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Offline 229Mick

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C02 into greenhouse?
« on: December 06, 2012, 01:25:54 AM »
So I have a pellet stove that exhausts to a direct vent. It puts out a little bit of soot at start up, but otherwise, just exhausts heat and C02. I'm wondering if I plumbed this into my green house if that would be good or be too much C02? I kind of would like to waste nothing so the idea is appealing to me to use the heat and C02 I'm generating to grow something. Use it maybe for something like that barley fodder system shown the other day, or vegetables or something.

Anybody have any thoughts I'd love to hear them!

Mick

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Re: C02 into greenhouse?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 01:39:39 AM »
Well most plants need CO2 as we need oxygen.  I'd be more worried about carbon monoxide (CO).

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Re: C02 into greenhouse?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 08:52:15 AM »
Just be mindfull that the gases omitted in the smoke will be CO2 and CO (more CO2 than CO).  CO2 is heavier than air and CO is lighter than air, thus pretty much filling a room with gas you can't breath (will displace oxygen and suffocate you).

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Re: C02 into greenhouse?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 11:38:38 AM »
I would probably try a more tried and tested way of generating CO2 in the greenhouse.... if this experiment fails you could kill off everything in there.

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Re: C02 into greenhouse?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 01:16:16 PM »
Yea, figured it'd be iffy. Thanks for the input folks...