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Flammam

Feeling the Heat
Dec 29, 2007
365
Western, Ma.
The control board on my 1992 Austroflaam integra got wacked by a power surge last night. I have been thinking of replacing it next season so I am looking for suggestions for a new/used stove. Requirements will be auto ignition, thermostat enabled and a decent sized hopper and ash pan. It will be heating a split ranch 1100 sq feet. i will also be selling the Austroflaam and a few spare parts i have to go along with it.
 
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SidecarFlip

Minister of Fire
Just curious if it was on a surge suppressor?
+1, was it? Surge suppressor is a helluva lot cheaper than a new brain box.
 

gfreek

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2010
1,421
Attica,,New York
Asking cause we just had a major power grid surge here in my area, Not weather related..Not an Act of God. Power company, yup..
 

SidecarFlip

Minister of Fire
Don't that make the provider liable for any failure related to their power surge?
 

gfreek

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2010
1,421
Attica,,New York
Don't that make the provider liable for any failure related to their power surge?
Yes, I have the forms getting estimates, receipts and pictures ready. I did OK compared to others.. Don't mean to hijack this thread but surge protectors are important for almost everything plugged into an outlet..
 

Tonyray

Minister of Fire
PECO power company in Pa covers up to 1K Max Regardless of Damage...that goes 4 your 5K fridge with touchscreen tv, grubhub and doordash Apps...

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Flammam

Feeling the Heat
Dec 29, 2007
365
Western, Ma.
Just curious if it was on a surge suppressor?
Yes it was, blew through the suppressor blew out a couple led light bulbs also
 

Washed-Up

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2011
595
Kananaskis,Alberta, Canada
Whoa, that’s one helluva power surge
 

gfreek

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2010
1,421
Attica,,New York
Do you know what the Austroflamm was rated for BTU, around 42K ??
 

Flammam

Feeling the Heat
Dec 29, 2007
365
Western, Ma.
Do you know what the Austroflamm was rated for BTU, around 42K ??
40K Its a great stove just needs a new motherboard.
 

gfreek

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2010
1,421
Attica,,New York
Maybe a Harman P43, 50 lb hopper, basic stove but works. These may look similar: Harman Allure50, 92lb hopper. Enviro Maxx 130lb hopper, will probably be more than enough.. Just some ideas
 
Jan 29, 2021
131
VA, east central
Yes it was, blew through the suppressor blew out a couple led light bulbs also
Just to sanity check, are you sure it was actually a surge suppressor, and if so, not some cheap dollar store or walmart brand like Hypertough? Or just a power strip? Any decent surge protector should have come with some sort of connected equipment guarantee to cover any losses should it fail to do its job.
 

gfreek

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2010
1,421
Attica,,New York
Flammam said:
Yes it was, blew through the suppressor blew out a couple led light bulbs also
Just to sanity check, are you sure it was actually a surge suppressor, and if so, not some cheap dollar store or walmart brand like Hypertough? Or just a power strip? Any decent surge protector should have come with some sort of connected equipment guarantee to cover any losses should it fail to do its job.
Anyone ever file a claim?
 

Flammam

Feeling the Heat
Dec 29, 2007
365
Western, Ma.
Surge suppressor. The same one I used on my satellite systems for years.
 

gfreek

Minister of Fire
Nov 5, 2010
1,421
Attica,,New York
Surge suppressor. The same one I used on my satellite systems for years.
Good, besides the stove and bulbs, were other protected devices not affected???
So have you considered any replacement stoves yet?
 
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Flammam

Feeling the Heat
Dec 29, 2007
365
Western, Ma.
Battery charger for my cordless stuff in the garage. I am seriously considering the Comfortbilt HP22N with the 26% federal tax credit its under 1800. 80lb hopper, big ash pan and thermostat compatible. It will be a step up from the Austroflaam convenience wise. I cant complain i ran more than 140 tons through that stove the only thing I replaced was low temp switch and auger motor.