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    Poor Man's Greenhouse

    Well truckload of PVC Sched. 40 from Craiglist $20.00
    Lowes 6 mil Plastic $50.00
    A $70. 00 Greenhouse
    PRICELESS





    Pretty Easy to build

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    Looks good! Is the plastic clearer than it looks? It looks completely white from the picture.

    If you haven't already, I'd recommend testing it out when the sun is shining to see how warm it gets in there. Don't want anything to fry.

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    It is not perfectly clear. It compares to 2 layers of Polythylene that is a couple of years old.
    I got it from Lowes, I will have to see how it does. It doesn't get direct sunlight for very long. Parts can be folded down for ventilation. Will have to wait until next Spring/Summer to see what it really does. We had a couple of 85 degree days, with the vents open it wasn't much hotter than that inside.

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    Sounds like you've got everything covered then! I just wanted to make sure it was the semi clear stuff.

    Lucky, we are still getting days here that hit into the 90s. It's better than it was, but still hot.
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    I hope you don't get any sudden gusts of wind! It looks good.

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    It's anchored down, THANX!
    Pitcher's only for me Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryophyta69 View Post
    It's anchored down, THANX!
    Good. Did you use any PVC primer & cement to attach the joints? It's not necessary at all, but sometimes over time, or if their is a lot of stress on them, such as wind, pieces of pvc can come apart if they aren't "welded" together.

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    Yeah I used cement in spots where it would be easier to come apart with wind. I gave it a good shake to see where the weak spots were.
    Pitcher's only for me Please.

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