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Thursday, May 18, 2023 McMillin Giants Salem Ohio

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Well last night was a scary 32 degrees. So here’s what I did and it worked out much better than I expected.

I used 20’ 2x4’s duck ?? taped to upside down tposts so the board could lay on the flat piece . Either surrounded heaters with 4 driveway markers or tposts so it wouldn’t catch remay or tarps on fire. Then landscaped staked covering air tight to ground making sure it wasn’t touching the canopy anywhere. That little heater on low (750watt) kept it around 55 degrees when it was 32F outside, (which surprised me because that is a 20’x12’ area that was covered.) Soil is still 75 degrees from heating cables. The biggest lesson than I learned from this is if the hut is just barely above the canopy even a small heater can maintain way more heat inside the hut, even if the area is quite large. I will be rethinking my hoop house design for next season.

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