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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #645 on: March 13, 2014, 07:07:07 AM »
That is an excellent Idea! Then cover with painter's plastic. I think I could grow toms year round with a little protection from the wind and cold-snaps. I lit fires next to them in Jan 2013 and they survived all but the worst Ms Nature could send their way. I bet Jim's greenhouse will produce awesome veggies.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #646 on: March 13, 2014, 07:10:58 AM »
That is an excellent Idea! Then cover with painter's plastic. I think I could grow toms year round with a little protection from the wind and cold-snaps. I lit fires next to them in Jan 2013 and they survived all but the worst Ms Nature could send their way. I bet Jim's greenhouse will produce awesome veggies.

I bet if you incorporate some 5-10 gallon plastic water cans painted black inside the structure they would heat up enough during the day to moderate low temps at night.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #647 on: March 13, 2014, 07:39:23 AM »
Filled with a salt-brine! I bet my peppers would flourish and fruit. Man that is a good idea. I could use the jerry-cans breiss extract comes in.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #648 on: March 13, 2014, 06:10:28 PM »
I'm lazy today. Got half of the rafters built then a keg of 80/- started calling my name.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #649 on: March 14, 2014, 04:50:20 AM »
Priorities Jim, priorities!  ;)
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #650 on: March 14, 2014, 05:15:08 AM »
That 80/ looks nice, Jim. And the early greenhouse too !
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« Reply #651 on: March 14, 2014, 09:46:17 AM »
Must be rough, Jim!  ;D
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #652 on: March 14, 2014, 10:10:43 AM »
So you made a jig to produce the trusses? Nice. I bet you can make them really quick and uniform that way.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #653 on: March 14, 2014, 06:40:24 PM »
Ya it's the only way to go. I mainly want the exact width and center point of peak. The jig makes that happen. It helps to do a true gambrel too, if you make all your cuts at 22.5° all you need to know is the length. Fortunately there are some great online calculators available. I got a few rafters up today. Fighting wind so I left some for another day.


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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #654 on: March 20, 2014, 06:06:12 PM »
Good hell Klickitat, that structure is a thing of beauty. 

Cheers to Spring everyone.  I see my garlic is up.


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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #655 on: March 20, 2014, 06:37:07 PM »
Thanks, I got the framing done today. Ignore those 2x4s sticking straight up, their temp support till I get the sheets on.

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #656 on: March 20, 2014, 06:48:12 PM »
I've wanted to use those concrete blocks to build a non connected deck.

Nice work.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #657 on: March 20, 2014, 08:08:34 PM »
I used concrete blocks with adjustable brackets for my deck. Worked good

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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #658 on: March 21, 2014, 12:15:34 AM »
Looking great Jim, that's some serious construction you've got going on there.

I've used those blocks for a few projects, they're very handy.  I just used them for a wood shed I added on to my shed shed, although that project is on hold until the weather is dry and I can put a roof on it.  i used them for some stairs down from our deck a couple of years ago too.  Good stuff.
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Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« Reply #659 on: March 21, 2014, 09:31:03 AM »
Lookin' good Jim!
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