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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:36 pm 
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During the summer we had a violent rain storm in West Yorkshire which resulted in my greenhouse being flooded to a depth of 3 feet, submerging the gas boiler in the process. After some soul searching and negotiations with my better half, the plumber came today and fitted this lovely 15Kw new gas boiler.
It's warmer in the greenhouse than the house!


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Blimey, must be a big greenhouse to need a 15kw boiler...


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This boiler replaces a 12Kw there is plenty of reserve heat so even if it gets to minus 10c outside I can keep the greenhouse upto temperature. There is very little difference in price between the size of boilers. This one is a heat only type it only heats radiators and has a separate circulation pump.
The greenhouse houses a collection which I started 30 years ago so I do not wish to run the risk of loosing the collection.

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Lol, i was just comparing it with my 18fter which gets by on a few kw and thinking you mst have a really big greenhouse, i'm insanely jealous of anyone with bigger greenhouses...


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That is a serious heater Malcolm.

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The old boiler has been in use for 30 years so it was getting long in the tooth, I am told the new one should be 25% more efficient it also heats the conservatory as well. Which is providing a home for Cymbidium tracyanum.


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Gas boilers designed for domestic use don't really come smaller that that.

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You are so lucky to have mains gas.....I wish we did, but we have so many electric cuts that it would not protect the greenhouses under those circumstances. I need a good reliable system on Propane without electric connections but not yet found an economically viable solution. The propane cost is exorbitant so used only as backup in one greenhouse. Like Chalky my two greenhouses keep plants from the 1980's so I am always extremely vigilant!.
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Hi Keith

The smallest boiler I could have bought is 12Kw, my greenhouse is divided into four sections so I have chosen a boiler with enough capacity to heat each section at the same time even if it's well below freezing outside.

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The old boiler has been in use for 30 years so it was getting long in the tooth, I am told the new one should be 25% more efficient it also heats the conservatory as well. Which is providing a home for Cymbidium tracyanum.



Malcolm, I don't think that cym (nice as it is) is a tracyanum. It looks more like a Chen's Ruby ( iridioides x Golden Elf).

Any other thoughts anyone?

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Hi Terry

I think you are correct I bought the plant as a Cymbidium tracyanum cross I thought by putting it on the forum someone would be able to enlighten me.
This photo which I took this morning is a C. tracyanum which I have had a long time the main difference seems to be the hairs on the lip.


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Yes Malcolm that is more like a tracyanum. Did you by chance get the cross from Lawrence Hobbs? He was selling a few a couple of years ago as tracyanum crosses but I think they were iridioides crosses, which is a similar plant.

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Yes Terry we did buy the plant from Lawrence Hobbs a couple of years ago, I also noticed at the East Midlands Orchid Show that three of the Lawrence Hobbs plants were on display.

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