Do you have a greenhouse?

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    Gemma

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    Never heard of a solar shed, would love pics please
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    My greenhouse has 6 x 6 made from Tamarac wood on a bed of gravel as it's foundation.

    Your wife has very good taste, Mitch. :rolleyes:
     
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    I insulated the solid walls then covered them in a mylar foil.
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    One nice aspect of our greenhouse is the 45 degree sloped roof. The snow slides right off. Nice looking solar shed @Nyboy
     
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    I would go with 6x6 pressure treated, with 1/2" rebar every 3 feet, 3 foot lengths, depending on your soil conditions. If you have really hard or rocky soil, maybe go with 30 inch length rebar.
     
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    be careful about cementing the 4 x 4's into the ground....they will deteriorate faster.
     
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    Looks great! Unfortunately it'd betoo small for the hundreds of pots I start every Spring!
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    That's exactly what I did. 30" rebar on an angle through the 6 x 6's on a thick bed of screenings.
     
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    Looks like we're doing that too!

    We're waiting to get a hold of the city to find out about regulations, and permits. Them people are always either out of the office, or too busy to take a call, I wish they'd put more info on their website, cause we went through this same struggle when we call to put up the coop
     
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    When we built our small warehouse for our home biz, I understood about contacting the township and getting the necessary permits with the requisite fees. When we built our chicken coop, I couldn't believe the township required a permit with a fee! I have noticed so many projects on properties within our township without the necessary paperwork being posted as is required that when we decided to erect our greenhouse, I did it without contacting the township. That was two years ago, and no one has said "boo". The whole permit thing is nothing but a money-maker for our township.
     
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    Permits should be to insure proper code, but after two days of trying to contact city hall, I'm all for going ahead without going throw the proper channels!
    Heck I think we're the only people in my town, that have a license for their dogs
     
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    Ok.:)

    ICF foundation

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    Filling the ICF's

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    Getting the floor prepped

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    Heated floor is in

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    Building the outside deck up to the floor

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    Deck is done

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    Putting in the wood stove

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    Oh wow @MitchM you weren't kidding when you built yours, you went all out!
    It looks so awesome!!! smbravo.gif
    I'm gonna have to show it to my husband, even though he might experience a few moments of pure fear when he sees it, thinking I want the same! smlaughing4.gif
     
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    @Gemma ... I told you you would love @MitchM's greenhouse. And, go easy on your husband!
     
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    I plan on doing my share of work, as usual smsmile.gif
     
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    Mitch should hire himself out! The one shed dear honey built is crooked..............
     
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    I have a all glass greenhouse bout 15 X 26. I am in North East Pa so I heat to 65 degrees in the winter. I have tropical plants and african violets in there...
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    It gets full in winter with all the flowers we try to keep alive for the winters. We heat with a pellet stove and a propane monitor heater as a back up. Plus we have a generator just for the greenhouse. We keep a shade cloth over it in early summer and we also put 2 layers of plastic over it in the winter to hold in the heat.
     
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