Moscow_Wolf wrote:karenm wrote:Moscow_Wolf wrote:brianj42 wrote:rodz wrote: when your not at home or at night when you dont need the fire its not alight (same as a gas boiler.
Expanding on this bit as its not as clear cut as it sounds.
Inexpensive pellet boilers do go off at night as far as the full heating, but they still keep feeding the furnace with pellets just not as regular as when its going. This is so the fire in the furnace does not go out. This is also beneficial in cold regions as it keeps the water in the central heating system in an "above freezing" temperature.
"Most" inexpensive boilers are not self igniting so if they do actually go out then you have to relight them manually.
There are other boilers which are more expensive where they are self igniting and therefore they can go off at night and swich themselves back on in the morning.
Yourself and Rodz have me thinking now. What are the best known named Pellet Boilers, where and who makes them? What are their rough prices?
Someone else spoke about Electric Power cuts and this concerns me as my current system relies on Electricity for the pumps to circulate the hot water for the under-floor heating, boiler etc. Although, I do have a UPS backed up by a 12 v battery it does not run everything and I got a very nasty and hot steaming shock one night when the fire was roaring and the electricity went off. My temperature gauge went up from its maximum recommended temperature of 80 deg to a 100 and a pipe simply split from the pressure.
My heating engineer tells me I can't have a UPS on this side of the system and hence now, I only light my fire in the evenings (usually EVN cuts occur during the daytime unless extreme weather or a theft of cables). I don't usually have the water temperature from the fire more than about 60 deg, but there again, it hasn't been that cold - yet.
So, would the pellet boiler rely on electricity to circulate the hot water it heats or, would it shut itself down? I really ought to buy a good book on heating systems and read up as this system I have confuses me. My boiler room/house looks like an old submarine as there are that many dials, expansion tanks and the 300 litre water boiler etc.
Moscow 'Confused.com' Wolf.
I wouild have thought that is exactly what your UPS should be doing, I have a 150 amp hour battery UPS system which will give about 10 hours I think pumping the hot water around
If your pump is not currently supported the UPS I have is a simple feed to ther pump and two connectors for the basttery
You'd need to talk to my Bulgarian Heating Engineer who's English is as limited as my knowledge of how all of the system works hence, I need to source a good Heating Systems for Dummies type book. I believe that the UPS works on the solar side of my system, but when I asked if I could have another one for the wood burning side of the system, he said I couldn't but either he couldn't explain why or, I was too thick to understand.
Will get to the bottom of it eventually, but you know how it is when you're building stuff, loads of things to occupy your mind until, something goes wrong and then start to wonder why!
it may be the way thats been configured or the capacity
a seperate one will set you back 300 lev plus say 120 lev for your battery and simply feed the pump with that
tip...when he comes go onto 'google translate'