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#1 Guest_Hettie_*

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:58 PM

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Fingers crossed all works a little better this year! Running out of plans! :-)

Paula x

#2 Guest_Freddy McGavin_*

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:15 AM

Hi Paula,
Looks like you've been very busy. Plenty of hard work there! The enclosures look like they're coming together nicely. Well done you. Keep up the good work!
Kind Regards

#3 Guest_mildredsmam_*

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:02 AM

paula thats brilliant you have been working hard fingers crossed it all works fine cause it looks great :)

#4 Guest_Ozric_*

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:14 PM

Looks great to me Paula! What bit of it didn't work well enough yet?

#5 Guest_Hettie_*

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

Thanks guys. :)

Lots of plans went wrong Oz. :wacko:

The shed is really well insulated with kingspan type insulation. Last summer even with the door closed to the greenhouse the temperature with one 60W bulb (for Twiglets seperate table on the shelf) would overheat the shed to around 36C+ If I opened the door it would get hotter despite having an automatic opening window in the greenhouse. The heat at the top of the apex in the greenhouse was boiling (temp not known! LOL)
Clay installed a fan, to blow the air out through a vent which helped, but it seemed mad heating the shed and cooling it too.

Last week he moved the electrics into the greenhouse, leaving the tubular heaters in the shed for background heat for this time of year. This is so that the little guys have somewhere to retreat to if the greenhouse gets too hot. He installed a big heater than would direct the heat towards the floor... but with a thermal imaging camera he uses for work he found that the heat got to knee hight and no lower. At torty height in the cold weather it just wasn't doing the job. He has cut a roof window into the plexiglass apex on an automatic vent, the heat rose opened the vent.. let the heat out... that wasn't reaching torty level!! Tis a bit of a game!
A new heater and control system has been ordered! Surely it doesn't need to be this complicated???

Paula x

#6 Guest_mildredsmam_*

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

hi paula hows things going with the outside housing have you got it all sorted now :wub:

#7 Guest_jay_*

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:38 PM

Hello Paula
look's like you have been working hard,enclosures are great,your torts are so lucky.

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