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    Heating a detached greenhouse

    Hi guys, does anyone have any suggestions for heating a detached greenhouse (say, about 20 feet from the house?)

    Does anyone run an outdoor extension cord from the house to the greenhouse?! Just wanted to get some ideas...

    Thanks!
    Rob

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    I do run an extension cord from the house to the green house, but not for heating (well, there is a small supplement heater) but the main heater is a propane heater hooked to a 100lb tank. Do you know how much heating you need yet? If not, use this calculator and it will help you decide: http://www.littlegreenhouse.com/heat-calc.shtml

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    You can use an extension cord, but make sure it is a heavy duty one rated to handle at least 1500 watts. Most 120 volt heaters max at 1500 watts. If you go over i believe you will need 240 volt.
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    thanks guys!

    i probably wont need much of a heater because my area in winter RARELY gets to even freezing. i just tried the calc out -- i think i tried it out,

    12289 btu, 12.05cu feet nat gas, 3600 watter per hour. im going to build some heat sinks by using old 55 gallon aquariums painted black on 3 sides, and leaving the face open and have some aquatics in there... lets see how it works!

    i think im going to have a fireplace in the greenhouse while roasting marshmallows and making smores. LOL!!

    oh im going to start assembling the greenhouse tomorrow. I CANT WAIT!!!! WOHOOO!!!!!

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    What type/size greenhouse do you have?



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    Hi Jerry!

    Rion 8 x 12, i start assembly --- well at least soil leveling -- saturday!!

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    Are you going to photo document it and keep us posted on the progress?

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    Yeah, take pictures as you go. It is really cool to watch!! Here is the one I did: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=100462

    It really doesn't take that long to stand back and take a picture. Especially if you have someone helping but you're doing most the work.... they can take the pictures (that was my case hahahahha)
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