Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by Tina » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:32 am

There's a deal with the greenhouse poeple atm, https://www.greenhousepeople.co.uk/prod ... an-heater/
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by Herts Mike » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:45 am

And I've just bought that Tina but not at that price! I paid £90 odd a week ago!
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by FaeLLe » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:38 pm

Tina wrote:There's a deal with the greenhouse poeple atm, https://www.greenhousepeople.co.uk/prod ... an-heater/
Is there a way to get this working with a digital termostat? The manual setting seems good but I would prefer precise control of temperature.

Also would appreciate insights shared around creating a hotspot, what would that entail and how can I do that?
Some of my caudex plants are 20 cm wide and 5 cm tall and others are 15 cm wide and 30 cm tall....
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by ragamala » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:04 pm

Sure an external digital thermostat can be used to control accurately the Simplicity heater. BUT not that Inkbird, which is brilliant (I have one) but it only has a 10 amp rating which is fine for a 2kw heater but NOT a 3kw.

This would do the job

http://www.greenhousepeople.co.uk/produ ... at-thermo/
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by Tina » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:23 pm

I've just bought that Tina but not at that price! I paid £90 odd a week ago!
can you call them & moan, send it back and do a new order if they won't price match.
I ordered this one as I used my emergency spare recently so always keep a new one for back up & for 3kw its a good price, tempted to order 2.
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by Herts Mike » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:33 pm

Done the moan already Tina.
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by ralphrmartin » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:27 pm

If you want a separate digital thermostat, look for a WillHi. I used one of those as a replacement on an older Parwin, and it worked well (search the forum for a discussion), despite its low price. The only thing to be careful of is to get the correct model WH7016M - a 240V one which can switch 30A. Note that these are not a plug and socket type, so you will need to wire it in, into a waterproof box, etc.
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by Herts Mike » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:16 am

Yes it's the thermostat that always goes on the Parwin.

And I got a refund on the new heater above without a quibble. Well done Greenhouse People!
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