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Just wanted to show off my newish greenhouse, there are links in the description showing it enclosed and in the snow!  It has unfortunate placement issues ..wherein that it is just now beginning to get any sun. Tree work will fix the issue, hopefully that will be done in the months to come.  
 
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Cool, double wide!  I like it.  And if you live somewhere extra snowy, it looks like you could run two additional ridge poles along the halfway point of each panel (approximately where your end wall horizontal beam meets a vertical).  And then run a few rafter like support boards from that beam up to the central beam.  Nice build!
 
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Looks great! How tall is it at peak? (Perhaps that's on youtube, but I haven't got the bandwidth for that...)

I am always inspired by these builds, and then I price cattle panels and get uninspired in a hurry. They're just too pricy for me; perhaps they're quite a bit less in the states...
 
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Is that an Aussie Cattle dog?
She looks reminds me of  my late Noga,  so cute,  a little naughty.
Nice,  huge green house.
I can imagine growing peas,  beans and tomatoes up the mesh on the  north side.
I noticed the grow bags,  any plans for sub irrigated planters?
 
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Dillon Nichols wrote:Looks great! How tall is it at peak?
It came out to 10ft at top of ridge pole structure footprint is 33x18 1/2 .. we pay $17.50 per hog panel, not too bad considering how fast it all goes up. Labor saving and very easy to take down for reuse if necessary.

 
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Mike Jay wrote:Cool, double wide!  I like it.  And if you live somewhere extra snowy, it looks like you could run two additional ridge poles along the halfway point of each panel (approximately where your end wall horizontal beam meets a vertical).  And then run a few rafter like support boards from that beam up to the central beam.  Nice build!


Thanks so much. yes I have some plans to add a tad more support we get max 4 inches of snow at a time here every 2 years or so. I was pretty pleased with how it held up, but I did not like seeing that ever so small sag, I will make sure that does not happen again
 
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Roxanne Sterling-Falkenstein wrote:

Dillon Nichols wrote:Looks great! How tall is it at peak?
It came out to 10ft at top of ridge pole structure footprint is 33x18 1/2 .. we pay $17.50 per hog panel, not too bad considering how fast it all goes up. Labor saving and very easy to take down for reuse if necessary.



Not bad at all, even bigger than it looks!

My neighbours tell me my new farm can get 5ft of snow overnight, and this wasn't unusual until the last 5 years... if I ever do build one of these I would aim for a more gothic arch. The suggested secondary beams would help establish this shape, I think; securing these beams together would also help..


And ugh. That's around 25% of local prices, or 40% of what I'd pay a wholesaler... but it would take a 10 hr roundtrip drive and $200+ in ferry costs to reach the wholesaler.

 
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