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We are finally getting back to my greenhouse.  We are putting the heating system in.  This is the modified pellet stove/water heater.  We are working on a design to manufacture our own, but this was a great deal faster to test the idea.  The pellet stove will heat the air and through a hydronic raidiant heating system will heat the fish tanks as well.  No water that is in the heating system comes in contact with the AP water.  The heat simply radiates from the poly coil that will be in the tanks.

We almost have all the components for the back up power as well.  We still have to acquire the battery bank and inverter and then we will be ready to install that as well.  With the storm we had last week, we would have had a system crash.  We were without power for 4 days and below freezing every night.  This is normal for our area every year.

We should have it up and ready to teat the heating system and start cycling water through the system in a couple of weeks!

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Comment by Carey Ma on February 3, 2012 at 9:45am

Welcome back my friend. Looking to hearing about your progress.

Comment by Ellen Roelofs on January 31, 2012 at 7:32pm

Very elegant!

Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on January 31, 2012 at 5:44pm

Rick, it is very cool to see how you are dealing with such an extreme environment - I"m mostly thinking about your extended power outages - in such a sustainable way!  Looking forward to hearing more about your progress.

And that has to be one of the most gorgeous greenhouse environments I"ve ever seen, BTW!

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