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    My Father told me to flat out forget it and that it wouldn't work. My husband laughed so hard at my suggestion to use old sliding glass doors that I thought he was going to have a grabber. I recall something he said to the effect of, "you wanna do what with what???", followed be a sincere, "No kidding". So now that my brain child has been shot down not once but twice... and both times by men... I suppose I will ponder this sitution for about 5 more years and if worse comes to worse and one doesn't magically appear, I will contact the architect who designed our home and let him have a field day. Naturally, I will write the check from my husband's checking account. That would be fitting since he poked sport at my fragile ego and my attempts at being frugal by "recycling". I keep telling him I have low self esteem and every time I do he mocks me and it ends up costing him. The way I figure it is that this time it will cost him about $8-9,000 for a greenhouse the size that I want which is not too large and not too small. Now, aren't all of you men out there glad I'm not your wife?

    And I thank you Tony... for at least trying to be constructive and trying to conjure up a way to make the sliding glass doors work for me.

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    HAHA poor fella..

    Oh I think you could do it. It would deffinately need architectural and engineered plans though. Glass is phenominally heavy and the structure needs to be strong enough to support it and rigid enough to keep it from flexing.. otherwise CRACK. Well in the case of sliding glass doors PPOP as the tempered glass shatters into a million pieces. I do agree though it will cost you a big ol' pile of money to make it work. You could get a MUCH bigger ghouse using it on a standard prefab greenhouse kit [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    I sketched out a few things on paper. Now somebody who knows what they are doing needs to make it work. I know I want the bottom third to be brick and I know the cost of that as well as a concrete pad. I could probably get that taken care of before I ran out of money this year. It's what goes on top of the concrete slab with footings and the brick hip wall that looks as if it will cost almost 10k. Eeek, no greenhouse in the near future for me. Too many extras as you call it. Seriously, my husband told me to go and have one built that wouldn't collapse on me. I can't condone spending that kind of money right about now. I'd feel guilt with so many other things going on. I had really been sort of hoping I could find a way to do it for about 3k but I don't see that as being possible. Oh well, so much for the sliding glass doors! I gotta go to sleep early tonight. Caught a bug of some sort and feel like doggie do do! Bye for now, Laura

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    hey laura..

    these are prices rather nicely..
    and options to go with them.

    http://www.igcusa.com/hobby-greenhouse-enthusiast.html

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    I saw this solar greenhouse with triplewall polycarbonate with insulated side panels to cut heat loss. A little spendy but in the 8-9k you mentioned.

    http://www.charleysgreenhouse.com/catalog....=PT1016

    You might also look at: http://www.sundancesupply.com/
    They sell the materials for greenhouses and have some blueprints to build them. I think Nick Hubbell on this forum built one according to their plans/materials.

    Good luck!!
    Kirk
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    I found this-
    http://h2othouse.com/index1.html
    Not that I will ever have anything like that but it was neat!

    This site appears to have the design elements I was looking for-
    http://www.florianproducts.com/geneva_residential.html

    In all seriousness, my greenhouse is out the door for this year and probably next year as well as the year after that as the costs have already run over what I had anticipated and all I have done is create a few drawings on paper and made a few calls to the architect. Unfortunately, the permits, actual excavation of my new bog, and removal from property of the soil just cost me almost 3k. I have yet to purchase an epdm liner and that is looking as if it is going to be rather costly also.

    So far, the only thing I know is that I want the greenouse to have about 1/3 of the bottom in brick to match the rest of the house and if I don't do this, the homeowners association will never approve the design. The rest is up for grabs at this point but I am going to have to go with an architect to get anything past the HO Association's appearance board.

    My end design will probably be what is commonly referred to as conventional freestanding. It will probably look something like this only without the curved glass-
    http://www.greenhousekit.com/grandhideaway.htm

    So there's where I am at... I know what I want and have an approximate idea of the size but the greenhouse is on a back burner due to costs.

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    You have just recieved the Amish Computer Virus. Since the Amish don't have computers, it is based on the honor system. So please delete all the files from your computer. Thank you for your cooperation.

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    Neat, I actually liked the seed starter one possibly for inside the house though to retain humidity. Thanks for posting the link

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