reply to ropeguru
Re: Boiler heating pipes and extended power outage.
said by ropeguru:year round . A few rooms can be heated by the gas stove / portable propane heater(s). Some rooms would be closed off .
Is this a get away location or where you live year round?
The question above will determine what is proposed.
You mentioned a gas stove, is that propane or natural. Personally, with the small current draw of the boiler and circulator pump, I would get a generator that can handle the load to run just the heat and maybe a few lights.
I would be very leery of using a gas stove or propane heaters in an enclosed space such as a house for primary heat. Too much of a chance for carbon monoxide poisoning if something goes wrong, not to mention fire.
reply to norbert26
said by norbert26:Well, I googled a bit and there aren't real solutions to your problem, only PREVENTION tricks for short power outages, or just general usage.
year round . A few rooms can be heated by the gas stove / portable propane heater(s). Some rooms would be closed off .
However when I googled about draining those systems, it seems to be a yearly maintenance thing, so I guess doing that would prevent the pipes to freeze.
Next time, get a generator to hook up to your panel and you'll have a lot more comfort