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Postby hummingbird » Apr 03, 2007 9:30 am

Will a Kerosene heater be ok to use in a greenhouse ? Will the fumes cause any problems for the plants?
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Postby kHT » Apr 03, 2007 9:56 am

I sure wouldn't use one with my breathing problems!
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Postby hummingbird » Apr 03, 2007 10:05 am

Hi Karma, nope don't blame ya either. I'd only be using this for a few hours in the evening for the next month, just to keep the temps above freezing. I'm just concerned that the fumes may harm the plants, I just don't know. :-?
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Postby viktoria » Apr 03, 2007 2:16 pm

Freezing would harm the plants, too, Rachel!

I do not use a kerosene heater for the same reason KHT does not. I do know, however, that they are used in greenhouses.
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Postby kHT » Apr 03, 2007 9:27 pm

hummingbird, ya can't find a small portable heater or even a sand bed with a heat coil?
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Postby hummingbird » Apr 07, 2007 11:49 am

Thanks for the responses folks. We used the kerosene heater for the first night, it did real well, and Steve went out hunting for a portable electric heater to use instead...hard time to find one this time of year, but he did (WTG). So now that's doing the job during these crazy cold dipping temps. Good thing cuz the plants would have been frozen without hesitation.
I was digging up the plants from the beds as they were waking up and putting them in the greenhouse, for just this reason...Ma Nature never claimed to play fair :???: .
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Postby MollyD » Apr 28, 2007 7:34 pm

hummingbird,

kerosene heater doesn't harm the plants. In fact they like the CO2 it releases. We are a different matter. Our lungs don't deal as well with kero in a small closed environment for long periods of time.
I've used one in an emergency but in general I prefer my blue flame heater.

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