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Waw, well done! It looks fantastic & beautiful to have in the garden too! :)
Greenhouse From Old Windows
....or you could do what we did. There is an abandoned (repo'd by the bank actually) house next door that was built in 1900. We bought it to demo for the lot. I'm scraping EVERYTHING I can out of that house before the bulldozer and backhoe come. Windows, doors, (for a greenhouse build project) brick basement walls (for a grill pit, later) Anything I don't use and is worth $ to get out, i'm having a reclamation company come get it and pay me for the pleasure :)
just turn the windows around so the inside is facing outwards.
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i'm not sure which greenhouse you are talking about. Mine has a 12' high roof.And yes, it is the perfect for seedling starting, I use lights to get thing started early.I have citrus growing in pots and my tomatoes, all 30 of them, are growing vertically on strings, (youtube that, it's amazing and easy) and below them, all the way around are lettuces, leeks, radishes, onions, and some herbs and other stuff too!
my greenhouse will be heavily sealed at every window. I need to control the temperature, breeze, etc. just like a "real" house. I have a high vent that is chocked open 24/7/365. I have a fan installed diagonally across from it on a thermostat. I keep it's vents propped open during growing time. I open the door EVERY morning during Spring/Summer growing season and shut it every night. I also have 2 pop-up roof vents that also stay open all Spring/Summer.Do not go cheap on vents, fans and thermostats in a "real" greenhouse like mine. They are THE most important items in there!
no Violet, your not missing anything. His statement, (michigan dave), was about the plastic changing over time. Yes it will need replacing eventually. As it is getting brittle after 2 years of "weather". However, if you've read this string, you'll see where I addressed that.
How inspirational! I have been collecting wood windows for years now. I Love how simple & unique this looks. How big is it & about how many windows did you use? I know they're not all the same size but can you at least tell me approx how many small, med & large you used? What are you using as a door? What is the biggest window that you have? Appreciate you being willing to let me ask so many questions. I seek knowledge.~Michelle
Wow, I have to try this.
And is 220ohms resistor enough to make ultrabright leds lit up? Or what happens to the leds if i press buttons simultaneously?
Hi guys! just have a question on the led part. Does it light up on press?.. cause if it is... this is freaking awesome. Im planning to make a midi fighter style out of this project.
Asbestos is extremely dangerous if you handle it. Left alone inside walls or on the exterior is ok as long as you don't drill a hole and release the fibers into the air where they will be breathed in by you or your family. To suggest that it is safe to handle it is little irresponsible as someone on here may read your post and attempt to do so. - IronM7
yes - as new windows get more expensive, more & more people are turning to recycling companies to get their windows. And if they have an older house these would keep the "flavour" of the older home. Triple paned windows are not only expensive but don't match homes of older eras.I would want to know where the recycling companies exist that don't charge an arm & a leg for old, recycled windows! They're becoming increasingly rare! - tallulah_B
Again; waving at the windmills.There are several types of asbestos and not a few floating fibers of the worst kind are a reason to panic. People who worked for years in the mines were at risk. People who worked for years in the manufacturing industry were at risk. People who dig into a bit of ASBESTOS CONTAINING MATERIAL are not at risk. Stop and think! Since asbestos was used in nearly every home built following WWII, how are there so many of us still alive to be a threat to Social Security? Not enough? Consider the tons of asbestos that was actually ground to dust fibers and exposed to the air in the hundreds of millions of brake linings since 1950. The 1986 ruling of the EPA was overturned due to its knee jerk nature. The fallout from those horror stories continue today; but to what end.Now, if we could only outlaw latex and peanut butter. - EwaldG
That's what I was thinking. Sink the cinder blocks in the ground a bit, place your 4x4 posts in (square them up) and pour cement into the hole. I think I'll lay ground cover then grab some patio stones that come on sale and use that as a floor. Maybe use 4x4s along the bottom outside edge of the structure as well, be a good, solid base I should think? Then frame away...I'm still trying to figure out what to use for 'glass' as old windows seem to be all the rage now, they're expensive! - IronM7
My office building was found to have asbestos "pegboard" as a cover for the ventilation ducts. It was painted maybe a dozen times over the years. An initial air quality evaluation gave a reading of 1.3 (in whatever units; we were not told). Total evacuation for two weeks by an army in hazmat suits gave us an all clear. The same air quality evaluation started at 10 and didn't go below 2 for ten years. The EPA told us that we were in a normal range.
Our windows are made with aluminum frame. If yours are made with wood, do not let them touch the soil. Note termites also invade concrete blocks and travel all over the house walls. So be ready to spray your green house with termite poison. - JuanO34
Especially in the South East of USA. Termites love us here. - NancyH6
What would you treat the windows with - Internet1212
I think the point in the original post was to re-glaze the windows to hold the glass in place and to avoid cold air getting in. It is not necessary to provide air flow through the structure. Venting is important when it gets too hot. In that case, convection is enough and does not require a fan. - EwaldG
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