Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by Tina » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:50 am

Greenhouse People!
have always been good when I have phoned them, they also have good clearance & specials, I stock up when there are bargains (tu) .
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by ragamala » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:10 am

The email communication is good too. I had a no quibble replacement when I did have a problem with one product.
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by FaeLLe » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:18 am

ralphrmartin wrote: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.
Looks like there is a plug type out there now but a wierd plug type? - https://www.amazon.co.uk/WILLHI-WH1436A ... B00V4TJR00
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by ragamala » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:50 am

FaeLLe wrote:
Looks like there is a plug type out there now but a wierd plug type? - https://www.amazon.co.uk/WILLHI-WH1436A ... B00V4TJR00
US socket, and plug, but more importantly won,t handle a 3kw load, I,m afraid. So thumbs down
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by BryanW » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:22 pm

Heres a 3 pin plug thermostat at a reasonable price & it states is 'Suitable for heaters up to 3600w'

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ThermoGuard-Th ... HVF0053ADK
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by ragamala » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:28 pm

BryanW wrote:Heres a 3 pin plug thermostat at a reasonable price & it states is 'Suitable for heaters up to 3600w'
It's a potential snag of this type that the temperature is measured at device location, ie at the supply socket. This may not be at bench level where you really want temperature measured. Better perhaps to go for a cable sensor - the power supply cable for the thermostat (eg the Biogreen I mentioned earlier) will give added flexibility, plus you get IPX4 protection.


The one here on Amazon, reading the small print, has a minimum setting of 5 degrees, so might not suit everybody, eg if you are just looking for frost protection.

My suggestion, coming back to the OP, would be to go for the heater first, which will come with a built-in thermostat, and use this together with a cheap max/min digitàl thermometer first to see if the built-in thermostat is adequate before going to the further expense of a decent digital thermostat.
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by BryanW » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:40 pm

I see your point ragamala (tu)
Since that post I have noticed one that has heating/cooling settings (on the same page) with a probe attachment and a slightly higher handling capacity of 3250w it's a timer thermostat.
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by Tina » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:46 pm

The thermostat I use is this one, I stocked up last year when they were on special, it's worth registering to get the announcements & see whats on special or clearance. They do next day delivery so for an emergency are ideal.
https://www.greenhousepeople.co.uk/prod ... at-thermo/
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Post by BryanW » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:51 pm

Thats much more sensible for a greenhouse than my low cost offerings :lol:
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