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Post  jimmy cee on 2/26/2016, 10:30 pm

I'm planning to enclose this bed for use as a greenhouse soon. Will be setting up plants in pots here before planting in the MM.
6 mil  12 feet wide X 100 feet long will cost me just over $100...
Has anyone used this reinforced material ?
I'll be removing it after finished as it will be a bed dedicated to zucchini, cucumbers and radishes.
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Post  sanderson on 2/27/2016, 2:52 am

Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy . . . another project? thinking

By material, do you mean Home Depot stocked 6 mil "clear" plastic? If so, it's stronger than 4 mil, but hard to wrestle.

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Post  camprn on 2/27/2016, 8:51 am

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/27/2016, 9:03 am

That's what I'll be using.

Haven't gotten it yet...
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Post  jimmy cee on 2/27/2016, 10:06 am

@sanderson wrote:Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy . . . another project?  thinking

By material, do you mean Home Depot stocked 6 mil "clear" plastic?  If so, it's stronger than 4 mil, but hard to wrestle.

Yes, only this is reinforced with string. It's not treated for the suns rays, it will only be up for the spring and fall.
I was looking at some $200 - $500 greenhouses, but then I figured I had this already done, and it just might work.
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Post  sanderson on 2/27/2016, 1:30 pm

Okay. What kind of roof will you install to allow the rain/snow to run off? Gable, dome?

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Post  jimmy cee on 2/27/2016, 8:55 pm

@sanderson wrote:Okay.  What kind of roof will you install to allow the rain/snow to run off?  Gable, dome?
 Roof ??? I think I'll just lay some boards across to support the plastic, I do want the sun on this bed during early summer...To cold for me today, low 40s but that wind was howling from the north.
I'll probably do as I do everything else, Rube Goldberg it as I go along...Remember him ????

A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, device or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion, generally including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883–1970).
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Post  trolleydriver on 2/27/2016, 9:31 pm

I tend to MacGyver my solutions:

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"v. 1. To use ingenuity to fix or remedy a problem using only the tools available at hand. 2. To jury-rig 
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Post  sanderson on 2/27/2016, 10:32 pm

By roof I meant the same plastic but supported at an angle.  Rube Goldberg, jury-rig, MacGyver. Being older means one has a repertoire of wonderful sayings.  Almost like a secret language! Wink

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Post  ralitaco on 3/21/2016, 11:09 pm

do you have a link for that reinforced plastic.
If you already posted it, I missed it.
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Post  jimmy cee on 3/22/2016, 7:08 am

@ralitaco wrote:do you have a link for that reinforced plastic.
If you already posted it, I missed it.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Americover-12-ft-x-100-ft-6-mil-String-Reinforced-Polyethylene-Construction-Film-PSR612/203635222

I'm liking it...
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Post  ralitaco on 3/22/2016, 9:13 am

Thanks,
I look forward to hearing how it holds up.

This is what I was thinking of for the roof/top
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Palruf-26-in-x-8-ft-Clear-PVC-Roof-Panel-100423/100038031
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Post  jimmy cee on 3/22/2016, 9:22 am

@ralitaco wrote:Thanks,
I look forward to hearing how it holds up.

This is what I was thinking of for the roof/top
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Palruf-26-in-x-8-ft-Clear-PVC-Roof-Panel-100423/100038031
This is my 3rd season with it,as good as new.
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Post  ralitaco on 3/22/2016, 9:57 am

@jimmy cee wrote:This is my 3rd season with it,as good as new.
Oh WOW! I thought you just got it.
That is good to know
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Post  jimmy cee on 3/22/2016, 7:54 pm

@ralitaco wrote:
@jimmy cee wrote:This is my 3rd season with it,as good as new.
Oh WOW! I thought you just got it.
That is good to know
I just received the plastic, thought you meant the netting
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Post  ralitaco on 3/22/2016, 10:09 pm

Very well. keep us posted on how it holds up
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