tmiraglia wrote:As for electric, When your stoker goes out, does it keep burning for a while, so that you could keep the fire going if the electric comes back on in two hours? Does it provide any heat for a little while?
This was the first year I played with that power failure fear, a little bit back we had that ice storm and high winds , this is the first year running the stoker up until then we had a Franco Belge running at my Moms house and I have a Victory 700 which is an American build of the F.B. just bigger.
As the wind howled and the ice thickened we had several brief interruptions in the power I slept very little that night with visions of that big house of hers and all them pipes freezing if the juice went down for the count .
I calmed myself by thinking of the Big Party I was goin to have as the only guy with heat .
My plan is that I have a spare Victory stored in a friends garage we are going to move it to Moms basement where I will pre measure and cut all the pipe needed to connect it in place of the oil sucker an should an emergency ever crop up I'll have a heat source that will sustain temp well above freezing in the better part of the house in no time .