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Recommendations needed for a Paraffin Heater?

Hi, I have a 8x6 Greenhouse and wanted to know if anyone could recommend a suitable paraffin heater? Seen mixed reviews on what are supposed to the best buys! Having an electric heater isnt possible. Thanks Gary

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  • ColinAColinA Posts: 264
    Parrafin is very expensive at £7 for four liters it may be cheaper to use LPG or propane/butane
  • Also worth taking into account that paraffin heaters tend to create a humid atmosphere - not always helpful over winter.
    Perhaps some info on what you are intending to grow in the GH may help others to make suggestions/offer advice :)
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,173
    I used to have Valor paraffin heater in my parents greenhouse.
    The smell was awful, it didn't keep the frost at bay, the windows had a thick film of smoke deposits on them and there was condensation everywhere  - apart from that it was ok :)
    I agree propane/butane is a much better, safer and healthier idea
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  • Forester_PeteForester_Pete DevonPosts: 94
    I tried and failed to use a paraffin heater a few years ago. Same as Pete above even when tweaking the wick every hour in an evening it was recycled before the season ended.
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