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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:25 PM

I just got an email from HF about a green house that is on sale, the first thing I thought of was how much better it would be then a portable garage! It is cheaper, and looks much stronger! The only downside is that it is opaque, but it could easily be painted.

What do you guys think? I am not going to do this (right now) but I wanted to give the idea to some others!

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:34 PM

It would be better than nothing but those things are pretty small.



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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:44 PM

I bet those panels are paper thin. And don't last very long, painted or not.

For what they are asking, you can buy lumber to build a shed that size cheaper.

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 08:52 PM

Ryan, what size is it?  I googled HF green houses and got two.  Neither one looked better than the portable garages I've seen around.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 07:58 AM

I just looked at the one for $599. It's 10X12. You would have to either sink it on the ground or build a floor to get a tractor into it. Not sure if the panels would last very long if painted. And I am sure the framework wouldn't handle much weight added onto it. But it would be good for parts storage!



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 08:12 AM

I just looked at the one for $599. It's 10X12. You would have to either sink it on the ground or build a floor to get a tractor into it. Not sure if the panels would last very long if painted. And I am sure the framework wouldn't handle much weight added onto it. But it would be good for parts storage!


600 $$$$$????? I'm building a shed 8x12, 8ft tall before roof, for under 400, not including shingles. Buying everything from a local sawmill, except for the 3/4 plywood.

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 08:59 AM

I had a coworker buy one of their cheap greenhouses to use as a hot house for starting veggies. He said the first 40 mph wind turned it into big a big pretzel of scrap metal. He had it anchored to ground even.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 09:14 AM

Painting the panels are a no-no for many reasons. The heat build-up in a green house with-out proper ventilation would make it a oven, so storage of things could be a concern, never mind trying to work in one.


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Posted April 30, 2013 - 10:36 AM

I may be looking for a portable garage as well and my initial thought is that it would be more expensive to make a greenhouse than a shelter of the same size. You could always try to make a hoop house out of pvc conduit and cover it with tarps or plastic if you really wanted something cheap. That's what many gardeners do to make a dIY greenhouse.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 10:47 AM

Ryan: Google "Quick Hoops". I think the bender runs around $60 and uses the tubing to make Chain Link Fence.

 

A strong energetic young man like you could probably sell enough hoops to make the shelters you want free.  And you might even make some money to boot.



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Posted May 01, 2013 - 08:43 AM

I thought that it would have cost more to build a wooden shed! I also thought that the greenhouse would be stronger then what you guys are telling me. Oh well, it was just an idea. :D






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