Power failure question-

Power failure question-

PostBy: frankdetroit On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:32 am

Should I be concernced in the event of a power failure of the coal burning up the ramp and into the hopper- or is this impossible.
This is my first real day burning the pioneer and I am a little nervous about leaving the house with it burning.
Thanks.
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: choyt002 On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:15 am

Frank i am new and had the same thoughts But after reading it all makes sence If the power goes out your combustion fan will quit without this fan within probably 10 min or so the coal will go out will not burn without the combustion fan running. If you want to feel more secure just unplug your stove today and watch then you will know how quick it goes out. Check draft with monometer for better performance and make sure you have carbon monoxide alarms in the house
Chris H
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: frankdetroit On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:23 am

Thanks Chris-
I had a bad experience with the first time I fired it up with all of the smoke so I was a little concerned.
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: choyt002 On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:27 am

Frank are you venting with a chimney or power vent ??
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: frankdetroit On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:26 am

Swg powervent
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: Ed.A On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:30 am

You've nothing to worry about, it'll just go out, rather quickly.
I'd be more concerned not having back-up power when you need it.
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:54 pm

Frank,

THe first time you burned your stove, you were actually "curing" the stove paint. Hence the amount of smoke. In fact, if you didn't burn it really hot, you may get some more smoke when it hits the high temp.

As was already posted, unplug it and watch just how fast it will die out. I have a Hyfire II and unplugged mine on Friday night. It was almost done in only 10 minutes and that was with a 4" fire going.


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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:17 pm

I was a little surprised the first time I lit my stove. Some of the stove dealers are brain dead because they should be informing consumers on what to expect.
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: adirondacklady On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:52 pm

Ok, I understand that the fire goes out within 10 minutes if the power goes out. Here's another question: If there is no power to the powervent, how are the gases and exhaust drawn out of the house during that 10 minutes that the fire is still burning? Does it not come back into the house?

Diana
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:11 pm

Buy an inverter charger and two marine batteries and then you don't have to worry. Tripp Lite makes a few good ones.
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: choyt002 On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:41 pm

yes they go into the house not enough to worry about if you let it go out alot during 1 day maybe but not just once, if you do get reading on your co alarm just crack a window for 15 min and it will be fine
Chris H
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:08 am

If you are using a regular chimney and the power goes out is there a way to keep the fire going without having a back electrical supply?
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: Ed.A On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:12 am

If you are using a regular chimney and the power goes out is there a way to keep the fire going without having a back electrical supply?


Not with a stoker, you need the air and feeder to keep operating. I suppose a stationary bike hooked up to a generator would work.....Gilligan used to use one for power If I remember correctly. :lol:
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:17 am

Ed don't laugh my wife would do that! I didn't know if there was any holes or opening for air to get into the stove other then just the fan blowing it in there.
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Re: Power failure question-

PostBy: traderfjp On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:35 am

Ed: Great idea you can make electricity and get exercise too. Brilliant! That is why Gilligan was so skinny.
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