Tuesday, February 7, 2012

back to work

Back on the ladder today.  Finished permanently mounting the louvered vent on the east end (was just held in place thanks to gravity and bailing wire).  Almost too windy but it was coming in just the right direction to hold each panel firm while I fastened it in place. 
Got all the polycarbonate cut - and mounted four of the NE pieces.  53,69,30,0,W

25 comments:

BBC said...

Doesn't appear to me that this 'greenhouse' is going to have a heck of a lot of light coming into it.

Up here a greenhouse is all glass or polycarbonate, including the roof.

BBC said...

Roll over and roll down shades are used when required.

BBC said...

With all the iron and concrete mass in that building you should maybe consider turning it into a solar oven in the summer.

mohave rat said...
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BBC said...

I'm well aware that there is a huge difference between Washington and Texas, been both places a number of times.

Pretty aware of ex New Yorkers with too much money and time also, but I wish John good luck, and there is always his favorite cafe he can go eat in.

BBC said...

If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be called experimenting. - Edison.




Adobe.

BBC said...

Rest assured, I think the structure is super cool, I'd love to have it for working on projects in.

rj said...
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mike said...

Lot of work building that structure

larsyn said...

There is a crop for every situation. They grow mushrooms in the dark & cactus in full sun, both can be eaten. Up to John to determine best product.

Mark DeKruyter said...
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Mark DeKruyter said...

Looking good!...can't wait to see some edible plants in their Mr. Wells.

Carlos said...

The steel looks like it will be almost completely shaded ergo it should never rise above ambient air temps IE a car under a carport is much cooler than one that is out exposed to the sun. Steel also cools down much faster than dirt when it's hot. I work in a steel roofed building and after the sun sets the roof pops and groans as it contracts. You only need a small amount of diffused light to grow most veggies as their wild ancestors were always partially shaded growing under or near forest canopies. Grain plants need full sun. Native Americans knew to look for edible plants growing in shaded side canyons that were off desert valley floors. That's where the micro climate formed naturally and water transpiration was much slower.

Rev.JimmyLeeBob said...

Wowie Zowie !

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BBC said...

There is a crop for every situation. They grow mushrooms in the dark & cactus in full sun, both can be eaten.

I know, and I've been around some also and worked on some farms, but he isn't in the best location to grow much of anything without a lot of effort.

I'd suggest tracks or trailers to move things in or out as long as he may get around to giving it a try.

Plants like to get out in the rain.

Oh hell, never mind, I'd rather just buy my food and do more interesting things with my time.

John Wells said...

BBC...do me a favor and concentrate on your own 6 blogs and give us all a rest.

Ron/Debbie said...

Thank you John. BBC has no clue as to what you are doing. We that have followed you from day one truly appreciate what you have done as one person in the Bend area. I am just waiting for your swimming hole to come back.

Andy V said...

Ditto

They call me Moe! said...

BBC,

Appears that you have worn out your welcome, dang!

rj said...

This is one of those blogs where you have to work to know what's up. In this case it means reading through the old posts. Regardless, BBC's reference to Edison's experimentation would have been enough and largely appropriate.

MontelloOffGrid said...

i check this blog DAILY. not because what John does works or fails, but because John DOES....and he usually DOES it solo.....just like i like it!!!

thank you sir!

(sometimes i check it twice daily if i beat him to the post!)

Un Paisano said...

John are you putting in some kind of water wall, ie evaporative cooling in for the warm months to keep the greenhouse humid and cool(er)?

Allen Hare said...

It's good to see you're getting those open spots closed in. As usual, your work is structurally sound, suits it's intended purpose, and is nice to look at.
Thanks for all you do, and for letting us watch.