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sugarraybaz

2 ft hylite tubular greenhouse heater v small oil rad

ive found out about these tubular heaters for frost protection.

my grow area is very small and i currently keep the cold away with a small-ish oil radiator on a plug-thermostat that i can set to keep my lights off temperature around a stable 18c..and i dont have to worry about the cold at all.

im wondering will this much smaller tubular gizmo do the same job ?

it says it has "a heat sensitive cut out to maximise safety levels" ...but i would imagine that refers to electrical burn out/overheating type of thing rather than say it turning off maybe at 10c or something?

am i right?

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anybody?

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They are usually low wattage, say 50w or so. Just to stop frost forming. Does yours say the wattage?

I think its unlikely to be able to match a radiator, but is better than nothing.

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keep the oil rad id say,.. :yinyang:

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theyre not bad depending on grow location, just enough heat to stop frost forming but theyre no where as good as an oil rad.

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the 2 foot one is 80w if i remember correctly

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the 2ft ones that i've got are 40w.

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the 2ft ones that i've got are 40w.

wassup hogger.

what kind of area are you heating,and what kind of temps do you get?

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