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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    Yep that would be the cheapest and most versatile I think. It costs increases depending on how much you need, it's a direct variable, the more you need the more you pay. I paid $150 for a roll of it 100ft long by 20 some feet wide. My greenhouse is 22 ft long by 14ft wide so it will give me about 4 coverings worth or so the poly usually last about 3 to 5 years depending upon climate and how well you take care of it. It's not hard to install on the greenhouse, but don't do it on a windy day! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Just for future reference:

    How do you cut polycarbonate??(corrugated plastic)

    How are you able to secure it ?

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    You can cut polycarbonate with a fine toothed saw so it will almost melt the plastic from the friction of the sawblade and the teeth aid in cutting of course too, but this will give you a nice "smooth" edge rather than coarse and jagged if you used a regular saw. To secure, predrill a hole where you want a screw to be placed and drill it in, you must predrill a pilot hole othrwise theforce fo the screw will crack the plastic. If they are self-tapping screws then just find a place and go.

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    I did use a fine tooth blade in my sawzall but it didn't seam to melt it. It cut it just like anything else. You should have someone help you hold it though cause It jumps all over the place. LOL. You should use the screws that are made for this. Usally they are self drilling so you don't gotta dill the pilot hole.. and they even have a rubber gasket think built in. So you screw the screw in and at the same time it drills the hole and seals itself. :-)
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    There are also boards cut with the corrugated pattern, so that they fit more snuggly to the PC and prevent it from vibrating in the wind if you bolt it to them. My dad made a couple portable cold frames out of PC years ago, and unfortunately not even those matched pieces of wood could protect the plastic against my hometown winds! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif[/img]
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    Admin- I'm growing CPs in the Desert of Tucson, Az. adnedarn's Avatar
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    Yup, wood ones and a ones made of a kinda foamy consistancy... I am not sure if their main purpose is to help vibration as D. muscipula stated or to make it more air tight... or maybe both. lol. I didn't use any though.. instead of installing some type of vent, i just rely on the leaks. hehe. humidity is still acceptable though.
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    I was wondering if there was a purpose to build a Green House in South Florida?? I think I would cook all my plants.

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    LenG444,

    During the summer, we have greenhouse conditions so it wouldn't be necessary. During the winter though, a greenhouse would be awfully nice for tropical Drosera and Neps.

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