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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. Chain

    Chain Feeling the Heat

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    5500 watt generator that is connected via an outdoor weather proof receptacle to a transfer switch in my garage. Since I have an outdoor hot tub and one submersible pump for my drilled well and a jet pump for my dug well, I usually trip breakers on a number of items in order to power the essentials during a power outage. I usually keep the fridge, pellet stove, oil boiler, one well pump, and stereo or tv circuits on. With a few lights as well. With just the essentials on the 5500 watt can keep up with relative ease.

    There is a part of me that regrets not investing in a larger, automatic stand by generator back when I bought my current generator and switch. The other more rational part of me reminds me occasionally that I've actually only had to use my current set-up twice since I invested about $1800 into it several years ago. At that time an automatic set-up would have cost around $6,000 minimum.....and still only would have been used twice so I suppose I made the right decision.

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  2. kenstogie

    kenstogie Feeling the Heat

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    Nope, not that there's anything wrong with that. LOL
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