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Old April 15, 2016   #31
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For anyone interested. I have been working on and finished all the rail for this greenhouse. All 13 sections. Ill post pictures tomorrow. Kinda dark out now.
That would be awesome. I think I caught a glimpse of it in another thread. I don't think it had the end caps tho.

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Old April 16, 2016   #32
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You know I would like to see your progress
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Old April 16, 2016   #33
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Yep and there are more of us lurking in your thread, waiting to see more! Love your bender design btw, simple is beautiful! to say the least.
I really want to build something but no way no chance of buying the crazy expensive bender.
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Old April 16, 2016   #34
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As promised..

All of the bows have been bent and put in place, on 4 foot centers. I used 4 foot rebar pounded about 2 foot into the earth. I started installing 3/4 inch conduit to act as perlins, and support for hanging baskets. I purchased all the 3/4 inch I could find locally. I was surprised when places ran out of it. Must be quite popular.

The greenhouse has not been leveled up, so there are some low spots that make it look a little funky. I haven't installed hip boards, or the ground/foundation boards yet.

I had some leftover ground cover from GH #1. So I installed that, to get that started. Way back in the background you can see GH #1.
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First off the hoop house looks great.

Now for more free advice.
Not for sure about anyone's area but an electrical supply place is where you want to get this stuff.
Not the big box store.
Also depending on the area you are in the supply houses have different things.
I liked to went nuts trying to find things in Austin I could get any day of the week when I lived in an area that was heavy industry.
I would normally load up 2,000 feet of 3/4 EMT in my van at one time.
Then there are the fencing supply places to look for things also.
One time I was going through all of the receipts that a guy turned in with his expenses for the month.
Everything was from Home Depot.
I almost died.
The poor kid just didn't know any better.

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Check out www.lostcreek.net
They've got how to videos and instructions.
I was weak and bought them. I purchased them on sale,though. I'm happy with them.

This link comes back to me as a suspicious link!!!! got a different one?

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This link comes back to me as a suspicious link!!!! got a different one?

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This link comes back to me as a suspicious link!!!! got a different one?

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Me too.

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Im pretty sure that the Hoop Bender people own that site as well. If you click on the model number of the bender it goes to their other site.

Not that I want to support those folks. That would make my entire post a moot point.

By the way Worth, thanks.
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I did a whois.sc/buildmyown and on lostcreek and they own both websites. Lost creek is just a plain ole HTML site while buildmyown is a .NET eCommerce site.

It does kinda confuse you tho. Both sites are on the up and up.
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As promised..

All of the bows have been bent and put in place, on 4 foot centers. I used 4 foot rebar pounded about 2 foot into the earth. I started installing 3/4 inch conduit to act as perlins, and support for hanging baskets. I purchased all the 3/4 inch I could find locally. I was surprised when places ran out of it. Must be quite popular.

The greenhouse has not been leveled up, so there are some low spots that make it look a little funky. I haven't installed hip boards, or the ground/foundation boards yet.

I had some leftover ground cover from GH #1. So I installed that, to get that started. Way back in the background you can see GH #1.
Man that looks really really nice. You really have done a nice job bringing this all together here in ville. Thank you so much for your time!

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I decided that im in no hurry to get plastic on the tunnel. Probably will wait till fall, being that this tunnel will hold flats of flowers and veggie starts, etc.

In the mean time I figured I should put it to use. I started bring tomatoes out of the small GH and put them in their final homes. In the pic is mostly big beef with a mix of Better Boy.

22 plants, growing up a string with greenhouse clips. Some look a little sad after being moved. In a day or two, all should be good.
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Those are out of control for April. I will certainly get a much earlier start next year. Mine are about 1 inch tall. Man...

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Those are out of control for April. I will certainly get a much earlier start next year. Mine are about 1 inch tall. Man...

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I sell maters at a Farmers Market... so early is the name of the game.

Thanks for the compliments. I started these on Feb. 1st. I have a total of 80 about this size. Sure, theres some runts in the mix, and the most of the variety Celebrity are smaller.

I think this year will be the last of Celebrity that I raise for sale. I might sow seedlings for sale, but wont bother to grow them out for the produce. Never had much luck with them.
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Hey Four Oaks...just curious, what market you sell at...I was surprised to see a neighbor on here!
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