Posted: 25/05/2013 at 23:16
Update - a while back i questioned about erecting a 6 x 10 ft glass greenhouse - sitting it on breezeblocks to give it extra height..and also not wanting a 'step in' instead extending the length of the door etc..
I received some very helpful replies from various members.
I have now laid to rows of breezeblocks ( med - high density ) laying them flat and crucially..hopefully..all square and level!
My question is this...I want to bolt onto the breezeblocks ( once cement is dry etc ) the 'aluminum?' base which the greenhouse came with. Realise I dont have to do this and could attach frame straight onto my level breezeblock wall..but seeing as the whole point was to add height may as well use the base.
So - How do I attach the base to the breezeblock wall? Can I simply...drill?? into the aluminum base ( easy? ) and raw plug the breezeblocks? Any ideas? best...strongest method ? Any particular screw?? a normal..wall rawplug...?
The greenhouse came with...along with typical complicated instructions!!... 6 metal..I call them 'spikes' but just metal pieces...which....im guessing i should..if i could of..cement/stuck into the ground. Annoyingly the metal 'spikes' are for the corners...so..in effect...as Im not going to be using them..I still HAVE TO cut the metal 'spikes' in order to use the piece with the 2 screw holes which are needed as corners for the base. I mean all this..because..Im not 100% thats what they are for? Any thoughts? Came in the base box, 6 metal 'pieces' about 12 inches..cornered..so clearly meant for the corners of the base -..so..do i just cut these?
Final..final question..quickie if you know the answer..cutting aluminum. Not just the unwanted portion of the 'spikes/metal pieces' but part of the Base where the door goes etc..as..mentioned..i dont want a step in..so a 2 ft portion needs to go. A little saw do the job?
Thoughts..musings...answers...more than welcome. Thanks for your times. Waiting on breezeblock wall to dry out before i start next stage..and yes..have taken photos to share..once all up and level etc etc