Heating Greenhouse

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Old 01-30-05, 10:37 PM
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Heating Greenhouse

I have a greenhouse 9' by 20' and is 13 feet high sloping to 9 feet. Its a lean to style on my shop. I live in Northern BC Canada and need to heat it from about end of Feb to June. I'm thinking water heated floor. I need info about this system and a Canadian supplier if anyone knows about such things. Can't seem to find much on the net. The few I did find will not answer me. Buggers!

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Old 02-20-05, 05:12 PM
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Water heated floor = hydronic radiant floor heating. CMHC page here. Also search "hydronic".

It's a good plan. Why don't you install this yourself? If you can work with pex or copper pipe, and pour cement, you can do the slab. For this greenhouse I would just lay foam insulation directly on the ground (above rain runoff), then a pipe and concrete wire sandwich on that, then pour. Then the circulating & heating units could be installed professionally or you might cobble something together with small electric water heater (operating at low pressure) and pump on thermostat.
 

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Old 04-01-05, 04:44 PM
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hydronics

Thanks man


Thanks for the info--hydronics was the key word I was missing.

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Old 04-26-05, 06:26 AM
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http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/HLA/G...ol_12_no_9.htm

The above has pictures toward bottom of article. I do not have but can tell you where to get a small pump that will circulate water through your complete water system for instant hot water.

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Old 04-26-05, 06:51 AM
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You know unvented gas heaters are used the most. sure make the plants green. Will code let you do it up there.

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