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    Ted Mannell
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    I built my GH with the help of a freind a wooden 2x4 frame on what you call 6 " cinder blocks.It is 8' high on the sides and 12' high in the centre.It is 31'X13' And I can walk down one side arround and back the other side also I have a door through from the garage it makes things easier when the weather is not nice
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    Tim
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    That's a fantastic looking greenhouse, Ted. It looks so wonderfully bright in there, and there's plenty of space!

    What are the walls made of?

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    The inside walls are 35% shade and the outside is clear one peice 10mtrs x 9mtrs.I got them from redpaths along with the locking strips.
    Tednz

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    Bruce Brown
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    That looks great, Ted. You have lots of room too. Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Larry
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    Nice going. It looks like you have mastered the use of space.

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    Mary
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    Nice job Ted. Am looking for info on greenhouse vendors in the US. Wanting to put up doublewall polycarbon, 8x12. Anyone with info, please pm me. Thanks guys

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    That looks great and I am only going slightly green around the gills honest! what a wonderful greenhouse you built, I hope one day I might be able to have a greenhouse but we do not have the room where we are now. A sunroom is my best option if we can afford it.

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    Now why on earth am I living in a condo?? And how come we have smilies for "grey," but none for green (with envy)?

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    You have a wonderful greenhouse, Ted!! Not much left to say....everyone else has expressed "my sentiments exactly!" Thanks so much for sharing your photos! Anytime you have more that you can share, please do....we really enjoy them!
    Vicki



    Quote Originally Posted by Tednz View Post
    I built my GH with the help of a freind a wooden 2x4 frame on what you call 6 " cinder blocks.It is 8' high on the sides and 12' high in the centre.It is 31'X13' And I can walk down one side arround and back the other side also I have a door through from the garage it makes things easier when the weather is not nice

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    You have a wonderful greenhouse, Ted!! Not much left to say....everyone else has expressed "my sentiments exactly!" I really like it. Thanks so much for sharing your photos! Anytime you have more that you can share, please do....we really enjoy them!
    Vicki



    Quote Originally Posted by Tednz View Post
    I built my GH with the help of a freind a wooden 2x4 frame on what you call 6 " cinder blocks.It is 8' high on the sides and 12' high in the centre.It is 31'X13' And I can walk down one side arround and back the other side also I have a door through from the garage it makes things easier when the weather is not nice

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