12 Sep. 2010|
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At this point it takes about 2 minutes to install the pvc pipes for the intermediate ribs - and the polytunnel takes shape. So I extended them with some scraps of PVC conduit that I had – I never throw anything away. This 2" PVC ridge on TOP of the frame keeps the plastic from sagging in snow or hard rain and prevents the structure from collapsing. I should have painted the PVC pipes with latex paint before applying the plastic sheeting – apparently this makes the poly sheet last longer, and maybe makes the frame pipes more resistant to UV. Another PVC greenhouse – quite similar to mine but with a few differences that are very worth looking at. Most pre-built greenhouse you buy need to be assembled anyway, you’re really just paying hugely inflated prices for the material. This is a great idea, however as mentioned in the article even with UV resistant poly film (visqueen) with a 4 year warranty you will only get about 1 years use before the PVC(polyvinyl chloride) degrades the plastic.
I had a similar greenhouse some years ago that cost more then than to build this – even purchasing all of the materials.
While PVC may not be the most perfect material in the world, it sure is a great, affordable substitute for things like metal piping and pressure treated woods. Easy homemade greenhouses are probably the most popular PVC project I’ve posted about. If you don’t have any counter space in your garage, build this simple table our of PVC. Built the structural base for any yurt out of PVC and then use any material to cover the walls. BTW, the gray PVC conduit is sunlight resistant unlike the white – although somewhat more expensive and is less expensive!
One of my goals in building this polytunnel is to have something fresh coming out of the garden or greenhouse all year long. Except it would be a bit more expensive, was wondering perhaps about not piercing holes through the PVC to secure the structure and instead use straps of some sort. PVC has a chemical reaction with the UV inhibitors in commercial greenhouse poly film so some form of protective barrier would have to be used to lengthen the life span of any poly film covering.
My only hope for a green house now is when it goes on sale , i’m ok to spend $150 for a ready to do greenhouse, and will ask my son to do the assembling and building for me. Simply because if you re-rigged it a bit, you might be able to use the PVC as a watering system.
PVC can be painted any color to blend in with the look you are going for, it is easy to work with, and it is relatively affordable. Just some very tiny holes in it and keep the PVC all connected to make it self watering in a way (if you got a timer). I was just looking at your side structure now and will certainly implement some of that to complete making the greenhouse a lot stronger sturdier job. I think this is a GREAT idea and will be building one myself which will make the wife happy since it will reduce my pile of leftover scraps from work !!!