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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    well, instead of a hoop house, decided to do a-frame cold frame instead



    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    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.
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    Here is an all year green house I built from horse panels, railroad tie ground frame self supporting with peak.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    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.
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    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    thanks!
    No worries. If you can't find it at a local supplier, places like Hummert's sell it (and tons of other greenhouse related products) online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Here is an all year green house I built from horse panels, railroad tie ground frame self supporting with peak.
    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 ). This would be perfect. I may try this idea.
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