Greenhouse Update – Fitting the solar vent openers 🌞

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Greenhouse Update – Fitting the solar vent openers 🌞

March 31, 2019 DIY Gardening 0

 

Well the usual chaos of a week just not being long enough. I did however manage to get both of the greenhouse solar vent openers installed. If you have a greenhouse, cold frame, heck anything that needs a window opening when its hot, you should Check these out.

Bayliss XL greenhouse solar vent openers

Bayliss Xl – time will tell if they were worth the price.


I got two of the above vent openers from amazon during January. You bet i just got them installed in time to as the GH was hitting 30*c today before there were in. Wouldn’t of been good for the plants long term, with out a means to open the vents.

I had to throw the manual in the compost bin as if i fitted them as per the instructions they would be in the shade all day and that isn’t going to help the greenhouse solar vent openers function to there full capacity.

both greenhouse vent openers fitted

Test fitting and snagging, hope they get some sun.


 

I mentioned i picked these up from Amazon, and whats better i got them with a voucher i received from work, win win.

This isn’t my first time with a vent opener and have had mainly positive experiences with them.

If you you haven’t seen these before there quite impressive given how simple they are. I’ts basically a big ole leaver with a spring to help keep it closed and a black tube of magic.

That little back tube contains a wax with a low melting point. When it heats up the max melts causing it to expand. When this happens it pushed on the leaver and causes the window to open. When it cools off it contracts and the spring helps it to close.

Totally passive, no ongoing costs and hopefully zero maintenance.

Bayliss xl greenhouse solar vent openers

4 bits of metal, a spring and a black tube of magic, yours for £12.99


These vent openers always amaze me on how simple, yet effective they are.

now that these are in i can move on to some other functional jobs in the GH as i want to be planting in it in less than 4 weeks!!!


 

Unconventional opening upside down, i may swap em round in the future but wanted to expose the oil tubes to the most light.


Can you spot the mistake on the vents??? 😂 10 points to the person that spots it…

 


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