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    I have a few questions because I am looking into building or buying a greehouse.

    1. How much does a 8x10 size range of greenhouse cost (average)
    2. What are some good locations to put one ( which direction it should be facing)
    3. What kind of shelfing (wood or metal)
    4. What device is best for raising and keeping the humidity around 50%-75% (for a 8x10 greenhouse)
    5. What kind of ventalation is best (the one on the ceiling or a fan that goes outside the door)
    6. Is it cheaper to buy a greenhouse or build one from materials
    7. What kind of foundation works good and is cheap
    8. Should I use a fan for air circulation
    9. What kind of substrate wont rot in these conditions
    10. How should I keep the temperature down in the summer and up in the winter

    Thanks in advance for all the help
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Jmenprkr @ April 23 2004,7:17)]I have a few questions because I am looking into building or buying a greehouse.

    1. How much does a 8x10 size range of greenhouse cost (average)
    2. What are some good locations to put one ( which direction it should be facing)
    3. What kind of shelfing (wood or metal)
    4. What device is best for raising and keeping the humidity around 50%-75% (for a 8x10 greenhouse)
    5. What kind of ventalation is best (the one on the ceiling or a fan that goes outside the door)
    6. Is it cheaper to buy a greenhouse or build one from materials
    7. What kind of foundation works good and is cheap
    8. Should I use a fan for air circulation
    9. What kind of substrate wont rot in these conditions
    10. How should I keep the temperature down in the summer and up in the winter

    Thanks in advance for all the help
    Hey Jamie,

    1. You can get one for around $1100.00

    2. Face it North-South So the sides get as much sun as possible

    3. Metal shelving. this is what I use, and it works great:



    It's prett cheap, too. They come in lots of different sizes.

    4. A swamp cooler, or a large humidifyer.

    5. Both.

    6. Depends... If you're building, say, a 6 x6 foot greenhouse, its cheaper in the long run to just buy a rpe-made one. But when it gets to the bigger sizes, its cheaper to just buy. Again, If you want a really big size, its cheaper to buy one online and have people install them for you (24- 32 feet, etc..)

    7. Concrete [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]

    8. yes, not big ones, just a little fan in every corner or something.

    9. All substrate is going to rot, theres no getting around it. I re-pot EVERYTHING (every single one of my plants) every 2 years.

    10. Phew, last question [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] . Swamp cooler in Summer, Natural gas heater in winter [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    go to ebay and look at their greenhouses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]9. All substrate is going to rot, theres no getting around it. I re-pot EVERYTHING (every single one of my plants) every 2 years.
    Hey Spec, why is that?
    I thought peat is already fully decomposed. I also repot plants but I don't throw out the soil afterward...
    Peter

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