generator/oil burner
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generator/oil burner (by Mark [NY]) Oct 17, 2010 1:54 PM
       generator/oil burner (by Reid [KS]) Oct 17, 2010 2:12 PM
       generator/oil burner (by AllyM [NJ]) Oct 17, 2010 5:37 PM

generator/oil burner (by Mark [NY]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2010 1:54 PM

Ok,..we once had an ice storm and village was out of power for days. Got pretty cold. Tenants had to move elsewhere but worried about pipes freezing, almost cold enough to but not quite.

Wondering about being able to hook up a generator to the oil burning and running it enough hours to get heat enough to stop damage. How hard is it to hook the generator to the burner motor? Is it just a matter of cutting into the burner electric feed? say shutting off the breaker of the burner to stop juice going that direction?

generator/oil burner (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2010 2:12 PM

It should be as easy as adding and extra circuit and breaker where power from a generator can go to the thermostat and Burner motor and a disconnect to isolate the Burner motor and Thermostat from the Grid so that you don't electrocute some poor lineman working on the outage down the block. --99.91.xx.xx

generator/oil burner (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2010 5:37 PM

Get an electrician to help you. If the tenant doesn't do certain things in order, your entire house wire could be overloaded and ruined.

I just got an automatic gas generator for a disabled tenant and got one for myself.

The tenant was going to just get a portable and that would have caused a huge danger to the tenant if they poured gas into a hot generator.

It's a big problem. Most things just plug into the side of the generator, but not the main heater.

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