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Greenhouse Kit Fever

This is a discussion on Greenhouse Kit Fever within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; LOL...too funny...Being i grow in a greenhouse that belongs to someone else, I am aware ...

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    LOL...too funny...Being i grow in a greenhouse that belongs to someone else, I am aware what is involved. Plus, in the northeast winter, you need a backup heat source in case one fails and a generator to power things in case the power is out from ice storms or trees down from a summer thunderstorm knocking out the power. If your not around, an auto on generator can save your collection from freezing or baking.

    Extra things that I know I would want in my greenhouse

    1 at least 5 -wall polycarbonate for the roof and twin wall for the sides.
    2 auto roof vents
    3 thermal retractable curtains for shading and trapping the heat, below the gable space during the winter.
    4 gutter system feeding into a large reservoir for collection of rain water and snow melt so it can be pumped out for watering.
    5 rolling benches, so I can maximize bench space.
    6 a cool room with a wet wall
    7 attached potting shed
    8 passive and active solar features
    9 an unlimited budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    LOL...too funny...Being i grow in a greenhouse that belongs to someone else, I am aware what is involved. Plus, in the northeast winter, you need a backup heat source in case one fails and a generator to power things in case the power is out from ice storms or trees down from a summer thunderstorm knocking out the power. If your not around, an auto on generator can save your collection from freezing or baking.

    Extra things that I know I would want in my greenhouse

    1 at least 5 -wall polycarbonate for the roof and twin wall for the sides.
    2 auto roof vents
    3 thermal retractable curtains for shading and trapping the heat, below the gable space during the winter.
    4 gutter system feeding into a large reservoir for collection of rain water and snow melt so it can be pumped out for watering.
    5 rolling benches, so I can maximize bench space.
    6 a cool room with a wet wall
    7 attached potting shed
    8 passive and active solar features
    9 an unlimited budget
    Lol! I think your number nine should be your number 1. hehehe...

    Cheers,
    BD

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    OMG, I was thinking of building a GH but now it looks like I need to add extra $$ to my budget. How much does a HAF cost and what is a HAF??

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    I'll build one when I'm rich and famous. Then you can all see it on my episode of Cribs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjohnson23 View Post
    How much does a HAF cost and what is a HAF??
    HAF = Horizontal Airflow Fan.
    Thats greenhouse talk for basically any fan you can spare to agitate the air inside the GH and provide adequate air circulation.

    It can be a fancy $200.00 industrial grade fan from a specialty greenhouse supplier, or it could be those cheap $10.00 box fans from your local drug store.

    The idea is to keep all the air moving all the time inside the GH.

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    Wetfeet: your greenhouse is beautiful!
    I WANT ONE! WAAAAAH!

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    Ron--
    You say you grow orchids in someone else's greenhouse?
    Do they charge you rent?
    My BF was saying the other day: I wonder if you can rent space in a greenhouse.
    Thanks (hope we can meet)

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