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    I am 6'1"an have no problems standing in mine an it is this one
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=47712

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    Quote Originally Posted by back2eight View Post
    transfering plants out of a greehouse that had acquired a hole in the roof somehow, into another one, and I didn't need to be out there doing anything. I need something dependable or else I'm going to get rid of all my plants that can't withstand the cold.
    Using poly film that isn't UV stabilized is bad for business!

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    If you want something larger then you need to go to a greenhouse company..
    IGC has larger/wider
    lhttp://www.igcusa.com/hobby-greenhouse-garden-grower.html

    Cheaper way to go is with a steel tube frame hoop house and inflated double layer 4 yr poly film. http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/R...ctinfo/CG-RAN/
    for example a 30' wide 36' long steel frame is $3-4k depending on which load rating you go with. Poly film is only a few hundred $. vs the 12' x 12' with 6m poly carbonate for $4k.. polycarbonate is nice but adds alot of $$
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    I was thinking bubble wrap too, Joe.
    You must be using a bad poly film. You have to go with a double film, one on the outside and on on the inside frame.
    If you don't want to do it yourself them is no cheap way to go.
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    On a side note it is important to note which side of the greenhouse grade poly film goes out. They are made up of several layers and only the outer layer has the UV inhibitors. The same holds true for polycarbonate panels etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Paroubek View Post
    On a side note it is important to note which side of the greenhouse grade poly film goes out. They are made up of several layers and only the outer layer has the UV inhibitors. The same holds true for polycarbonate panels etc.
    I knew that about polycarbonate, but not about poly

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    Maybe not the case for every poly film out there? But something to be wary of when installing it.
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    Hmm, I didn't know that either. We have been buying the "greenhouse plastic" and it doesn't even last a year before it is cracking, obviously not holding up to the weather. We are just putting one layer of it on. I do see how 2 layers would help. At the rate I'm going, I could have bought a greenhouse for the same money as what I've been having to put into repairs on the ones I've got. But my husband insists on doing things himself, even though he doesn't know what he's doing. I'm sort of mad at him right now, so I'll hush...

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