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greenhouse is a go

Discussion in 'Garden Projects and DIY' started by Aquanaut, Jul 15, 2019.

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    Aquanaut Apprentice Gardener

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    So been and collected the freebie

    It had been left by the previous allotment holder, so not sure if complete

    I know some glass missing, they were broken

    Now going to spend the afternoon. hopefully changing these into a greenhouse
     

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      OK so the good lady and I, stared for about 10 mins at the various pieces of metal.

      Before "we'll do it tomorrow after work" started we set to :yes::yes:

      So, apart from the door, we started sorting into sizes. When that didn't help then we sorted into style/type of bar etc. and that still didn't help much lol:doh::doh:

      We carried on, aimlessly and then we got the first bitIMG_20190715_164708.jpg

      it started to look like a roof :hapfeet:

      and then......IMG_20190715_172607.jpg

      a side piece??

      and another ?IMG_20190715_174249.jpg
       
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        The wife, left me to me to myself, so process slowed down

        but I did manage to get some more pieces togetherIMG_20190715_174252.jpg

        Side and part of the roof

        IMG_20190715_181241.jpg

        Ok, maybe a lean too instead

        IMG_20190715_181642.jpg

        It's starting to look a lot like a greenhouse :dancy::dancy:
         
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          And then finally ran out of nuts and bolts. so came to a haltIMG_20190715_185436.jpg

          Was really only checking that it was all there, so new nuts and bolts, as well as window clips will be ordered and then it will be reduced to pile of metal again, cleaned and painted.

          Does anybody know what this is for?? (Of course somebody does :) )
          IMG_20190715_191022.jpg

          Will need to build a base, house is rented, so needs to be removable if we leave. Was thinking used sleepers, but if anybody has a better plan let me know.

          So it is standing in the back garden, looking a bit sad and tired, but next day off (10 days time) if it's not raining then it will be cleaned and painted.

          Thanks for looking
          Chris
           
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            @Aquanaut you're doing a good job there, I assume it's an aluminium greenhouse so I'm just wondering if there's a particular reason you are going to paint it?
             
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            Just wanting to tidy it up a bit, it just look a little sad and :snooze:

            OK, the wife wants it in green, so must be done (somehow)

            Cheers
            Chris
             
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              Well done Chris, it's looking good :)
               
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                @Aquanaut that plastic clip is used to fix bubble wrap to insulate over winter. It pushes into the aluminum section trapping bubble wrap, then turned 90 deg to lock.
                 
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                  Taking shape nicely Aquanaut :)
                   
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                    Hi

                    Thanks for that @JWK , thought it was for something like that, one was in the framework already but didnt think for bubblewrap

                    Not doing anymore at the moment, back at work and waiting for new bolts etc to arrive
                     
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