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I'm going to build a greenhouse

Do-it-yourself projects such as greenhouse or shadehouse builds and related topics.

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Postby daiv » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:24 am

Thanks Peter. That little sun ray thing over the door is the scraps left from cutting the roof pieces. I noticed them laying somwhat in that shape just by coincidence and that gave me the idea.
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Postby CoronaCactus » Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:58 am

Looks great Daiv, nice work.
Cool idea for the removable/venting panels.

Can't wait to see it all filled up :d
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Postby parrotsheaven » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:13 am

Daiv that looks great :shock:

Now we all need the plans :study: so we can build one and say its...........

"Just Like Daiv's"

Just imagine you could have your hothouse all over the world :wink:
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Postby Lewis_cacti » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:30 am

dont forget to patent the design :wink:
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Postby cactuspolecat » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:06 am

I love the little fan shaped bit above the door... that's a nice touch! Well done Daiv... and quick work!

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Postby daiv » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:44 pm

parrotsheaven wrote:Now we all need the plans :study: so we can build one and say its...........


Well, I'm fine with anyone copying it if they want to. There isn't too much to the plans, but I'll answer any questions for those who want to build it like that.
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Postby CoronaCactus » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:28 pm

I know you have limited time and there are many design plans on the web, but it would make for a nice addition to CactiGuide to have a greenhouse build plan article.

I could help with the addition of a propagator build plan article.

Just a thought.

(Shoot!!!! which reminds me, i still need to complete that darn Tools of Trade article... :oops: )
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Postby hob » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:44 pm

great looking build Daiv :D how are the temps up there by canada these days? i started off with a plastic covered greenhouse back in 1984 with around 60 plants (giving my age away now :roll: )and a small paraffin heater that i had to run out and light if there was going to be a frost :lol:
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looks like you did a great job building it :D depending on how cold it is you might want to add another layer of plastic or bubble wrap to the inside for a while. :)
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Postby CoronaCactus » Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:53 pm

Not just the greenhouse has changed....you looked quite different back then hob ;) :P
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Postby Tony » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:04 pm

:laughing3:
Forget the dog...Beware of the plants!!!

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Postby hob » Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:05 pm

CoronaCactus wrote:Not just the greenhouse has changed....you looked quite different back then hob ;) :P


yeah that was the first Mrs hob
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Postby iann » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:05 pm

I have a thought. How much snow do you think that roof can carry? You do have snow way down south, don't you? Or is it just us hardy northerners that have to deal with inches of the stuff in April :shock:
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Postby ihc6480 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:33 pm

Looks good Daiv. Not sure if it will house your whole collection though :wink:
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Postby Mark » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:27 am

Cool greenhouse Daiv. Looks good.


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Postby daiv » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:54 am

Darryl,
Yes, I certainly thought about doing that. I'm really dissapointed that I didn't have my camera along this past Saturday. :x Definitely need to get some more articles written, along with Genus descriptions, and adding more Big Picture Project pics.... you get the idea! Work has gotten pretty intense the last few days, but I'm hoping that it will ease up by the end of the week.

Hob, I considered the extra insulation. I have a propane heater that I might use to keep the edge off.

Ian, quite a bit I think. We got an inch last night and that was nothing. The largest span on the roof that is unsupported is 2x3 feet, so there is a lot of support underneath. One thing about this setup is that I can always replace the plastic sheeting with more plastic or even a stiff covering.

Bill- I'm afraid my collection has been wittled down quite a bit this winter. :idea:
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