GH Heating Installed

jtightNovember 13, 2013

Got the heating installed this morning. It is all home-made but it seems to be working.

Overall heating is:
1. 100ft of solid heating cables
2. 2-1500w quartz heaters

Soil therms showed 58-62 for last night (low 31 w/ winds of 10-15mph). Hopefully the new heaters in connection w/ the soil therms I can look to keep overall internal temp ~50-60 for both unground (roots) a/ above ground (plants).

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jtight

another pic

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:08AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

looks good. Do you have thermostatic controls ?

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 3:49PM
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jtight

Not at this time. This is something that I am testing to see if it works good. Thinking next year I will move from a cold frame GH into a glass structure hot house.

I fill like I stand a chance keeping these alive based on historical temps a/ w/ the addition of these (running @ 750 watts) coupled w/ the soil heating cables.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 6:22PM
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CanadianLori(6a Oakville)

I'm envious. Our electrical rates are sky high so I had to go with the natural gas route - of course this too might be high - guess I'll find out when the bill comes in...

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 2:53PM
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Jeff_H

Very cool. I wouldn't want the electric bill, but very cool nevertheless.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 3:33PM
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jtight

We shall see what the power company says. :)

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 3:37PM
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