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    Hey Josh, yeah it is getting awfully big now that I have increased my misting time on. It was a one of the bigger plants at Tony's about 4-5 inches across. Now that latest pitcher in the photograph could fit any of the other pitchers on the plant in it! N. diatas is a neat plant. Mine is unique with the coloring. It should be a beaut when it grows up!

    Yes, my heating system is fixed....the problem was extremely poor fuel quality. And I mean BAD paint chips, dirt, water, you name it it's in it! So I washed the tank out till the kerosene ran cyrstal clear. Next I called agway for a delivery date....um 280 someodd gallons basically 300 gallons cost me about $380 with the additional heater upgrade about $70. So it was an expensive BUT necessary asset! I'd rather spend that than spend +$2000 for a new collection of Nepenthes! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]

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    Definately! After all the work you don't wanna back-track and start over (not even to mention the money).

    Will that 300 gallons last all winter season? Since I live in a condo I don't know anything about gas/oil heating.

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    The monitor type keresene heaters a extremely efficent even at the highest burner setting (around 48,000 BTU's) it only uses about 1 gallon of fuel per hour of run time. And it probably takes about 15-30 mintues to heat it up a good bit. I am hoping it lasts most of the winter. I think it will, I plan on heating the gh anywhere in between 60-70F

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    I didn't realize that heaters needed so much fuel!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] Anyways, nice pics again, those are some great plants!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif[/img]
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    Well the heater doesn't need that much it's to last me the winter. Like I said it is quite efficent, about 90% to be precise.

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    Is there any chance of carbon monoxide poisoning using the gas heaters? I know you probably won't be in the GH long enough to affect you but how about the plants? I've seen a few orchid growing specials on TV where people are moving towards electric heaters saying they're safer for the plants and cleaner maintenance. But the electric heaters looks like it would be way more expensive to keep them running.
    Other than refinement methods is there any difference between gas and oil heaters? Looking at greenhouse kits they always offer a choice of oil or gas heater. Is gas more efficient than oil?

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    You guys have some great looking plants [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] . Hay spec, how much time did it take for it to get that size from the day you bought it? The one I just got is about 7" in diameter, and I'm hoping it will grow relatively quickly.

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    Josh, no mine is a direct vent heater. I can get you a pic of the whole do-hicky. What it does is draw air frm the outside via a combustion fan for ignition, then pumps kerosene via a small pump to the burner mat where a spark ignites the whole deal then the flame is controlled but how hot it can get but the pumps flow of fuel to the burner. All the exhaust is vented outside and everyone is safe. I belive natural gas heaters are quite efficent but more expensive to run. Electric is not probable unless you are a billonaire. We used a small space heater that kept the gh at about 45-50 in "the inccident" and the electric bill was 75$ while our house bill is around 80 to 90. Yikes! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img] But lke I said I PRAY that the heater will work...........

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