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Paraffin heater
« on: March 22, 2017, 20:39 »
With the lovely seasonal weather we are currently enjoying, I'm thinking of a paraffin heater for the greenhouse but I'm unsure.
Can anyone recommend a good starter heater and what normal running time would I expect from the heater as I can't get to the allotment every night



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Re: Paraffin heater
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 12:13 »
'Tis a shame your so far away, I have a couple, you could take your pick.  Although well used, I've never used them.

Cheers Tony. :)
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Re: Paraffin heater
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 12:01 »
I was given a superwarm 4 which was pretty good. It lifted the temp 1-2 deg at night (sometimes more). I was lighting it in the evening and distinguishing in the morning though. I'd be worried about leaving it on 24/7, may get far too hot in the daytime!
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Re: Paraffin heater
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2017, 22:19 »

I used two heaters for a number of years, the small local garage sold 20 lts of paraffin for 12, then it closed!

A local paint shop was the cheapest, 4 lts for 5.50 which was just about acceptable, then it closed!

The only place that then sold it was  Blooms GC, only 8.99 per 4 lts, so I stopped heating the greenhouse, after all it only a pleasant hobby!

Was in the GC over the bank holiday, the paraffin in now only 9.99 per 4 lts!
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