Originally Posted by furrywall11
Wow, that's beautiful bro. I'd really like to do something like that this at some point. The best of both worlds. I did a 1420 square foot greenhouse that was packed so tight that we were almost always getting brushed by branches and we managed to get 1/oz per square foot which is I guess the benchmark when you're doing just natural light.
I guess the gavitas will take care of the temps during the on period but have you done any calculations on how much it will cost per day to heat the greenhouse during the off period? I bought a couple modine hawtdags and they go through a heck of a lot of fuel. Any concerns about soil temps? Are your lights run off of the grid or a diesel generator?
Anyways, just beautiful man.....btw, I grew that Allen Wrench and I dug it. Looked just like indoor and had a very unique nose. It was the only strain in the garden that threw out some
nanners though so, might want to give it a look through now and again.
Gavitas still dont get it hot enough to dodge the dew point.
THe heater can use up to 2.87 GPH when running at full capacity which is 400,000BTU.. With a 42 gallon tank and this cold snap, it is drinking a tank+ a day. Multiply that by 1.50 a gallon for off road (red)diesel when you buy 1,000 gallons or more. I have a 2000gallon diesel tank ..it helps....
Thanks for the heads up on the Allen Wrench
(Diesel x Trainwreck). When I used run the diesel back in 08-09 it would always throw nanners around week 5-6, I hate that shit. Damn that makes me a bit uneasy to think that Ive got 6 lights of Allen wrench right in the middle of the GH...heh
Fingers crossed I wont be hunting in the bush, pinching nanners!
Yea its really is the best of both worlds. With the tarp off I get nice winter blue x the gavita, the plants are blowing up.. Soil temps are steady 68-72F. I blast the heat and keep it at 80f+ during lights on. With 70 yards of soil I can turn the heater down to 65 at night and even if I run out of fuel before morning the GH stays a steady 50F. Lots of soil pays off heavy with reduced work load and heating costs.
Thanks for stopping by,