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  • [Temp-General] Need to keep warm

    Hello, I'm a new owner & loving my new addition. I have a ? related to heating. Recently I have been having power outages & having to figure out in a pinch how to keep my little one warm, I have put him/her in my vehicle & turn the heater on. I kept a close watch on the temp while the power was off, needless to say this is not what I want to do often. So.. What do any of you use as a backup to keep your babies warm? Any help, tips or ideas are appriciated. Thank you Darrell

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    I use a generator for my snake room incase of power outages

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    • #3
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      the best way to go is a generator....now if you live in an apartment...get some heat packs...like the ones they use to ship them to you

      how long do the outages last

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      • #4
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        You can also get emergency power backups like these

        http://www.backup-power.ca/powerpacks.html

        The best one for this application is the 1500 model IMO, but the 600 watt could be okay for small applications example just running a few heat pads for a bit. No gas almost silent and portable. There are also larger units available for more and I think you might have some luck finding these on kijiji or ebay or something like that.

        Mat.

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        • #5
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          A generator is not a bad thing to have just in general to be honest.

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          • #6
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            Well in the winter things can get pretty cold so I connected my girl to the UPS I use for my PC. As long as the PC is off (which is more often then not) I should get about 1-2 hours of run time depending on the condition of the battery.

            I am a geek and so power failure is always something I prepare for... even if it never happens.
            Just my two cents.

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            • #7
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              Everybody already stole my thunder. I have a house alarm that is set to notify me if it loses power via it's own cell phone. If it loses power then that means my entire place did. i have a generator that I can run 3 or 4 space heaters off of. That' provides plenty of heat for me. You could also maybe look into a coal burner or something of that nature that may be cheaper. I don't know about the fumes and such though so don't take my advice to heart on that one. Kerosine heater maybe?

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              • #8
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                Thanks everyone, looks like I'll be going to the store real soon. I want to ask another ?, can you use a deep cycle battery hooked to a converter DC/AC like the ones for a car to run a heat lamp for short periods or would this not be wise? I already have the batteries from my boat. Thanks again for all your help Darrell

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