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  1. tmsjava

    Any of these pellets good?

    I guess these are the types of pellets that one of our local dealers has generally. I was told hardwood is the way to go (less ash?). I'll check what types of pellets our local stove dealer has when they get some in. For now, this is what I found locally...
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    Hamer's Hot Ones??

    Where do you order your pellets from? I have yet to purchase pellets as next winter will really be our first winter with the stove.
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    Special gloves and other needs

    There's also some pellets still in the hopper (not a ton). I should probably scoop them out and put them into a closed container for the summer, right? I read somewhere some people put a can of damprid in the stove over the summer....??
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    Special gloves and other needs

    Really?? Doesn't the hopper get hot? It's all metal. And did you mean regular "oven" gloves for the other? Ohhh, I see there's actually something called an "Ove Glove"! haha
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    Special gloves and other needs

    I assume you can open the hopper to pour more pellets in while the stove is running (we've only run it a couple of times since we got it). In that case, we'll need "heat resistant" gloves, right? Any special kind to touch the hopper while it's hot? (I can't use a regular kitchen oven mitt...
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    Did You Clean Your Stove for the Summer

    We just got our pellet stove about 1 1/2 months ago. Used it maybe 3 times, only for about 1 hour each time. Do I need to clean much yet? I do have some pellets in the hopper still. Should I scoop those out and put them into a closed plastic tub? I haven't purchased any cleaning supplies yet...
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    Just came across this generator. It's a bit pricier than the Aipower 2000i (with Yamaha engine - $500), but I like that it can also run on propane if needed and it has an electric start! Obviously it's heavy, but it has wheels. Anyone had any experience with Champion generators...
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    Oh yes....went back to find it. Thank you! T.
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    Any thoughts on a refurbished APC? This is almost the only one I can find (APC BE750G): https://coasttec.com/product/apc-power-saving-back-ups-750/ Still waiting to see if anyone has used a newer model APC UPS for their Harman and had it successfully auto-shutdown.
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    I realize now why I was looking at other UPS's....someone said I should get 1500w because the one mentioned above (APC) will only give me a few minutes for my pellet stove to shut down. Doesn't it take at least 30 minutes or so to shut down?
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    So I guess that's the ideal one to get, if I can find it! I wrote to Harman to ask if the newer models were approved, but they said no because they hadn't been tested yet. Anyone have the newer model(s) of this APC and tested it?
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    Harman only approves of 2 specific models and they are old models (APC BE750G or TrippLite INTERNET750N). But I thought the Cyberpower did the same. Maybe I misread some of those posts. I thought I needed to look for "Pure Sine". But a pure sine does NOT put the stove into automatic shutdown??
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    So I think this is what we'll go with: Yamaha A-Ipower 2000w (1600 running) generator from Costco: https://m.costco.com/.product.1146127.html And the CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00429N19W/?tag=hearthamazon-20 We will see if we can get an electrician to...
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    Has anyone used the Yamaha 2000w? A friend told me about it (available at Costco). Not a bad price ($500) https://m.costco.com/A-IPower-1600W-Running--2000W-Peak-Yamaha-Powered-Gas-Inverter-Generator.product.100343958.html
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    Thank you! Very helpful. Might ask an electrician about the outdoor outlet (and then just plugging into that indoors. Seems like that would be much less of a hassle of trying to prop open windows and stuffing towels in there, etc. Sounds like that Cyberpower UPS might be the way to go. I'll keep...
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    Technically, the 750 is the only one "approved" by Harman (and yes, it's hard to find), but I've seen others claim a CyberPower 825/1500 or APC 1500 has worked for them (and automatically shuts off their stove). So I'll look into one of the newer ones. I thought the 750 would give me almost an...
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    Thanks! I was especially looking for personal experience with generators you have that work with your Harman. I will take a look at the Ryobi and I had a Honda on my list (though it IS pricey). Sounds like 2000 watts is the way to go (peak). I think the max watts on the stove is 460 and the...
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    Generator for our new pellet stove

    We just had a Harman P43 installed (during 80-degree weather, LOL)! We will be purchasing the APC BE750G UPS for battery backup (just to turn the stove off). But we want to purchase a gas-run generator as well. I don't really know much about generators and I've been reading several threads here...