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    I guess screws would be a LOT more weather-proof than any kind of glue! I'll be interested to see how this turns out.
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    I spent $50 on screws, $60 on caulk, $40 for a foundation.... in the end the construction costs were easily double what I paid for the actual GH ($200 onsale, 6x8).

    Next time around, I'll be building one myself with a sturdy frame and polycarb paneling.

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    Ive spent around $750 total. Not bad imo for the space though next time I'll be building a hoophouse. Kits aren't too pricey and I think theyd be my best bet.

    Can't complain about the HF GHs though. I owned the 6x8 for a couple years and bought the bigger version so theyre def not bad GHs. Just flimsy.
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    Sorry about not updating this thread. I'm in and out a lot. The GH is up and holding up fine. Been through a few storms and lots of wind and has held up fine so far. Probably ended up spending $1000 including the GH cost. Not bad for the space.



    Too bad I have to wait til spring to see it in all its glory.

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    Nice job! Can't wait to see photos when you've filled it to the brim. I see you framed the door yourself too. How are you heating?

    I wanted the larger size but couldn't risk it with the insanity of wind we get. Next greenhouse will be 100% hand-built.
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    Thanks! Yup, unfortunately I did frame in the door. I just use a lil space heater on a thermostat set to 34f. You'd be surprised at what a lot of screws and a whole lot of silicon can do for this structure. I just threw the bag of clips away that came with it.

    Its full. I just decided to put the GH up when everything was going dormant.

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    Nice work....

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    Thanks!

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