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How would you seal the seams of a clear plastic greenhouse? Answered

I want to connect pieces of clear heavy plastic together to make a house-shaped greenhouse, without using tape. Would a hot glue gun work or would it melt the plastic? Could I sew the pieces together or would the needle holes cause ripping? I'm afraid to use tape because I don't think it would stay on long term. If anyone has done this successfully, please share how you did it. Thanks!

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iPodGuy
iPodGuy

11 years ago

You can get clear duct tape

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arnold54
arnold54

Answer 11 years ago

I've never heard of clear duct tape -- would that hold well? Would the sun cause it to melt off? Our summers here get really hot. If that would work, that would be a solution.

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iPodGuy
iPodGuy

Answer 11 years ago

Now that duct tape has become so popular for making projects, you can find different colors in craft shops and hardware stores. I've used the clear before, and if my greenhouse didn't get destroyed by snow, then that's what I planned to use to patch it.

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arnold54
arnold54

Answer 11 years ago

Thanks for the info. You're in cold country and I'm where it gets extremely hot in the summer -- hopefully venting the plastic will keep my starter plants from frying. Have you recreated your greenhouse, and if so, did you go with plastic again?

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iPodGuy
iPodGuy

Answer 11 years ago

Nah, I'm still aggravated by the whole thing. I'm going to yank it down and put up a grape arbor.