Wednesday, January 13, 2010

back in the sky...

Early day was a morning of math as I had yet to decide exactly what the purlin spacing would be. First of all - I am going to stagger the butt joints so I layed out the next two rows that start from the front of the greenhouse. Got 2 twenty footers measured, marked and welded into place. I think I will set up all the rows first going from front to back then fill in the rest between them from back to front. Final spacing on each row of purlins will be 32 inches. It's all becoming clear now....at least to me. 49,69,20,0

7 comments:

Andy V said...

Its hard to believe you're a one-man operation when one looks at that expanse of steel. You must have some gremlins come out when the camera's not rollin'. Even though I've watched step by step its still unreal. It wouldn't surprise me if you came up with a retractable roof!

Allen Hare said...

Excellent progress, John.
The spacing of the perlins might, to some extent, depend on the length of the corrugated roofing material you're useing.
Have you figured out yet just how you're going to attach the roofing material to the perlins?

Caboose said...

I got to give you credit for the work you get done in one day. You let no grass grow under your feet. I have to agree with Andy V, you must have some gremlins helping you. Any way Git R Done.

Mark DeKruyter said...

I must be missing something. When I think of a greenhouse if think thin, light, transparent roof. It looks like this structure will take 20' of snow; in Texas?

Scruffy Jones said...

Thanks for the honored "BSF" title! Yea, George+Prostitutes=No Good. No, I don't have a webcam yet...when I do you'll know. Love what you are doing, and now I know the definition of a purlin. Yay bigger vocabulary!

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