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Steam during power outage
I was thinking about power outages and steam heat. Our steam systems (well at least natural gas...not sure about oil) require ALMOST no power at all to provide beautiful heat during a power outage. But there's no easy way to get temporary power to the controls to benefit from this huge huge advantage.
Does anyone wire their system using a plug, or a switchover to a small generator that could easily provide the power to run the controls? It can't be more than 100 watts to drive the gas valve, auto-damper, etc.
I suppose code would frown on a plug haha
1 pipe Utica 112 in Cedar Grove, NJ, 1913 coal > oil > NG