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kumin

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Re: Frost Protection
« Reply #50 on: November 27, 2019, 04:09:56 AM »
Usirius, I agree with your concern for overheating with heat lamps. I previously had a small duck hatchery and used heat lamps to brood newly hatched ducklings. The proximity to the bulbs was critical and I discontinued their use due to the fire hazard. They can have a desiccating, even a roasting effect, if not used very carefully.
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lebmung

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Re: Frost Protection
« Reply #51 on: November 27, 2019, 04:30:50 PM »
I referring to the infrared bulb mentioned by lebmung. Will it work on an infrared heat lamp?

I was heating mu dog with that last winter 150W. It did pretty warm and the door can be open.
I think this os a solution for older trees that are cold hardy. So when a very low temperature come they will make it through. You need to measure the leaf temperature not to burn them. I will make a test when freezing comes.

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Re: Frost Protection
« Reply #52 on: December 08, 2019, 03:53:47 PM »
My Home Depot has Thermo Cube as a seasonal item.  They had 4 and would not be restocking.  They are also available on Amazon. 
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will2358

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Re: Frost Protection
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2019, 05:09:36 AM »
This is how I protect mine.  I am in zone 8a also, about 75 miles south of you.




So far has worked fairly well.  I haven't lost a tree yet, though I have had some minor damage.


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TFN were do you get the barrels? Do you fill them with water?
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