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    Author(s): Gloria Whitefeather-Spears
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E., tech. coords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2008. Proc. RMRS-P-58. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 13-16
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The Red Lake Tribal Forestry Greenhouse in Red Lake, MN, utilizes four types of outdoor furnaces for heating through the fall, winter, and spring. The WoodMaster® is a highly efficient, wood-fired furnace that provides forced-air heat to the greenhouse. The HeatmorTM furnace is an economical wood-fired alternative that can provide lower insurance rates due to the large number of safety features. The CharmasterTM is a combination wood and oil furnace that is used as a backup system when ambient temperatures reach -34 °C (-30 °F). The LennoxTM furnace is an oil-burning furnace that provides a third backup system for the greenhouse.

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    Whitefeather-Spears, Gloria 2009. Using a wood stove to heat greenhouses. In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E., tech. coords. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations-2008. Proc. RMRS-P-58. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 13-16

    Keywords

    alternative heating systems, alternative fuel, outdoor furnace, in-floor heat, forced-air

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