VENTILATORS: Non Electric

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin almost 4 years ago.

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Self-automated ventilator units are moved by a heat-expandible mechanism, they need no electricity and are useful in case of electricity failure; some growers use them only. Ca85(l)-10
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