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Is there any type of heater I can put in my grown room if needed that is safe to leave up there alone? Wife flipped out when I went an bought a little ceramic heater. She said it was unsafe and would burn house down. It had alot of safety feature including tip over shutoff. Once I have the room fully insulated (all walls ceiling and floors) will having the furnace ducted into there work or will it still be cold? I figured it would at least help some and with the lights on it should be ok.I am making sure to keep the room vents open all across the top. The other half of the area up there will eventually be a man cave type of room. Here is a pic of the shape from the front

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This is half of the inside. sorry photobucket keeps rotating it. It must have been the way I held the camera LOL

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try to route a duct to the grow room. You bascially only need the heat during lights out. i find that ducting ANY heat into the grow room during lights on - is just too warm. Then I found that a taped over duct, bleeding just a little heat during lights out - was good enough to keep it between 63 to 67 degrees.

 

Work on air flow instead, fans for oscillating and moving air in/out of the room. Line the room with plastics, it keeps the smell contained, humidity controlled.

 

If this is an Attic, your problem can be too hot during the summer months.

 

DN

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i should add, once insulated (be sure your allowing for proper air flow also, the correct air flow is important to the insulation factor and rating) you should be able to keep it warm with a duct from the furnace.

 

another ?, is the floor over a room, or the garage? is it insulated?

say your room is over the garage, and it is heated. the floor will be fine, but if the garage is un heated, you should put some insulation under the floor area, as you dont want the floor getting too cold, thus keeping your buckets too cold.

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those oil filled units are pretty nice too. i forgot about those, pretty inexpensive and availabe at pretty much any hardward store/kmar ect.. takes them a bit to heat up, but once hot, they maintain pretty well...

the eden pure are large inferred heaters and there are large ceramic blocks in them that retain the heat. also pretty decent and pretty effecient.

 

i think they are rated for a a few hundred square foot in most cases.

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Thanks guys, and Timmahh I am gonna insulate the floor because it is above garage and garage it unheated at this time. I am gonna start insluating the garage today at little at a time. My biggest concern is safety for the heaters. Need to be able to convince the wife that a heater will be safe up there unattended.

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Hey restorium just a heads up on that heater, I had one of those, my daughter had her clothes on the floor over top of the cord and her clothes caught on fire while she was sleeping, luckily she woke right up got me and we took the fire extinguisher to it.

Thanks. The cord is a good way to check if you have a problem with your wiring.

Like with any electric heater, you have to make sure your supply electric is safe for a heater. If your cord gets hot unplug it. That usually means you overloaded the circuit or you have a bad connection.

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do not buy an eden pur, i bought one for the house the biggest that they make, what a waste of money, for 40 bucks you can get an electic oil heater that will heat that room just fine, the eden pure puts out the same exact amount of heat, but they also take humidity from the air, either get a small propane heater or a small oil heater, with a digital thermostat!!!! save your money for enviorment controllers or something else, you'll definatly want a a/c for summer up in the attic. i used electric heaters last winter and whoa what an expensive elec. bill!!!!!!!!

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I also had a room over my garage that i started out in. I bought a small ceramic heater from meijers for about $15-20 bucks. It has an adjustable thermostat on it. You cant set a specific temp but you can set it during lights off to a temp that is warm enough to keep your ladies happy. When the light kicks on, and the temp goes up, the heater automatically shuts off. When the light goes off, and the temp comes back down to the point you set it at, the heater will come back on. I used 1/2 inch reflective Celotex in front of R-36 rolled insulation up there and most of the time i went up there it was warm and the heater was off. Hope this helps, Medcnman.

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do not buy an eden pur, i bought one for the house the biggest that they make, what a waste of money, for 40 bucks you can get an electic oil heater that will heat that room just fine, the eden pure puts out the same exact amount of heat, but they also take humidity from the air, either get a small propane heater or a small oil heater, with a digital thermostat!!!! save your money for enviorment controllers or something else, you'll definatly want a a/c for summer up in the attic. i used electric heaters last winter and whoa what an expensive elec. bill!!!!!!!!

Be very careful running propane or oil heaters. You want Carbon Dioxide (C02), not Carbon Monoxide (death). Medcnman.
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