Plastic for greenhouse

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  1. greenacres

    greenacres Well-Known Member

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    My husband built a frame building out of square tubing that was going to be the shed for our chicken house. We went a different route. Now I have a small frame in my yard. I have always wanted a greenhouse and thought about putting plastic on the frame for one that was mobile. Anyone have any thoughts on the corrugated plastic compared to the plastic on a roll? We are on a budget around here. Thanks.
     
  2. Homesteader

    Homesteader Well-Known Member

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    Corrugated plastic is okay but it would need to be airtight and insulated. The greenhouse plastic does come in an insulated type. Also, you'll need to be able to vent air through.
     

  3. Gimpy_Magoo

    Gimpy_Magoo Well-Known Member

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    Heavy visquine is perfect.
    replace once every year or two.

    Corragated plastic roof panles, I used the clear blue ones, for the roof work great. Be sure to get the wood spacers as they seal against wind and provide a mounting surface for the panels.

    I built in a framed square hole about the size of a fan. mounted the fan on the inside and hinged a piece of plywood on the outside. to hot? opened the vent and turned one the fan. easy.

    insulated plastic???
    what'fer?
    seems a waste of good yuppy material.

    Gimpy
     
  4. anniew

    anniew keep it simple and honest Supporter

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    Depending on the size, you might do what the commercial
    greenhouse people do and use real greenhouse plastic, double
    layered with a small "inflation" fan that blows air between
    the layers. The plastic will last 4 or more years..mine lasted
    about 6.
    Roll the edges of the plastic on lathing strips and then attach
    to any wooden side piece with double headed nails that make
    them easier to remove when the time comes.
    Good luck.
    Ann
     
  5. mikell

    mikell Well-Known Member

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    Farmtek has overstock and end of roll plastic made for the outdoors. I recieved my catalogue in less than a week and have a major shopping list going. Ust the website to order the free catalogue.

    mikell

    www.farmtek.com
     
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    mikell Well-Known Member

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