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 04-16-2007, 19:38 Post: 141354
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We now have over 16" of HEAVY WET SNOW trees snaping as I type this. Power company not sure when power will be back up. It is a local outage.

Power out since 2pm it's now 7:30 pm. I got home at 4 plowed drive quickie job, ate supper (gas range), called power company... hooked up gen at 5:50 pm. Whole house up and running.

Life is good. It's the first time I have had to or needed to use it for a serious outage. Heats on and blowers are moving the wood heat, toilets flush, computers and wireless router on. I'm ready to go sit in my easy chair and watch the tube.

Tractor makes a small grunt when water pump kicks on.

Refill tractor before bed and check it all in the am.






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 04-16-2007, 22:16 Post: 141357
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We've had several outages of 5 days or more, always in the dead of winter. Our 14kw unit just won't cut it. I was hoping to upgrade to something that would run the heat pump this year, probably 30kw or so in size. Not sure if it will be in the budget but it's at the top of the list.






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 04-16-2007, 22:26 Post: 141358
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Harvey; I'm still waiting for my PTO generator, I ordered it during the February ice storm. It is a 45KW three phase to operate some of my heavy three phase shop equipment and to be back up for the house. I looked into phase converters, but things soon become complicated and expensive, so the generator route was chosen. I still am far from an expert on electrical things, but as my electician said If you got three phase you got single phase, so we will see how many guts a souped up "H" Farmall has.
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 04-16-2007, 22:26 Post: 141359
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Harvey; I'm still waiting for my PTO generator, I ordered it during the February ice storm. It is a 45KW three phase to operate some of my heavy three phase shop equipment and to be back up for the house. I looked into phase converters, but things soon become complicated and expensive, so the generator route was chosen. I still am far from an expert on electrical things, but as my electician said If you got three phase you got single phase, so we will see how many guts a souped up "H" Farmall has.
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 04-17-2007, 05:51 Post: 141361
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Ken/Frank I lucked out on this gen it is a 30k. They did not have a 20k in stock.

So I ended up with a lot more gen than I have tractor enough to run. Reserve is always good.

Shut it down at 11:45 last night. It's right at 32F house holds heat ok and wood stove shut down to bare minimun because no fans to move air. Still no power at 5am. So back on gen at 5:30. Power suspose to be back on by noon. Only 103 customers affected, on this line.

Yard is a mess tree on top of big satellite dish, 15' of a tree top just missed my car, thats just what I can see from house with yard lights on this morning.






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 05-13-2007, 00:28 Post: 142044
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Dear friends,

I've seen several large PTO driven generators for sale at auction over the past month or two. Some of them sold cheap.

If anyone here is interested, keep an eye on proxibid.com for a PTO generator. They come up for sale at farm and commercial auctions quite frequently, and at prices most anyone can afford.

Proxibid.com is one of my favorite internet sites. I'm a regular bidder at the place.

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 05-13-2007, 17:18 Post: 142053
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Ken.... All that wood and no wood stove?






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 05-13-2007, 17:23 Post: 142054
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We've got a couple of fireplaces that were going full blast, but they just can't keep up given the size of the house. They're fairly efficient for fireplaces but not as efficient as a modern woodstove. We looked at outside wood burning stoves but they smoke too much.






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 05-14-2007, 00:01 Post: 142062
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I have an old Earth Stove fireplace insert. It puts my 100,000+ BTU forced air system in the back seat.

I have a big house too, 3300 sq. ft. and huge two story vaulted ceilings, so there is a lot of volume to heat.

You might look into a one or a couple of similar units. It has got to be cheaper to buy and operate than a 40 KW generator.

You will still need a KW or so to run the fans, but you could no doubt work that into the job list for your present generator.






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 05-14-2007, 09:29 Post: 142074
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Mark, you really get 100k BTUs out of your woodstove? Wow. We rented a 2500 sf house that had one. It put out so much heat you couldn't stay in the same room, but even with the A/C fan on the nether regions of the house stayed cool. A lot of that is airflow though.

When we built this house we went with Heatilator manufactured fireplaces. They have doors, blowers, and bring combustion air in from outside but they don't put out nearly the amount of heat the woodstove did. After our fireplaces were in place a bunch of river rock was installed on the hearth and walls around the fireplaces. I'm very reluctant to rip all that out but I'll stop by a woodstove place to see what they might be able to do. Thanks for the suggestion.






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