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    that makes two of us.. Think I'll just have to put the whole $1200 into the GH. And save up all year for the heating.

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    You'll have all summer to put $$$ away for the fall, go for it.

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    keep an eye out at other ghs or nurseries maybe at some point the got upgrades and have their old equipment laying around. Wouldnt hurt to go through the phone book and calling as many as you can and ask if they have anything laying around that you need and are willing to make some money on. Just an idea hope it helps.

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    don't forget to consider a shade cloth for the summer months.
    If I do not use mine, even here on the Coast of Or., the temps just skyrocket with all vents and doors wide open.
    "the memories of a man in his old age, are the deeds of a man in his prime"

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    My father in law (who'll be 80 this Christmas) picked up a snap and grow from Home Depot last year on sale for about $600. It's "only" 6x8, but 6x8 is better than 0x0, right? Anyway, he DIYed the heating (single ceramic heater, was about $20, I think). He uses a fan on really hot days only. It's vented on both sides of the pitched roof and has additional venting tiles low in the front on either side of the door. No, it's not 10x12, but I don't think you'll find anything that large in your price range at all. He said it can also be extended to 12x6 in the future for something like $300 or $400. It's aluminum and polycarb plexi.

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    @rball: Way ahead of you. I've already began my local search.
    @Larry: Also, way ahead of you. I've figured a shade cloth into the price of my purchase. Mostly because the location of the yard where the GH is going get's full sun all day.

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    Hope this helps. A couple people recommended these types to me. I'm getting one next spring.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/10-ft-x...nts-93358.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDodds View Post
    My father in law (who'll be 80 this Christmas) picked up a snap and grow from Home Depot last year on sale for about $600. It's "only" 6x8, but 6x8 is better than 0x0, right? Anyway, he DIYed the heating (single ceramic heater, was about $20, I think). He uses a fan on really hot days only. It's vented on both sides of the pitched roof and has additional venting tiles low in the front on either side of the door. No, it's not 10x12, but I don't think you'll find anything that large in your price range at all. He said it can also be extended to 12x6 in the future for something like $300 or $400. It's aluminum and polycarb plexi.
    I found a 10' x 12' for $600. But it's not quite sturdy and thick enough for my needs. And I've already got a 6' x 8'.
    I'm wanting something that's at least 6mm thick on the sides. I've been eyeing some of the Juliana and RION models. Though I still can't imagine either one being able to withstand a Michigan winter when it comes to heat retention.

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    Hope this helps. A couple people recommended these types to me. I'm getting one next spring.

    http://www.harborfreight.com/10-ft-x...nts-93358.html
    It's actually $200 cheaper on eBay. But I decided against it after seeing this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_3o9EbtvX8

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