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    would using a NiPCo to heat a greenhouse work? or would it put off too much fumes/sot. to use? I would use diesel in it.

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    thanks for you imput

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    Not sure what type of heater that is. Do you have more information on that heater? I think you could vent the exhaust out you will be ok.
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    well..its spelled Knipco. sry bout the spelling. the only way i can think to describe it is it kinda looks like a turbo engine on planes. it uses diesel or kerosene. u just plug it in and well..it lights up sucking air from one end and shooting heat out the other. we use it to heat up tractors and other vehicles that wont start and it is used in animal barns.

    well heres a pic..its not a knipco but knipco is jsut the brand

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    No way, fumes are a BIG no no. Only in emergency situations those should be used.

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    any advise as what to use..electric, propane?..

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    thanks for you imput

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    You would probably die (along with your plants) from the odorless gas Carbon monoxide if you tried to heat a greenhouse with one. Use a vented heater (nat gas/propane) or if a small greenhouse might get away with electric but can be $$$ depending on you electric rates.
    I saw someone that used a massive compost pile to generate heat (compost can be 160-180F) in Nebraska or North Dakota and pumped the heat into the greenhouse using a loop system. The guy grew oranges using that system. The smell might turn off neighbors if you live in an urban area though.

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    You could try a really big aquarium heater in a large vessel of water; that's how I warmed my terrarium for a while (now I use a seedling heat mat.)
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    We use a couple of these in our house:



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