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    Hello. Yesterday my dad said that if I want to we can build a greenhouse together. I looked around on the internet and I thought one of those PVC hoop greenhouses looked pretty good. Here are the plans for the one I'm thinking about:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/buckeye/images/hoop%20greenhouse.jpg[/img]

    So what does everyone think?? Does it look like a good set of plans?? Does anyone else have a greenhouse like this one? And if you do, do you like it?? Thanks,


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    looks pretty good to me! personally i would go with the dome frame (i think thats what its called) its flat up the sides and then slants up at around 8 feet, looks like a regular house, only its a greenhouse. lots more room for racks and sruff, with a hoop greenhouse its kinda hard to get racks in there, its easy to hand nepenthes though [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Neat! buckeye looks good i cant wait to get my green house set up !!
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    Maybe it's just me but I don't trust pvc pipe to hold the weight of snow and potential wind storms.

    Think about what equipment you will use and where to put it. 6.5' tall in the center is not very tall so no room for anything overhead or hanging. For a 4season setup your basically looking at heating/cooling/venting systems as well as water supply and electric for running everything.

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    looks great to me : ) Are you gonna put a bar across the top? and shelving in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Maybe it's just me but I don't trust pvc pipe to hold the weight of snow and potential wind storms.
    I wondered about that too. I think I'm going to add a post in the center to help support the weight of snow in the winter. I'm not as worried about snow piling up on it as I am about wind though. Wind can get pretty nasty around here. The foundation and the frames on each end are made of 2x4's and 2x6's so those should help against the wind. I may run an extra 2x4 the whole length of the very top so it ties both end together too.

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    Quote[/b] ]looks great to me : ) Are you gonna put a bar across the top? and shelving in?
    Yes I'm going to do both. I'll probably sit all the plants on the shelves since like Tony said, there really won't be much room for hanging plants.


    Also, does anyone know of a good place to get greenhouse sheeting?? I found this site: Sheeting and the price seems very reasonable (.09 cents a Sq. ft.). I wonder about shipping cost though. Thanks everyone,


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    Can check out IGC also. Prices for Durafilm are higher if cut by the linear foot but less expensive if you buy a stock sized roll. I don't know the quality of the site you linked. It does say 4yr film which is good but some films are better than others and cost more. Durafilm is usually one of the pricer ones. Shipping may indeed make or break your decision on where to get it. You could look locally for a greenhouse supply place also.
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    wow i would love to have a greenhouse. looks great!! tell me how it goes. how long does it normally take to build one? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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