Important Safety Information This heater is designed for use in a free standing greenhouse only. Use anywhere other than a greenhouse could result in carbon monoxide poisoning or death. Also, this greenhouse heater needs fresh outside air ventilation to run properly. Requires no electricity! The
This heater is designed for use in a free standing greenhouse only. Use anywhere other than a greenhouse could result in carbon monoxide poisoning or death. Also, this greenhouse heater needs fresh outside air ventilation to run properly.
Requires no electricity! The Model C-1 Unit Heater is an open flame heater that does not need to be vented. Although it does require a fresh or combustible air intake form the outside of the greenhouse. The C-1 is round in design - 12.5 inches in diameter and 22 inches tall, constructed of non-rusting mill polished aluminum shell supporting a stainless steel burner rated at 20,000 B.T.U. In areas where there is heavy snowfall, it is necessary to arrange to keep the ends of the air intake pipe open. This can be accomplished by tilting something over the outside opening while the snow is falling.
A 2" to 3" PVC air intake pipe should be installed as the figure shows. The outside elbow should be turn down to keep out water and screened to keep out rodents. Intake pipe can be offset to one side. It does not have to be in center of heater. The pipe extending outside must be no more than 12" from inside floor grade, and should stop about three inches from the heater, and about four inches up from the floor.
Single Stage Thermostat - Southern Burner heaters are equipped with millivolt controls and wall mounted thermostat that require no electricity for operation. Two styles are available: The first being a Single Stage Thermostat that has a temperature range of 35 to 75 degrees. When you select a temperature setting the heater will cycle on and off at this setting. Regardless of the time of day or night.
Set Back Thermostat - The Second Style is a Day and Night Set-Back Thermostat. This gives you the capability of two separate temperatures, one for day and one for night. The thermostat has an adjustable clock that you can choose from 15 minute intervals to set the temperature change from day to night settings. The clock is powered by an "AA" Alkaline battery still giving you the convenience of no electricity. Temperature range is from 45 to 90 degrees. Mounting of the thermostat can be up to 25 feet from the heater and should be shielded form direct sunlight or water.
Safety - All controls have a 100% safety cut-off feature. If the pilot flame should go out for any reason, the millivolt control would shut off all gas to the heater. Pilot flame would have to be re-established before heater would operate.
Natural and L.P. Gas - Southern Burner heaters are designed to operate under the side benches, installed flush with the front edge of the growing bench or at the end of the isle. Heaters are available for natural or L.P. gas. Heaters on L.P. gas must have a regulator on L.P. tank.
Heating Capacity - In Northern states, it is suggested that one unit be placed for every 150 to 175 square feet of floor space in a conventional greenhouse. In Central states, place on unit heater to every 200 square feet of floor space. In the Southern states, we allow as much as 225 square feet to one unit.
Proper Ventilation - Do not over look the necessity of providing a way for fresh air to enter the greenhouse. This is a "must" and should not be eliminated. Illustrations show the proper way to install the air intake pipe for the model (C-1) and the model (A-1). A slight top ventilation is also necessary in the greenhouse to provide for circulation and exhaust. In case of heavy snows, take care not to let the vent pipe get buried as the heaters need oxygen to burn properly.
Great heater! keeps it where I set it at 50 F with it being 15 F outside and without insulation.
Excellent little greenhouse heater.
So far, so good.
This will be our first year heating our greenhouse. This heater was the only one I could find that didn't need electricity. We had a qualified gas guy do the installation (didn't want to blow everything up). I had a hard time finding a regulator and hose that is compatible. Suggest that you offer that as an accessory. So far it is doing its keeping things above freezing.
non-vented greenhouse heater
Have been using it for over 12 years and i am very happy with it. my only problem has been with the pilot light switch getting stuck after several years use.
Not my choice
Lots of good features, but not enough safety features. Pilot light must remain lit all the time. I sent it back.
cute little heater
The heater is working great. It functions just like a little furnace. Can't wait to see how it performs with -20* degree wind chills and blowing snow this January.