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William Bronson
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I was just looking into diy skin boats. They are generally lightweight wood frames, covered in canvas, Tyvek or polyester.
The polyester, coated in exterior varnish,is translucent.
The coverings generally are shrunk to fit the frames. Could this be a useful form of glazing in a green house?
 
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William B. : Interesting Idea! Here's an out of left field type answer or parts of one . We all have memory pictures of early greenhouses That had a ''white wash ''painted

Or sprayed onto the glass in mid late summer to reflect some of the sunlight - mostly to reduce the GH's internal temps .

I am speculating that your idea might actually Increase the amount of Light Energy absorbed and transmogrified into heat energy.This could be good or bad. Translucent

covers are (I think ) not the best material at ether end of your Growing Season when transparency seems like the best thing for the plants !


All that said- as an experiment with not too much out of pocket expense it sounds interesting !

If you give this a try please share your progress with us ! for the Craft ! Big AL
 
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Thanks for the feedback Al!
I love sharing ideas here, always good responses.
 
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