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Recommend a window Opener

Discussion in 'Greenhouse Growing' started by Notty1975, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Notty1975

    Notty1975 Gardener

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    Hi all with summer just round the corner and my greenhouse nearly finished (floor going down next week) I’m looking at some auto window Openers I’m not looking to spend a fortune (I need 10 of them) but I’m looking for something that’s going to last any recommendations would be great
    Thanks all
     
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    I don't know of any good openers that are inexpensive. Mine cost $75 each. That would add up fast with 10 wi dows.
     
  3. Notty1975

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    I don’t mind spending the money on them but don’t want to spend £50 on one that’s going to last the same as a £10 one so really just looking for ideas
     
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      I use Bayliss, have done for years, I've got 4 on the go.
      Best thing is, if, as is often the case with these things, the cylinders start to fail after a few years you can buy new ones and refit them yourself.
      Mine are more than 20yrs old I'm guessing and I've replaced all the cylinders once.
       
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        Thanks for that all that’s what I wanted to know I’ve managed to get a guy of fle bay to do me 10 xl for £148 delivered and now I know they have reasonable longevity I’m happy now thanks all
         
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        Hi Notty 1975. I like your enthusiastic prophersy, " summer is just around the corner":whistle: My Greenhouse is a Halls Cedarwood one. I bought it second hand back in 1984. It has two roof vents and I soon fitted auto openers to both. They are simple design and perhaps back then a bit costly, thankfully today they are still fully functional. I believe they operate on a kind of paraffin wax system. Never had any problems with them. Hope you find what you are looking for. Best wishes.
         
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          You can buy auto vents, and new pistons, off of Ebay for around £13.

          I'm going to get one for a new vent I've put in.
           

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