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Greenhouse heater

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Izabella Fri 20-Jan-17 12:33:26

May I pick the collective brains for inspiration. We have a 12 by 8 greenhouse unheated and no way of getting power to it. The budget is EXTREMELY tight. Is there anyway we can run a small heater off a car battery? Solar is too complicated and expensive. Any engineers out there?

janeainsworth Fri 20-Jan-17 12:37:18

MrA says no. A car battery lasts only 40 hours and the short answer in engineering terms is that it would be bu**ered very quickly.
He says you need a paraffin heater.

tanith Fri 20-Jan-17 12:40:53

I was going to say there are some small cheapish paraffin heaters on Amazon.

M0nica Fri 20-Jan-17 15:51:07

I think Machine Mart also think them.

Calor gas also do small greenhouse heaters

LadyGracie Fri 20-Jan-17 16:02:35

My DH has just put solar lighting in his shed, he says it was easy, but he's clever! I'm not sure how you'd run heating from it. He has a paraffin heater in the greenhouse, quite cheap to buy and run.

Izabella Sat 21-Jan-17 15:08:32

Thank you all. Things seem to have moved on and my construction engineer (OH) is currently looking at building a box nearer to the house with covers and soil warming cables. A case of watch this space perhaps.

gordino Mon 22-May-17 22:29:59

I am building a pit greenhouse, they keep the warmth in a bit during the winter.