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fettpett
03-26-2012, 12:03 AM
wasn't sure where to put this so i'll throw it in here.


has anyone built one? we're starting the farm and i need to put up a 42 x 30 hoop house over some raised beds and need to do it fairly inexpensively. I've found some sites that have smaller ones but not sure what i'll need to make them bigger to fit the spot.

Rockntractor
03-26-2012, 12:11 AM
This is who I use.
http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/home

fettpett
03-26-2012, 12:18 AM
thanks, they are a bit expensive for now

Rockntractor
03-26-2012, 12:23 AM
thanks, they are a bit expensive for now

Any materials are expensive right now anywhere. As for their prices you really won't find much cheaper, possibly on accessories, but on the coverings and frames they are the best.

fettpett
03-26-2012, 10:19 AM
right, and it's cheaper for the size than I've been able to find else where however I don't have 2 grand to spend lol, was looking more for some tips on building homemade. appreciate the link will keep it in mind for the future

Rockntractor
03-26-2012, 10:54 AM
right, and it's cheaper for the size than I've been able to find else where however I don't have 2 grand to spend lol, was looking more for some tips on building homemade. appreciate the link will keep it in mind for the future

If you go used, often you can find ones to tear down. Try Craig s list, you can often find a good frame but you will still have to buy the cover. Check with commercial realtors, sometimes they need to be removed to sell a property.

Zeus
03-26-2012, 11:06 AM
Just a thought but have you considered using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting for homemade ?

fettpett
03-26-2012, 11:24 AM
Just a thought but have you considered using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting for homemade ?

yeah, thats what i've been looking at as well, thought about using wood frame as well

Odysseus
03-26-2012, 11:36 AM
If you want to do it on the cheap, this might work: http://www.generaljims.com/shop/product.cfm?p=12





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fettpett
03-28-2012, 09:37 PM
well, instead of a hoop house, decided to do a-frame cold frame instead

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/540817_3666521465328_1343539940_33666611_634407293 _n.jpg

this is what we got so far, going to turn the 12' 2x3 on it's side instead to give it more stability, as well as doing a cross from the top to the middle support.

Rockntractor
03-28-2012, 09:46 PM
well, instead of a hoop house, decided to do a-frame cold frame instead

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/540817_3666521465328_1343539940_33666611_634407293 _n.jpg

this is what we got so far, going to turn the 12' 2x3 on it's side instead to give it more stability, as well as doing a cross from the top to the middle support.

another way is to bend cattle, hog or horse panels into a u-shape and put your covering over that.

fettpett
03-28-2012, 09:56 PM
another way is to bend cattle, hog or horse panels into a u-shape and put your covering over that.

that may work, the beds themsleves are 6'x12' so idk if they would be long enough to bend into the proper height. The people that lived there before we did put the raised beds in, I don't really like it, but it's there and I'll deal with it for now, when I have more time I'll probably move the ones closest to the garage and do a proper hoop house over the other ones and the moved ones.

Rockntractor
03-28-2012, 10:06 PM
that may work, the beds themsleves are 6'x12' so idk if they would be long enough to bend into the proper height. The people that lived there before we did put the raised beds in, I don't really like it, but it's there and I'll deal with it for now, when I have more time I'll probably move the ones closest to the garage and do a proper hoop house over the other ones and the moved ones.

When I use the panels I also use railroad ties for the ground frames.
Drill holes through the ties and drive 1/2 - 5/8s re-bar 3' long through tie and into ground to hold ties in place( no need to fasten corners, they will go nowhere) I use the 1/2 re-bar and pound it in with a pneumatic palm-driver.

AmPat
03-30-2012, 10:45 AM
When I use the panels I also use railroad ties for the ground frames.
Drill holes through the ties and drive 1/2 - 5/8s re-bar 3' long through tie and into ground to hold ties in place( no need to fasten corners, they will go nowhere) I use the 1/2 re-bar and pound it in with a pneumatic palm-driver.
Rock, is the ranch house cozy? If the balloon goes up, I'm coming south. Get used to it!

Rockntractor
04-02-2012, 03:55 PM
Here is an all year green house I built from horse panels, railroad tie ground frame self supporting with peak.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMAG0071.jpg

fettpett
04-17-2012, 06:39 PM
looks good. I'll post pics of what I've done so far. However I'm having problems with the grommets I put in the plastic to hold it down as they rip the plastic when i put them in.

Articulate_Ape
04-17-2012, 06:48 PM
looks good. I'll post pics of what I've done so far. However I'm having problems with the grommets I put in the plastic to hold it down as they rip the plastic when i put them in.

WireLock/Wiggle wire.


http://youtu.be/Pata3PZB5m8


http://youtu.be/p2M728SVo5A

fettpett
04-17-2012, 06:56 PM
thanks!

Articulate_Ape
04-17-2012, 07:02 PM
thanks!

No worries. If you can't find it at a local supplier, places like Hummert's (http://www.hummert.com/ProductDetail.aspx?Page=ProductSearchList.aspx&ID=4125&Text=wiggle) sell it (and tons of other greenhouse related products) online.

Articulate_Ape
04-17-2012, 07:07 PM
Here is an all year green house I built from horse panels, railroad tie ground frame self supporting with peak.
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/IMAG0071.jpg

That is f'n brilliant, Rock! I have been wondering how I could have a small veggie garden and keep the deer out (we have an assload of them and can't shoot 'em :mad-new:). This would be perfect. I may try this idea.