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Greenhouse from garage doors

Postby Ginger » Apr 26, 2005 4:13 pm

What do you all think about building a greenhouse out of old garage doors that have window's in them? A friend had a friend that gave him about 400 doors! We were trying to think of something to do with them and he thought about greenhouses. He will have to seperate the panels and thinks two solid panels at ground level and then panels with windows the rest of the way up. Do you think it would work?

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Postby wishiwere » Apr 26, 2005 7:29 pm

Would he use windows for the top also? Sounds interesting....... This way you could insulate the bottom from snow and cold winds, which would help to lengthen the season. Make sure he takes pics as he does it :)
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Postby Old earth dog » Apr 26, 2005 11:49 pm

The humidity inside a gh would make all the wood high maintanence. If the're metal doors, you'll have a big heat transfer. Well worth it though,if they were given to you.
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Postby Ginger » Apr 27, 2005 3:00 pm

I think they are a vinyl type, but may be metal. They are insulated though, so would that help the heat transfer OED? I think he does plan to put panels with windows as the roof also. If he does get one designed and built I will send you pic's if it is actually usable!

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Postby Old earth dog » Apr 27, 2005 9:20 pm

If there insulated, that's great. Make sure you put some kind of caulk in between each section.
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Postby newtohosta-no more » May 09, 2005 5:41 am

I look forward to seeing pics! I love the idea of recycling things on hand. :)
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Postby Ginger » May 10, 2005 4:19 pm

He is still working on the design etc. I will sure send some pics if it actually happens!

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