Posted: 17/06/2013 at 23:30
Well - finally - my greenhouse is up.
I have a couple of questions however...
I tried to make my greenhouse as square/level as possible. The final result..well..it aint square or level but its..close. The glass all fits ( bar a couple of sheets a few millimeters out but got them in ), everything works and looks..ok.
But, the sides do appear to bow out slightly...certainly a curve going on if you look down the guttering..definately bow/bend shape slightly. Also, the roof - the bar going across the roof..certainly isnt level..again..seems to bend..slightly.
Now, my granddads/dads greenhouse up for years literally were leaning at 45 degree angles!! kindogf...so not overly concerned..but would be interested to know...why perhaps..it isnt dead level/square/staight.
Surprised at how..loose..well..wobbly...i mean..just weak to touch the backend of the greenhouse is. All else appears solid enough but the backend does appear..unsupported lets say. That a common feature? Im not missing any pieces etc
Finally..the glass is in..but..i didnt look properly at the instructions and didnt place the butterfly clips in the correct spaces..aka 12mm in the corners of some panes etc..Now, i have tried to rectify this and re-did a few of the panes...but i cant reach one side of the greenhouse because its now too close to the garage etc..
How important are those clips..in the right spaces? I note..water already seems to be logged inbetween the roof panes ( where the two glass panes meet/overlap clips hold them ) well theres a ridge of water there. Even on the panes which are properly butterfly clipped in
Any reason for this?
Any any tool that can take out and put in those butterfly clips? because my fingertips are hurting right now!!
So ,theres 4 questions..that aside..happy its up and i cemented the base etc..so although i feel it kinda slides on the base if you push it ( well it did before all the glass was in..it is only joined to the base via 12 small clips after all )..but feel i didnt do too bad a job. The spiders already seem to find it a nice place to call home!