Thursday, April 5, 2012

53?

Celebrated the annual event by successfully rigging the first of 5 movable shade panels.  Frame built from ripped down the middle 2x4's...covered with Aluminet Reflective 80% Shade Cloth...hung via four little pulleys running along tight turnbuckled 1/8" galvanized cable. Glides along quite nicely which opens the prospect of an automated system. 78,90,47,0,B

15 comments:

repsychallblues said...

Happy Birthday John, I was thinking about you today as I drove across dry, dry Wyoming. Didn't realize it was your day, hope it was good.

austinmodhouse said...

Looks great. But I think you will still get heat build up inside. To really reduce indoor temps it should be mounted outside the clear poly roof area. Then you can control solar gain more than just making shade.

createaway said...

happy birthday, John! you do know that Aries is the "Action Jackson" of astrology? you have certainly, single-handedly proved it....

rj said...

Looks like a winner. You have the height in the greenhouse to keep the heat at the top so inside shades should work, especially reflective aluminet. You will find it to be particularly strong and long lasting. (wish blogger would allow edits)

vintagemodeler said...

Happy B'day John. With your busy work schedule I hope you had time to pause and reduce the inventory of refrigerant! Cheers

Stew Grant said...

Very slick! Your fans and misting system along with these panels should keep temps down considerably. Happy Belated!

Bil said...

Happy birthday, John.

No shortage of hot water these days, I imagine?

ken said...

How about a "counter balance" type system to move em. This is my favorite blog of all time........Happy Birthday Mr. John Wells! Maker of good things in the desert.

Tana Mc said...

Happy Birthday!

Unknown said...

I built a shadecloth assembly by stringing guywires like yours, thru grommets installed in cloth every yard. Then installed a header board at each end of 10yd and a pull line at each end on headers, it worked well for me.

MsBelinda said...

Happy Birthday John. Hope you had a chance to enjoy a couple of cold ones.

edobnek said...

Happy Birthday John. You don't look a bit over 52 to me

janelvl said...

53! The best is yet to come!

Allen Hare said...

I admire your design and fabrication skills.

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