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greenhouse heater
« on: February 09, 2010, 14:52 »
hi i am after a bit of help i just purchest a parafin greenhouse heater an thought i would try it out but it keeps filling the greenhouse full of smoke just wondering if thay all do this and if its eny good for the plants i followed the instructions for use not that there is meny fill up and light thats basicly it so eny advice would be apretiated thanks :( :(

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Re: greenhouse heater
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 14:57 »
Sounds as though you have too much wick wound out.

Trim it, wind it in and make sure it only burns with a blue flame. Any yellow will produce soot.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

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Re: greenhouse heater
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010, 15:35 »
at the risk of hijacking the thread... I was thinking about greenhouse heating the other day, as we have a 12' ghouse on the plot and without electricity that just leaves paraffin (unless you go along the solar heating method used on the Dick Strawbridge programme http://www.reuk.co.uk/Solar-Greenhouse-Heat-Sink.htm ) . Has anyone ever made a paraffin heater that sits outside the g'house (so avoiding the smoke and condensation problems) and then heats a radiator in the g'house?

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Re: greenhouse heater
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010, 15:37 »
thanks DD it only has a little wick showing and its burning yellow all the time i wound it right in as i am tight and want it to last longer

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Re: greenhouse heater
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 11:13 »
This thread is getting on my wick.   ;) Soory im at work covering the office again  :wacko:
Thanks
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