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23 May 2017 15:09
is the glass tempered? as it might be the tempering process (or another glass treatment) breaking down in the UV light of the sun.See original post
The glass is umtempered
23 May 2017 14:38
so we have the huge task of greenhouse glass cleaning.
Some of the panes have cloudy white spots... it seems to go when washed but as it is drying it looks colourful and then when fully dry back to white cloudy patches. Mainly in the middle.
any ideas how to get rid of them?
22 May 2017 22:31
We have restored it. Cleaned and polished aluminium, new screws and nuts, and 50 out of 180 glass panels washed pristine.
it has been a good project but I'll be happy to get growing in there and not ever put a greenhouse up again
22 May 2017 22:26
My experience is similar to scroggins and I have also never seen one like that.
How about getting hold of more clips and using 8 per pane, 4 each side, on the lowest panes?See original post
Yes, I think we will have to do that. We haven't been able to find anything on the internet.
this greenhouse is 40-50 years old so who knows.
22 May 2017 20:30
I have put together a few aluminium greenhouses, normally there is a small ridge along the bottom of the roof line where it meets the side wall. The last pane of glass should butt up against this. If you have a different design then there should be some way of stopping the glass sliding down, the clips would probably hold it but there will be some form of retention for the glass.See original post
i just went out to look. I don't see I took some photos please take a look.
22 May 2017 17:15
So we have put a few lines of glass on the roof just to see how it all goes and to make sure everything is in order. What we have noticed is the last Payne that over laps the sides where the roof ends will it be safe with the dry glazing and the 4 clips? My husband is concerned that there is nothing else holding that last piece in. We thought there would be a little clip that you push up that is connected to the frame bit that comes down to secure it all? He was thinking of putting a blob of goo/sealant but we are not sure. We have tried looking online for clips but doesn't appear they exist
19 May 2017 20:18
I like your thinking Carlythielke but I can see the issues. It's a fabulous idea but practicality wise, maybe needs more thought. A 'fake' electric woodstove (which would be a possibility) would not quite do it IMO. It really depends on how much you want to have a woodstove in your gh and how big it is and how long you are planning to stay there. Personally speaking, as a lover of wood stoves, I would say if you are planning on staying there for ages, spend the money and do it! You probably wouldn't regret it. It would probably be used only on occasion and therefore probably wouldn't do the plants that much harm.....maybe even of some benefit as it would warm things up in the depths of winter.....just maybe. There would be some residual heat that would carry on after you retired to bed. You'd be doing it for yourselves primarily. It is important to follow the building regs though as it could be problematical or even dangerous otherwise. Good luck with the decision. How big is the gh?See original post
the greenhouse is 20feet by 10 feet
19 May 2017 13:56
Thank you for all your inputs. I think we will need to rethink this. We have a long way to go till winter anyway so it's not imminent
18 May 2017 23:54
any ideas on how to prevent them from coming back? They have gone back to my neighbours now but they caused havoc fr a year. Now our lawn is bumpy and full of holes.
We tried caster granules didn't work. Really not wanting to set traps at all.
I want to relieve the area they destroyed and rake in new soil and re grass but I'm not keen to do this if they will return.
does anyone have any experience with these
18 May 2017 23:35
the chimney might be hard to arrange unless you had a panel that wasn't glass. I think the expansion/heat/contraction would break glassSee original post
Hmmmm, ok. But I couldn't use a Paine of Perspex as it might melt. What else could I use? Also not thinking of running the tube up to the roof and having it poke out there but thinking of having it cone out of the side of the greenhouse.
18 May 2017 23:10
thinking of putting a wood burning stove into the greenhouse and hoping to do it bu October/November.
We will not be using a wood burning stove to heat the greenhouse. It is a big greenhouse and we thought it would be lovely to put a little chair and table in there so we can have tea in the evenings and look at the stars. The wood burning stove will purly be to keep us warm on winter nights whilst we have tea etc.
just wondering if anyone has actually done this and their approach etc.
thank you in advance
18 May 2017 13:20
How about lilac tree? There is a dwarf one which grows to 3m and the normal one which grows between 10-12 feet. They are pretty and not too unmanageable
or Japanese maple tree
09 May 2017 21:46
Thanks guys 😊
09 May 2017 21:41
it is the left hand side of this photo we are thinking of not doing glass....
09 May 2017 21:38
Oh sorry, there is a fence but it is a chai link fence and we put our own wooden fencing up for privacy
09 May 2017 18:55
I'm not worried about the light.... the other 3 sides are the major light traps.... I think if anything we will have trouble keeping it cool.
09 May 2017 18:45
I attempted to grow aubergines a couple of years ago.
my husband made a little container out of pine canes, cling film and gardening wire...... he made a little lid on the top and it had a little pine can handle so the lid could be propped open...... we put a little temp gauge in there and it got up to the mid 90's with the lid shut and a bit cooler with it propped open so we were able to control the temperatur. It was fun to do and experiment... and they were some of the best tasting aubergines I had grown😊
It wasn't very big maybe 1 ft x1ft
09 May 2017 18:27
we will be ready to start putting glass in our greenhouse in a week.
the greenhouse was originally a freeze on gumtree... one of those come and dismantle it and you can have it jobs.
its quite big at 18x10 and I did start cleaning the glass but it taking a four while. I just wondered if anyone had any better ideas as this is our first time installing one.
what I have been doing is using a squidgy for cleaning windows and using warm water ( it was previousely up for a decade or 2) and so the glass has some green edges we need to clean and a general clean for the rest. Then after water using windex...... however, it took 2 bottles just to get through about 20 panes.
any better ideas or solutions very welcome.
oh, and by the way! There is no such thing as a free greenhouse 😊 But it has been a wonderful project for us and I cannot wait to start using it!
08 May 2017 10:43
How about a plastic Perspex for that end? We are thinking of having a hot house within the greenhouse. Maybe 3feet out from that end.
08 May 2017 10:28
I brought some cheap nice solar lights from Poundland.... very pretty design. The batteries that came with them only lasted a few days. I brought some rechargeable amazon ones and have only had to charge once over winter and they last all night 😊