Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: Rice Burner On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:30 am

Any one have experience running a stoker on back up power? I know Harman sells that battery back up but it seems to be a better alternative would be a small Honda generator with the inverter. I know it would not be wise to plug into a regular generator but the Hondas look interesting. The smaller units run for like 20 hours on less than 5 gal gas.
Rice Burner
 
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: dvc-500

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:05 am

Do a search on "Battery Backup" Or backup Power, been discussed numerous times. many of us use some type of backup. I doubt you would get a 20 hour backup unless you have a good battery or two. You also have to know you requirements for the stove to size the battery for the amount of time needed.

here's a few.

Battery Back up

back-up power...yet again ?

Is there a 10 hour battery backup for stoker stove?
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: Rice Burner On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:16 pm

I know about the battery threads. I am speaking of generator back up/use.
Rice Burner
 
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: dvc-500


Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:34 pm

Some of us them too, my battery backup (about 10-20 mins) is just to get the generator online. it's homelite 3500Watt, not sure how long with would run, haven't had to use it much, just less than an hour or so.

What kind of generator do you have?
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:40 pm

this is one of my fave gen's




it runs for a week on 5 gal
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Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:53 pm

I recall prepping those when they first came out, back in my dealership days. Quiet as a mouse! I've never heard an engine run as quiet as this! Big money, but they last forever.

I just finished a full assault on my Visa by buying this: A Yamaha EF6300iSDE inverter (pure sine wave) generator. Not as quiet as the one above, but it's over double the output. 8-)
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SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:07 pm

SMITTY wrote:I recall prepping those when they first came out, back in my dealership days. Quiet as a mouse! I've never heard an engine run as quiet as this! Big money, but they last forever.

I just finished a full assault on my Visa by buying this: A Yamaha EF6300iSDE inverter (pure sine wave) generator. Not as quiet as the one above, but it's over double the output. 8-)
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Very cool! yes the honda is crazy quiet.. my kawasaki 5kw is next then 8k generac and the 20 hp 10 kw is terriblely loud and sucks 10 gal a day...

gas station loves me when power is out...
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:13 pm

Big power = big fuel! 8-) It's well worth the trade-off.

Mine is still only 64db at full load. It's got a muffler that looks like it was taken off a compact car! :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:19 pm

My dad just got a new generator. He gave me his old one, a Coleman Powermate 4000 with a Honda engine. Anyone know anything about this unit?

That's my project this weekend.
ErikLaurence
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading Lehigh
Stove/Furnace Model: LL Hyfire II w/heat jacket

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:20 pm

Not that particular unit, but I do know that Honda engine will outlast everything you power with it .... including the gen itself! 8-)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:41 pm

ErikLaurence wrote:My dad just got a new generator. He gave me his old one, a Coleman Powermate 4000 with a Honda engine. Anyone know anything about this unit?

That's my project this weekend.



The engine is a good one and the gen is also sad tho that they stopped making some of them and parts are a bit hairy to get. i have one that has a weak circut breaker and had to improvise when replacing it. the cleanleness of the power isnt like the sine wave inverter type but very adequate for house needs like lights and freezer.
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:43 pm

SMITTY wrote:Big power = big fuel! 8-) It's well worth the trade-off.

Mine is still only 64db at full load. It's got a muffler that looks like it was taken off a compact car! :lol:



64db is quiet! should work real good. sta-bil is our friend with all the gen gas i buy. goes in right at the pump so its always in there.....
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:46 pm

Smitty et al.,

There has been a good discussion going on in the LL manufacturer's forum under the heading of Econo Stove Blower problems.

It starts here: Econo Stove Blower Problems

Jump to page 6 where it gets good !!!! New member, gerry_g, with a great deal of electrical engineering knowledge is discussing generator outputs with yanche.


Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:52 pm

Poconoeagle wrote: sta-bil is our friend with all the gen gas i buy. goes in right at the pump so its always in there.....

Yep, Sta-bil goes into all of my 5-gal cans the minute they are emptied. That way I don't forget to put it in later.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Emergency Back Up Power For Coal Stove

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:40 pm

Rice Burner wrote:Any one have experience running a stoker on back up power? I know Harman sells that battery back up but it seems to be a better alternative would be a small Honda generator with the inverter. I know it would not be wise to plug into a regular generator but the Hondas look interesting. The smaller units run for like 20 hours on less than 5 gal gas.


So what's the problem with plugging into a regular generator? I know it's not "clean" power but I didn't think that mattered for motors. I thought it was just electronics that didn't like dirty power.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal