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    New GH project

    Yesterday I started salvaging blocks from the property adjacent to mine. Gathered 60 blocks before I called it quits.


    Today I started with the foundation to my GH expantion project. My 8x8 was just not going to hold my hl nepenthes as they grow. And not to mention I have my LL stuff outside and they need the 8x8 once its recovered!!!

    So I start.
    the first wall support gets put up.



    An hour or so later I hit my first snag.



    I run into roots from the tree next to the project area.





    After taking a maul to the roots and grabbing supper. I get my path cut through and the second wall footer is completed.


    The third wall gets dug out with ease as there is no roots. And its done at 2245.



    So now I hate to leave a project unfinished and even though its late I push on. I get the fourth and final footer in and finished around 2345.


    I will fill the blocks with dirt and cap them with cap blocks next day off.

    The footer me assures 12 x 16 roughly. The size of my new HL GH. Stay tuned for the fun things I do with pallets after I get the structure built.

    More to come.
    Last edited by JB_OrchidGuy; 10-11-2012 at 09:27 AM.

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    Crap I will fix pics in a lil bit.

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    gotta start somewhere..

    I have to get a foundation dug on mine before I can start with the block walls.

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    Dug mine last night. Will get finished my next day off.

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    Hoping to start my own greenhouse project soon. It'll be good to compare notes I'm not as lucky as you so far in being able to find mountains of free cinder blocks though! Still on the prowl
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    My wife's grandmother used to live next door. She had her tesuker ubderpinbed with block. And flower beds in the yard if block. It was work knocking the mortar off the blocks to clean them up but it gave me more than enough for the job. I just have to buy the cap stones.

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    Go for it!

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    Word to the wise. Start collecting pallets. Collect as many as you can. Check Craig's list or other publications. They make for great benches. Just dismantle and use the wood.

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