Tuesday, August 3, 2010

north side done...

Got 8 sheets of tin mounted while things heated up this morning.  Rinsed off and GrubShacked for lunch.  Cleaned house then searched the internet for my best option on the transparent corrugated polycarbonate for the big sky light - still no luck but I am getting close.  Got 8 more sheets up from 6 - 8PM to finish off the north side.  Now my greenhouse has wings.  93,103,66,0,B

16 comments:

~mc~ said...

I cannot tell you how wonderful I think this is :)

John said...

Extremely cool! Looks better than could have imagined. With a transparent skylight you may end up moving out there and making your house the guest quarters... nights would be quite a show.

George said...

Awesome.

Ben in Texas said...

Outstanding work JW.Glad it went easier than you had expected. Shoot,bet the over flying spy planes can find your place real easy now! :-)

Bee said...

Very Impressive!!!!

Tufa Girl said...

If you have someone visiting from San Antonio have them stop by Greenhouses Etc. Place I work got our panels there. Maybe they will ship the quantity you need.

http://www.greenhousesetc.net/index.html

http://www.greenhousesetc.net/html/coverings.htm

Gavin said...

Mr. Wells, this place looks promising. I wonder if they have any outlets closer to you?

http://www.hfmfgcorp.com/index.htm

rj said...

You might need get a shade cloth system over or under your corrugated panels which are translucent. The best systems in this climate can be pulled up or down for the utmost control. On my small greenhouse with double wall polycarbonate I use 40% shade cloth in the winter and add a 60% cloth in the summer. This is primarily for delicate plants in my case.

Margo said...

Too cool for words.

(Blinky)

austinmodhouse said...

polygal? it comes in clear as well and is mulitwalled for r value. but the thicker three walled pieces probably won't conform to the radius, but the double walled probably would.

http://austinmodhouse.com/blog1/2007/01/polygal_is_our_gal.html

kelli king said...

Great work, John. I can't imagine how completely satisfying it must be to know you've done it all yourself! Hats off to you, friend!

I said...

slacker!

Hyperion said...

John, I've been following you since I saw you on Texas Country Reporter. All I can say is WOW, it really looks great.

Allen Hare said...

An amazing structure, and nice to look at, too. It's hard to believe that we all sat here and watched you put that thing together by hand, piece by piece, over the last couple of years. A very nice acomplishment. I bet it makes you feel great to contemplate it. Good luck with the rest.

Leander Linda said...

It's lookin good!!

J.P. said...

John, will you be using a water collection system on the roof? I am very impressed with your progress. Keep up the good work.

JP & Yellow Dog