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Old 05-14-2020, 06:42 AM   #16
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I have been thinking about building a greenhouse, too. I figured I would use an exhaust fan on an AC thermostat and have a makeup air vent. If it got hot, the fan would turn on.
My greenhouse would not be big I won't be needing a fan or a thermostat.
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Thank you for all the tips guys.
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Old 05-14-2020, 05:37 PM   #18
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I did a remodeling job long ago for a guy who had a home made greenhouse. It had a north wall taller than the south wall, with a sloped roof facing south. The north wall was covered with shelves holding gallon milk jugs full of water and sprayed black. There had to be at least 200 of them. The sun warmed them and they heated the greenhouse overnight. In cold western NY he raised plants in it from March until Thanksgiving with no additional heat.

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Old 05-22-2020, 11:37 AM   #19
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Galvanized steel, aluminum, or wood farming are the materials needed to build strong greenhouses. The most common is wood. Constructing a greenhouse from standard lumber is much like building any other kind of structure.
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Mine was a metal framed, plastic covered type with benches.
The company was Poly-Tex, Inc.

If that suits your purposes, you can contact them for a catalog at poly-tex.com.

They were designed for commercial applications but all parts are available from the company and they assemble easily.

Not the prettiest greenhouses but they function well.
This looks quite interesting! Do you think I can use something else other than plastic?
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@Kany !

Nice to meet you!

I have a greenhouse, and can likely tell you more about what NOT to do than what to do.

First, where are you? That's the numero uno consideration, because what's good, for say, Manitoba might not be so good for Monrovia California, both places for greenhouses.
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This looks quite interesting! Do you think I can use something else other than plastic?
The way the structure is made is pretty specific to soft coverings.
You stretch the plastic over the frame and there are channels at the edges that secure the plastic with the use of "wiggle wires"
It does work very well. The one I had was a hoop type so the flexible plastic was the best option. The replacement plastic isn't very expensive and you can get a few years out of it. It withstands wind, hail and a moderate snow load.
But it usually sheds whatever falls on it if you have installed it correctly.
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