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Longview, TX

September 20, 2004
8:50 PM

Post #1058723

Just wondering what type of propane heater could be used for a small greenhouse? I am trying to build a new gh in the near future and wonder how to heat it. I only plan to heat it during bad weather only. Mostly I dont have much freezing weather. But if I do I dont want electric heat...we have ice storms once or twice a year. Any ideas?>
Nauvoo, AL
(Zone 7a)

September 20, 2004
10:37 PM

Post #1058856

It has to be a vented heater so the fumes go outside . it can be old type or newer type. newer type use less gas/propane

Willacoochee, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 21, 2004
4:36 PM

Post #1059802

Get an LB White, it doesn't require a ventpipe...

or if it's a real small greenhouse use a Radiant Heater... they're pretty efficient.

San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 21, 2004
4:49 PM

Post #1059818

Radiant Heater??? Does it require electricity??? I am not going to be having any to my new portable GH and was wondering how I should heat it. 6x10' and only on days that the weather is forcasted to be below freezing. That should be a dozen days max!

Willacoochee, GA
(Zone 8b)

September 21, 2004
11:37 PM

Post #1060455

radiant heaters are like those ones with the lil pads.
no electricity required, just a pilot light.
some types can be hooked up to a thermostat.

you can buy them around here for $200 new, or once in awhile find a few for $20 used of course but usable.
We heated our whole house one winter with 100 gallons of propane.

San Jose, CA
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2004
12:33 AM

Post #1060533

Thank you dp...I will look into it!
Longview, TX

September 24, 2004
8:06 PM

Post #1064338

thanks everyone

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