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    Here is the link to the webpage. http://www.exoticplantsplus.com/constr_photolog.htm

    Here are the pics..

    Stakes marking corners Ghouse(yellow) and steel work building (red)
    Dimensions greenhouse 80x48', steel building 20x40'



    top- Dustin ready to do some heavy lifting unloading the greenhouse frame
    bottom - Ben checking out his handywork



    top - Steel building delivery
    bottom - unloaded with help from an extendable forklift much to the relief of Dustin!


    Digging 20 8"x4' deep holes.. ugh Only hit a few bowling ball sized granite rocks. Of course after 10,000years they are now about 3' down



    top - footings poured after 50+ 80lb bags of concrete and a few 11' posts installed
    bottom - all the posts installed and some cross braces in.

    Yet to go up.. gutters connecting the posts perpendicular to the cross braces, hoops connecting the gutters parallel to the cross braces, and purlins connecting the hoops parallel to the gutters!!! All in all that little pile of metal behind Ben weighs in at 5 tons (10,000) pounds of galvanized steel.

    Enjoy! Still ALOT to do.. might make it before the snow flys (I hope)

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    Sweeeeeet. Now THAT is going to be one big Greenhouse.
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    And I wanted to do the brunt of the work the forlift had to do! Shucks!

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    so uh...how much did this here cost? im guessing in the double thousand digits? sweet house regaurdless!
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    Keep them pictures comming! simply awesome!!!
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    Couple new photos:

    Putting on the arches with help from a homemade lifting thingy! You have to be creative when working alone lol. So far I haven't dropped anything on my head at least ;>

    1 YAY


    All of them! Bigger YAY..


    Lots of braces to go in, concrete to pour and steel headhouse to erect.
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    Jeez, those are huge. And I only live 2 hours away....

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    Tony,
    Congrats on the greenhouse project. You're doing it mostly by yourself? How will you ever get the trusses and hoops up without someone on the other side?

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