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Old 10-04-2017, 08:52 AM
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Worse come to worst, drag your gas grill into the GH and crank her up. It may not have the BTUs to keep it toasty, but it won't let it freeze.

After one heater failure, and one missed propane delivery, I purchased a propane "radiant heater" and a couple of extra tanks.

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Worse come to worst, drag your gas grill into the GH and crank her up. It may not have the BTUs to keep it toasty, but it won't let it freeze.

After one heater failure, and one missed propane delivery, I purchased a propane "radiant heater" and a couple of extra tanks.
Good idea.
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Worse come to worst, drag your gas grill into the GH and crank her up. It may not have the BTUs to keep it toasty, but it won't let it freeze.

After one heater failure, and one missed propane delivery, I purchased a propane "radiant heater" and a couple of extra tanks.

Is it better to use propane or kerosene as a back up heat source?

---------- Post added at 07:40 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:34 PM ----------

I went all last winter without an alarm, but I don't want to go through that again. It's just not worth loosing everything and I only had about 50 orchids last winter.

Thanks for all of the suggestions.
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Is it better to use propane or kerosene as a back up heat source?
Neither is particularly good for the plants, so I'd go with whichever is more convenient for you, and ONLY use it s backup.
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We put an electric Milkhouse heater on a chicken coop timer. When the temp drops below 40f the time and heater kick on.
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Similar to Ray's suggestion but wothout the annual fee.
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