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    where did you get the polycarbonate? i cant seem to find any (surprising mom with her own greenhouse although ill probably use it more )
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    Home Depot...be ready to go broke bying it though!

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    I tjust goes to show what you can do with a bit of imagination. You don't need a pre-fab greenhouse, it's amazing the materials that you can use. I made mine from browsing the hardware store (such a hard thing to do ... ) and finding suitable materials. It can be done quite cheaply. And you can do it to fit almost any space.
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    The stuff HomeDepot/Lowes carries is single thickness and looks like a wavy sheet. If you want the twin wall 8mm stuff that looks like corrugated cardboard you will have to go to a greenhouse supply place. Polycarbonate is big big bucks.
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    It would be useful if somebody could sticky a topic about one of these things...or at least about setting it up. Kinda like the 'how-to-make-a-grow-shelf' one.

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    I didn't use twin wall because I didn't think my weather conditions here in San Diego really required it. Our winter lows are perfect for highlanders; our biggest challenge is keeping the greenhouse cooled in summertime.

    I also chose Home Depot's line of corrugated, single-thickness poly because of how easy they make it to install: all fittings and flashings are provided (like vertical and horizontal seals). But I don't think I chose the cheapest route however, probably just the easiest. The materials I used have a lifetime guarantee against discoloring from the sun, though, so this makes it easier to justify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Jason Wong @ Mar. 24 2006,1:09)]It would be useful if somebody could sticky a topic about one of these things...or at least about setting it up. Kinda like the 'how-to-make-a-grow-shelf' one.
    Mr. Wong, here is the home page of the materials I used; they have some very inspiring pictures of design ideas throughout their website. If you need any advice from me, please ask.

    polycarbonate panels

    how to install (detailed diagrams)

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Jason Wong @ Mar. 24 2006,1:09)]It would be useful if somebody could sticky a topic about one of these things...or at least about setting it up. Kinda like the 'how-to-make-a-grow-shelf' one.
    This gave me an idea: as soon as I finish installing my large fogger I will post a detailed pictoral of building a greenhouse specifically designed for Nepenthes.....

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