Greenhouse frame is almost complete
There has been several projects on the farm needing to be completed. The water line installation is finally complete, all of the rain we have had along with demands of the landscape business have caused this project to drag out too long. I am glad that water installation is behind us. Now all focus is on getting the greenhouse completed. I was able to break away from the landscape work and head to the farm today.
I’m going to guess that this isn’t an OSHA approved method to complete our project! The peak of the greenhouse comes in at about 12 feet, so this is the most efficient and effective means to get the top purlins connected. I have found that the tubes that were shipped to us wasn’t drilled out completely. I have had to use a punch to help line up the holes and a hammer to tap them through the holes. Needless to say this doesn’t help the threads too much, but we are making it work. The other option would be to drill the holes out so the bolts can pass through the holes properly. This seems like a lot more work considering that not all of the holes are undersized.
As you can see I was able to get quite a bit completed in about three house. I have been keeping in the back of my mind that the cold weather and strong winds of Fall will be upon us soon. So this project must be completed soon. The film for this greenhouse is 75 feet long and 50 feet wide. To successfully cover this house we need a day with winds less than 2 MPH, and it would be nice to have at least some sun to cause the film to expand so that when it is fastened onto the house it will contract as the weather cools and create a tight fit over winter.
So the plan is to finish up mowing tomorrow and then head back out to the farm to finish the last of the purlins, then possibly get the end wall built on this side of the greenhouse. Unfortunately a few of the poles were damaged in transit, so we are waiting for replacements to be fabricated and shipped to us. I would like to have the film on the house by the week of October 4th. In the mean time while we wait for the replacements we can get the baseboards on, and the wiggleworm bases attached. That was all that is left is to build the last end wall and attach the film. I will feel so much better once the film is successfully attached.