to boiler for my hot water.

    I don't currently have a back up plan to that. I bought a cheapo gen from HF the 800 watt900 peak one... and it wasn't enough to run my stove. tripped it everytime the convection system hit even though the manual said 700 watts max draw at full everything. So, that was a waste of 80 bucks. lol

    I do have a cord of wood ish in the back yard, and if it gets relaly bad, i'll rip out the stove and the flue and burn wood if i really have to.

    A wood stove is on my future to do list.
    As is getting a 2000invertor but money talks.... and it says lol to me. Like, where did I GO!!! lol
     
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    The Mt Vernon AE will run directly off a 12V battery. I added a true sine inverter so that it could be started on it's electric heater. The stove runs in a limited mode on battery, no clean cycles and low blower speed, but it only pulls 18 Watts. That's 1.5 Amps out of a 100 Ahr battery. should give me about two days of running with no recharging. The 20 Watt solar panel should extend that to about three days. Beyond that I have to find a way to recharge the battery.
     
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    I take the deep cycle battery out of the RV in the winter and hook it up to the MT Vernon AE insert. It has a built in battery backup, It will not start the stove but it will keep it running for a few days before the battery needs recharging. Also have 2 Generac generators, 4000XL and a new XG8000E. I have the main panel fed underground from my shed through a interlock system so I can run the whole house. The generators stay and run out in my shed so they stay secure and dry. The 4000 watt was a little small but ran all the essentials if you were careful.
     
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    I believe that selecting the fuel type determines the clean cycle frequency.
     
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    I don't have a b/u generator but I do have a back heat source, the unit is about 5'6" tall, it's width is about 32 at the mid section and keeps a constant 98.6 temp.
     
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