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Re: Greenhouses, again

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Greenhouses, again
  • From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 14:31:02 -0600
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Well...I have that much under control.  It has a good pitch...and I have two
heat lamps clamped onto the center beam...heat rises...so any snow or ice
will melt and run off pretty fast.  It's that blasted wind that is doing the

On 12/10/08, Donna <gossiper@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> no real advise, but remember snow is heavy.... make sure it has a good
> pitch
> so it slides off and no ridges on the end to accumulate it.  I remember one
> year an early snow got the canvas awning on the screen room... snow
> accumulated, bent those braces, and well... the rest is history. (Of
> course,
> it wasn't designed for snow)
> Donna
> --- On Wed, 12/10/08, Christopher P. Lindsey <lindsey@mallorn.com> wrote:
> From: Christopher P. Lindsey <lindsey@mallorn.com>
> Subject: [CHAT] Greenhouses, again
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 12:27 PM
> I sent a message to the list last month about cold frame/greenhouse
> construction, but then I had to go out of town and missed Gene's
> offer to call and have some questions answered.
> It's so late in the season now that I doubt I could order a metal
> quonset-style cold frame, so I'm thinking of just building one out of
> wood.  It would probably be about 20x40' with 4' walls and a 45 degree
> roof (I need to do the math to figure out what the exact dimensions will
> be so that the wood is purchased in economical lengths).
> I'll probably just cover the thing with plastic this year, but maybe
> it could get glass at a later date.  I'm hoping to do it this weekend.
> Does anyone have any advice?  Gotchas to watch out for?
> Thanks,
> Chris
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