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norbert26
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join:2010-08-10
Warwick, RI
reply to ropeguru

Re: Boiler heating pipes and extended power outage.

said by ropeguru:

Is this a get away location or where you live year round?

The question above will determine what is proposed.

year round . A few rooms can be heated by the gas stove / portable propane heater(s). Some rooms would be closed off .


ropeguru
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join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
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.


alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
reply to norbert26
said by norbert26:

year round . A few rooms can be heated by the gas stove / portable propane heater(s). Some rooms would be closed off .

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.

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