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#1 Firefighter912 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:01 PM

Plan to do a 12-14' by 40' PVC greenhouse. Anyone done one?
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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:10 PM

What size pipe do you plan to use?


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:13 PM

3/4"x 10' conduit cut into then 3/4"x 5' cross section for support.

Rebar Will be hammered in ground and PVC slide onto it with boards at the bottom for bracing with pipe clamps holding on to it

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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:29 PM

Friend did one out off 1" pvc. Wind got it about 3 years later.


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Do a web search , I thought I read that you just need to paint or cover the pvc because it attaches the plastic film if left on for a long time . I use pvc hoops over my raised bed for the winter and haven't had any issues but I take it off most of the year
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Posted October 27, 2015 - 07:55 PM

Hope not building NOW! Cold makes PVC snap easy when smaller sizes used. Think I wold go up some in size if mine. I hate plastic sheeting and tarps for anything one wishes to last.  I laugh when I see ads for those One-car plastic garages and bet they won't last 1/2 a winter as sold.


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 08:10 PM

I made a frame out of a trampoline frame; a half circle on each side with the leg sockets connected by 2x2s. I anchored the whole thing with rebar and covered it with a tarp and bungee cords. A strong wind lifted it 10 ft. in the air and sent it flying.


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 08:22 PM

Well I'm in south Georgia so its still warm here..60* to 80* right now.

I'm thinking I will use some PVC cover pieces,that you use to wrap PVC up during the winter. I will place them in different locations to keep the PVC from touching the film.

I'm also thinking about more mounting options,to prevent wind blowing it away. More than likely I will remove the film during our summers since its,hot like hell down here then
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Posted October 27, 2015 - 08:42 PM

I am planning on building a frame work for bird netting out of PVC to protect the hascap and sea buckthorn bushes next year. Hadn't thought about using rebar to anchor it. Thanks for the tip. Since it will not be solid walled plastic I won't have to worry about the wind taking it away, but I do wonder about the PVC and sun damage. Should be fairly easy to take down if it looks like the pipe is deteriorating after a while though.


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 09:35 PM

I'm putting up a used Shelter Logic tent garage. The PO had it up for 16 years. It is still in fair condition. I hope to fit 15 GTs or other toys into it for the winter. I will be tying the frame down to the tractors in atleast 12 places. I will also throw 3 lines over it and ty them down so that the tarp cannot billow up and rip.

 

It uses 11/2" steel pipe and even it bent a little under last winters' snow. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 27, 2015 - 09:35 PM

Mine isn't that big its about 12' or 15' long 7' wide 3/4" pvc. Needs to be covered but is pretty sturdy right now. I have heard about pvc touching the film but have seen peoples that have been up a while and they have pvc touching the film.
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Posted October 27, 2015 - 09:36 PM

We built a 12' X 24' greenhouse out of PVC, we used 1 inch pvc on 4' tall walls with dirt piled against them. You will half to cover the PVC pipe with something, if not, after one season the greenhouse plastic will fall apart. Ours has withstood 80mph winds and it didn't phase it. We have used this for 2 seasons and it has worked great.

 

Since your greenhouse is going to be that big, I would recommend using 1 1/2" pvc

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Posted October 27, 2015 - 09:56 PM

Where do Yall get your greenhouse film
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Posted October 27, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Where do Yall get your greenhouse film

 

Greenhouse Mega Store

That's where I get all my greenhouse supplies at.


Edited by BTS, October 27, 2015 - 10:26 PM.

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Posted October 27, 2015 - 11:55 PM

Wonder how well Pex tubing would hold up.It's pretty rigid and should hold up really good in cold weather.They make it up to 1 1/2" in 100ft rolls for around $100.

 

Here Ebay 1 1/2" Pex tube

http://www.ebay.com/...SPR-XGz-rqe1GDQ

 

and 300ft of 1" for $165

http://www.ebay.com/...cEAAOxydlFSxtzl

 

 

Mom wants me to build her a small greenhouse for herbs and seedlings next spring.


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