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October 23, 2009 at 6:28 am #324294
ABC is pinching your plans
Just goes to show they have taste :tup:
Spread the word, everybody.
Pipe and pickets will take over the garden world :metal:
Doc 😉October 23, 2009 at 8:11 am #324295ccBearMember
I’m doing my wicking beds inside at the moment. Shade house has been built for a while but I have been slack getting the beds done.October 23, 2009 at 8:19 am #324296df418Member
Can you put up a materials list
I am trying to calculate the pipe lengths for various widths
Just having another look at this.
Do the sides roll up?
If not how are the pollinators going to get in??
DOctober 23, 2009 at 8:51 am #324297ccBearMember
This only for the ones that do not need to be pollinated by insects. Or you pollinate by hand.
Send your email via PM and I will send you the article which has the material list and building instructions in it.
I put the base down one weekend then erected it all the next weekend by my selfSeptember 15, 2010 at 10:37 pm #324298
Bumped because I saw somebody talking about a hothouse/shadehouse somewhere.
hottingly (frosty here at the moment!) yours
Doc 😉September 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm #324299
Bumped for whoever (whomever?) wanted to buy a poly tunnel.
Try something like this and make it yourself. Much cheaper than buying one.
You have to go back to page 1 for the article.
Doc 😉September 6, 2011 at 10:54 pm #324300JeanieParticipantSeptember 7, 2011 at 10:59 pm #324301selinaneilMember
I have built a shade house (see blog) but only used 15% shade cloth. Seems to be working well but have summer to come yet. What did you grow under the PVC?September 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm #324302lisanneMember
These are awesome! How do you attach the shade cloth to the polypipe??
I was thinking of building one over my chook house and also for my vegie patchSeptember 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm #324303
Page 1, second picture shows a type of washer made from 19mm pvc pipe that attaches the plastic to the ag pipe. Works for shade cloth too or you can use quality plastic cable ties.
If you are really enthusiastic (I was not, at the time) you could even thread it on using a blanket stitch – I think that would be the sort of stitch – no doubt somebody will tell me if I am wrong. :blush:
Full instructions with more pics over here
Doc 😉September 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm #324304SteveKeymaster
lisanne post=323140 wrote: These are awesome! How do you attach the shade cloth to the polypipe??
I was thinking of building one over my chook house and also for my vegie patch
I put up temporary shadecloth covers over a poly pipe frame during summer. For clamps, I cut about 5cm pieces of the pipe and split them down the one side. I then wrap the shade cloth over the pipe frame and slip one of the pipe clamps over it to secure it.September 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm #324305lisanneMember
Thanks Guys! So the ‘washer’ helps to stop the shade clothe from tearing? I like the idea of the washer/screw combined with some clips that steve madeSeptember 8, 2011 at 11:52 pm #324306bluesnipMember
Wish I had a photo of my chook run, it is exactly that process but with wire. The distance between the pickets was determined by the width of the scrap wire I had. And I didn’t want to pipe to go all the way down cos it was ridookulously expensive so I drilled holes in it and tied it to the top few inches of the picket. Its been up for a year now and the chookies are still very happy 🙂
I think I might be moving out soon, so I’m not sure whether to leave it for the next rental/owner or take it all apart and take it with me. I spent hours twitching little bits of wire to make it all fox proof, so I don’t know if I want to undo them all…someone may score a free awesome chook run when I go…September 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm #324307MatthewWilliamMember
Hothouse and Shade houses for our gardening market. The Backyarder gardening structure is a great innovation for assisting in both the hobby and commercial side of growing. In there is high demand for increased shade levels throughout summer and a short demand period for further heat levels in the winter months, however Hothouse fabric is fantastic for propagation and can be used all year around . Shelter Stations products are available with interchangeable covers, you can simply be using shade cloth one day and hothouse the next with minimal time consumed replacing the cover. Shelter Station products come with a unique surface application; we can make things work on any surface without exterior tension ropes, etc :wave:September 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm #324308anneMember
My propogating house has been an on-going project since last autumn using Doc’s plans. Mitre 10 got the greenhouse plastic in specially for me. The door is made from packing crate lumber and covered with shade cloth. Because the ag pipe I had was the wrong diameter to slip over the droppers, I had to wire them so I’ve wrapped the droppers with plenty of packing material as further protection for the (fairly expensive) plastic. I used left over shade cloth above the back part and attached it to the pipe frame with strong fishing line – that was a fun exercise believe me.
I’ve cut washers from an old car tube.
Do you think they will serve the purpose?
Last job is to borrow a spare pair of hands and pray for a still day so that the plastic can be attached.
I’m really looking forward to moving all of the polystyrene boxes from all over the place into a designated place.
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