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Old 09-02-11, 07:05 AM
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I'm moving a weil-mc clain boiler to a cabin we recently purchased, for some temporary heat when needed. My question is will a generator of 4000 watts handle it. The motor on the boiler says it draws 5.2 amps. 5.2x110= 520 watts or am I missing something???
 
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Old 09-02-11, 08:11 AM
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Your correct. There is a slight surge when the motor/pump starts though. 4000 watt gen is fine.

What else gets powered?

How are you getting power to stuff?

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I'm not sure. I'll have an electrican do it, because I don't mess with electric. I'll probably want to power a fridge and afew lights.
 
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To my thinking, boiler = water and if your cabin temp goes below freezing, = problems.

But maybe it uses antifreeze - what do I know.
 
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Yeah for a rustic cabin I like the wood stove idea.....

How will you fuel the boiler?

I guess you need water to fill the boiler also...

Dont sound like a good idea so far.

Tell us more about the cabin... Running water? Electric? Fuel?

Might be better treating it like a rv. 12 volt stuff and propane. A couple of batteries and some solar?????

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Yeah your right, this boiler thing ain't gonna fly. I guess I thought I could save some moola by using whats laying around. NOT. Thanx for the info
 
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