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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 lordarutha » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:57 am

Looking good Daiv. How many plants did you lose in total?
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Postby daiv » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:04 pm

Paul, that is yet to be seen... 8-[

I know I lost three of my prize Turbinicarpus from GeneS, and my Ortegocactus. :idea:
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Postby lordarutha » Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:23 pm

I feel your loss :( The best therapy is to go and buy some more plants. :D
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Postby daiv » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:39 pm

Well I stole out after work and got the door put on. Now I just have to put some weather strips or the like to seal the places where the side panels and doors rest against the frame. And then it will be time to move the plants in. But that will likely be the weekend after this one as we're supposed to get 8-12 inches of snow by Saturday morning. ](*,) Ian, now we'll know first hand if the roof can handle the snow - fingers crossed! :confused2:
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Postby daiv » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:39 pm

Oh, and I forgot my camera AGAIN - but will get pics soon!
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Postby daiv » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:12 pm

Here it is with the door. Now I know it doesn't look straight, but I can't really get it straight until I move it to a level patch of ground and then I'll adjust everything with a level to compensate. Right now, it is on a slope and bumpy ground.

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I hope it is still standing with all the snow we got!
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Postby CoronaCactus » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:05 pm

Yup, looks like a greenhouse :D

Nice work Daiv. Hope you get to put it to use sooner than later...
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Postby daiv » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:35 pm

Ok, I've got some great snow bound shots and a definitive answer to Ian's question regarding snow...

Stay tuned!
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Postby lordarutha » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:18 pm

Hope it's good news. :?
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Postby daiv » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:57 am

It is good news...it held up very well.

Here are four shots of it in a very heavy wet snow. We got at least 14 inches of it. If it stood up to this snow storm, then it can take about anything...

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Postby Lewis_cacti » Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:06 am

Looks good. now where are the cacti?
Wait a second, daiv... is the snow supposed to be inside the greenhouse in the last pic? :lol:
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Postby daiv » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:46 pm

Lewis,
Good eye! There are gaps above the door and around the side panels. That is the last thing I need to do before the plants. I have a good strong spring on the door and of course a latch on the other side. So I am going to apply some thick/soft weather stripping to the frame and that should do the trick.

If the snow fell straight down, there wouldn't have been much in there. Notice the pile of snow at the bottom of the door in the second picture. That is because a strong westward wind was plastering the east side of everything. See the Oak to the left in the background. The pile is snow that had stuck to the side and fell off and that is why some of it made its way into the greenhouse.

Plants will go in next week perhaps. It isn't going to stay where it is, but I've got to move it to a nice level spot and was going to position it with the door facing north.
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Postby CoronaCactus » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:25 am

Cool! (or would that be cold!)
The roof construction looks great, no wonder it stood up just fine.

Did you notice any kind of temperature difference inside?
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Postby iann » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:46 pm

Looks like pretty tough plastic sheet!
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Postby ihc6480 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:15 am

Good to see it held up Daiv.
The news said the heavy snow would be north of us and they were right for a change.
Boy am I glad they were right :lol:
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