Saturday, December 16, 2006

Power's back

Whew, powers back on. I do hope that all the hundreds of thousands of people are able to get power back soon. It was starting to get bad in terms of our lack of cloth diapers and the fact that the house was ice, ice cold. But Miranda and Michelle spent last night in a hotel and I stayed home to make sure everything came on ok. Of course nothing came on....

I think one of the first orders of business for the spring is to start a better plan of action for when these types of events occur. Even at 50 degrees, it was just too cold in the house.

I also took the time to learn how to start the pellet stove. Unfortunately the thing needs power to run the blower and the auger bit to feed the stove. Oh well.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

andy sez:

When we had a pellet stove in Midland we were always discussing installing a hookup so that the blower could run off a marine battery for a while... then we moved. My dad has done that at their place on their corn burner. Apparently all the parts were available at the farm supply store.

Reverend0 said...

How long will it run on marine battery?

Amanda said...

What's a marine battery?

Though I should probably just look it up myself....

Anonymous said...

andy sez:

I think it depends on how you wire it in, but it should run a day or so if youdo it properly. Owning a few batteries could keep you in heat for quite some time.

A marine battery is like a car battery, but for boats... more rugged.