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Greenhouse #11: Surviving the winter

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Blog entry by Zuki posted 1612 days ago 3582 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here are a few pics of the greenhouse after the winter. Everything held together quite well. We have VERY windy winters so I used tie-down straps on each corner anchored to rebar to keep it from blowing away. The straps will be coming off soon.

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Jimthecarver

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#1 posted 1612 days ago

Looks as if the plastic held up great too.
I will be finishing mine up very soon.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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hObOmOnk

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#2 posted 1612 days ago

My wife wants me to build a greenhouse for the Winter months.
I want a solar kiln for the Spring and Summer Months.

I’m working on a two-in-one building design as we speak.

-- 温故知新

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#3 posted 941 days ago

I’m curious to know how the greenhouse is surviving after a few years. Is there anything you would do differently, Zuki?

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Zuki

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#4 posted 939 days ago

Wow . . . I did that project almost 3 years ago . . . 2 3/4 if I look at the posting date. It is still surviving quite well. In late 2010 we had a hurricane hit us with 175 kph winds and it did not rip, tear or disappear. I did have it strapped down though as in the pictures above.

One thing that I did not do was put a latch on the roof vents. We had a windy evening last year and it caught the vent and broke it. I replaced a couple of pieces on the vent and it was good as new.

If I was building again I would probably lower the vents as they are a little high to open and I would maybe drop the height of the roof.

Thanks for asking jroot !

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#5 posted 939 days ago

Thanks for getting back, Zuki. Your information is much appreciated.

JR

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Zuki

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#6 posted 89 days ago

Well its 2014 and the plastic on the greenhouse finally gave up.

Thanks to the design I was able to put new plastic on it quite easily.

I captured it on video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN8PyQ9NwvQ

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Zuki

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#7 posted 89 days ago

Well its 2014 and the plastic on the greenhouse finally gave up.

Thanks to the design I was able to put new plastic on it quite easily.

I captured it on video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN8PyQ9NwvQ

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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