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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 CoronaCactus » Wed May 06, 2009 3:07 pm

Awesome!
Must be nice to have a Bobcat to use! :)

I like the roof top peice, as you said, adds nice ventilation but still keeps the rain out.
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Postby John C » Wed May 06, 2009 3:24 pm

Nice Daiv! Looks great! I got to building one sometime.
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Postby ihc6480 » Wed May 06, 2009 11:58 pm

Keep those updates coming Daiv as I'm building one this summer.
It should look similar to your first one :wink:
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Postby daiv » Thu May 07, 2009 3:58 am

Thanks guys! Darryl - Bobcats are quite the handy little machines indeed!

I ordered some 4mil greenhouse film and it finally showed up today. It is soooo much nicer than the construction stuff I was using. I put most of it on tonight, but forgot my camera. I'll have to finish the job tomorrow and will get pics.

The roof material (including the special screws) was $300! I wanted to do the whole thing with poly sheets, but too much money for now. The new film cost about $70.

Bill, I am excited for you to be building yours. If you are going to go with a film and not the sheets, make sure you get greenhouse film. The other stuff just doesn't last.
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Postby Cereusly » Thu May 07, 2009 4:20 am

Daiv, I like what you've done so far, and maybe two or three strategically place oil lamp would be sufficient for when you think the temperature is going to drop to a dangerous level. Where there's a will, there's a way. Good luck! Tony
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Postby daiv » Thu May 07, 2009 4:35 am

Tony, I tried exactly that, but it wasn't enough to heat that volume of (very drafty) space. I'll either have to seal it better or use a more powerful heat source to stave off frost on nights that go below freezing.
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Postby daiv » Fri May 08, 2009 3:11 am

OK, I finished covering the greenhouse tonight and so the plant are in and ready to grow!

And not too a moment too soon. The forecast for tomorrow night is 38F with rain showers and Saturday is supposed to have rain/show showers with a high of 53F and low of 35F. :?

But they will be safe and dry in the greenhouse!
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Postby CoronaCactus » Fri May 08, 2009 3:23 pm

Excellent!
Did you forget your camera again? no pics? :P
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Postby daiv » Fri May 08, 2009 4:59 pm

CoronaCactus wrote:Did you forget your camera again? no pics? :P


Good question! I meant to say something about that. I DID remember the camera this time, but by the time I finished, it was too dark to take pics. I'll get some today as I've got to get my Photo Constest pic too! :wink:
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Postby CoronaCactus » Fri May 08, 2009 7:08 pm

:)
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Postby daiv » Sat May 09, 2009 1:15 am

Here you go Darryl. But just one pic because I still have more clean-up to do!

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Postby hob » Sat May 09, 2009 5:11 pm

you still got it rigged so the side opens? i didn't see a roof vent :?
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Postby daiv » Sun May 10, 2009 1:59 am

Hob, yes all four side panels can be slanted out part way or removed completely.

It is hardly air tight and last year I pretty much left the panels on all the time.
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Postby John C » Sun May 10, 2009 5:03 am

Looking good Daiv! 8)
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Postby CoronaCactus » Mon May 11, 2009 4:11 pm

Sweet!
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