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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Postby ragamala » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:59 pm

Tina wrote:The thermostat I use is this one, I stocked up last year when they were on special/


Yes I got one of those BioGreens a year ago, too. The special offers are worth waiting for - I paid £39.99 and today,s price is £69.99, a hefty difference. I,ve also got an Inkbird which has a better spec and more versatile, but it will only do 2kw.
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Postby ragamala » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:05 pm

The Biogreen thermo 2 is now on "clearance" offer at £49.99 until 14th
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Postby FaeLLe » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:56 pm

Thanks to everyone who shared their valuable inputs. I decided to drill the greenhouse onto the deck and get it going this way for a few years; I will monitor it closely for rot.

Decided to get this heater thanks to Tina and others - https://www.greenhousepeople.co.uk/prod ... an-heater/

How do I run the cable into the outdoor plugpoint? Through a crack in the glass?


Any suggestions on staging now as the ones I got with this greenhouse are rotten.
The staging on eBay are almost half the price compared to the ones on websites like Greenhouse people.... why so ?

It looks like this now,

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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Postby JaneO » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:11 pm

Hi,
It looks very professional. Good luck with your growing.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lacewing-Gre ... 0874796450

I bought the aluminium set of this which is very sturdy. Feed in greenhouse staging at ebay. They do lots of different heights and lengths. I recommend Lacewing. Fiddly to put together but solid when built.
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Postby Tina » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:45 pm

staging would have to be two wests, ask for there catalogue and then phone and ask for discount, normally works.
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Postby Tina » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:34 pm

drill thru the wooden decking then take cable up, you should use armoured cable.
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Postby FaeLLe » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:40 pm

Tina wrote:drill thru the wooden decking then take cable up, you should use armoured cable.


My plan was it will be armoured cabling till outside the greenhouse and I was thinking of putting an outdoor wall plug on there vertically on the wall behind the greenhouse. The intent was to then run the cable from the plug (outside the greenhouse) and keep the heater physically inside the greenhouse which would leave the cable exposed... presume that is not being suggested.
Example of the plug being considered - https://www.screwfix.com/p/bg-13a-2g-rc ... cket/91095

Should I just drill a hole on the floor of the deck,fix the plug above on the wooden surface and run the armoured cable through under the floor of the deck out till the power source? just trying to interpret your suggestion Tina :)

Thanks again folks for the compliments, I have been growing my plants indoor under 1000W grow lights all year round so this is really a dream come true!!!

Do I have to insulate it over winter? My Mrs would definitely not appreciate the bubble wrap... so happy to dish out for polycarbonate but not sure how that would work?
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Postby FaeLLe » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:02 pm

JaneO wrote:Hi,
It looks very professional. Good luck with your growing.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lacewing-Gre ... 0874796450

I bought the aluminium set of this which is very sturdy. Feed in greenhouse staging at ebay. They do lots of different heights and lengths. I recommend Lacewing. Fiddly to put together but solid when built.


Thank you JaneO :) The bloke just charged me £90 to assemble it and drove 23 miles to do it... I had to tip him extra!

I might consider silicone sealing the base etc, not sure what the guidance is on that?
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Postby JaneO » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:39 pm

Electrics is not my strong suit! Have you considered using an outdoor dry box? We have several in garden for pond connexions and are quite safe? Must be an electrician on the forum who could advise? You did really well with installation and cheap! Nice to know there are some honest souls out there. Progress continues...
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Re: Recommendations for a greenhouse electric heater please

Postby Tina » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:33 pm

I have proper fuse boxes in my greenhouses and always get Baz to seal the edges/join to base with mastic. I did have mice coming up thru the decking at my old greenhouse but no damage done just a shock when I went to empty the bin and a mouse popped out.
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