Best location for greenhouse heater

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Blairs

Best location for greenhouse heater

Post by Blairs » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:24 pm

Where is the best place for a greenhouse heater? Seems simple but do you put it on the floor, hanging, near apex? icon_scratch

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Re: Best location for greenhouse heater

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:51 pm

On the floor so the heat rises I guess? I've seen some high up which keeps them out of the way but not sure it's the best place for one.

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Re: Best location for greenhouse heater

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:00 pm

Floor, and one end or corner with the fan blowing across the floor. I have an air circulation fan on all the time blowing through the heater which improves the thermostatic control, helps distribute the heat, and stops stagnant air/fungal buildup. :wink:
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Re: Best location for greenhouse heater

Post by Blairs » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:01 pm

Thanks guys. I asked as I also saw a fan heater at the roof line of a greenhouse and was not sure if it was for the plants or people.

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Re: Best location for greenhouse heater

Post by Conifers » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:06 pm

In a greenhouse. :lol:

Yep, agree with on the floor.

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Re: Best location for greenhouse heater

Post by Clive60 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:26 pm

Same here, corner and floor standing.

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Re: Best location for greenhouse heater

Post by GREVILLE » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:23 pm

My old faithful EWT fan heater passed away last week after many years of service and it spent it's entire life on the floor of one end of the greenhouse cutting in at 3c and turning off at 5c. Occasionally the fan would be run without heat.

An oscillating model will shortly be taking its place. For the current chilly nights an oil filled radiator is standing in with a continuous 300 watt electric fan on the go while the most tender items stay on various provisions of gentle bottom heat.

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Re: Best location for greenhouse heater

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:33 pm

Just put my parasene thermostatic fan heater on. I always put it near the front (back is near to the house brick wall) and on the floor. Its a rotating heater so provides superb air circulation.
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