There was some reference to this issue in the power failure thread. I was required (in think) in my previous home (oil boiler) to have a boiler shutoff switch at the top of the stairs, a heat activated switch above the boiler, and a service disconnect at the boiler itself. I have a NEC code summary, and the disconnect at the boiler is the only item referenced in there. What is prudent to incorporate into my gasifier electrical supply? There are no building codes or inspections in our town. The bank does not require a fossil fuel backup, so I won't have one at this time, but I want to plan the power and piping accordingly. So...what is the heat switch doing for me? A gasifier can't just switch off the fuel like the oil could anyway. Where can I find an (automag?) valve that will open in the event of power failure to dump heat? Does this device consume power 24/7 otherwise? For a dump zone I am picturing some fin tube on the ceiling in the basement. Is that typical? The disconnect at the boiler is no big deal. What about the top of the stairs? Again, I wouldn't bother shutting off the boiler as I run from the house in case of a fire. Copper is expensive. Some installation examples please....Thanks, this forum has been a huge help thus far.