Greenhouse questions

Mar 26, 2020
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I was given 3 greenhouses, one was erect but missing its glass, the other was a twisted wreck and the third was still in the box but is missing some hardware. I have enough glass for one greenhouse.. i think.. i am not loving the glass it is big and fragile. I am worried about someone getting hurt or one of the animals getting into it. Harbor freight has a greenhouse that looks (in the picture) just like my 3. Only it comes with 2 layer polycarbonate panels. The ones i have came with 2 Empire propane furnaces and 2 exhaust fans and a bunch of control equipment.. so it is not a total waste. Question is had anyone used the harbor freight ones? Am i over looking some affordable material that I could reasonably use the greenhouses i have? I only want one complete one.
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I am going to watch this thread!
I want a greenhouse and looked at the harbor freight on but I want a lean-to greenhouse and thought of buying that greenhouse and cutting it down the peak to make a huge lean-to greenhouse.
I hope others have tried the harbor freight one!
 
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Ive had hot and cold with harbor freight. Im a tool nazi, so i am exceptionally critical, however for some things i have had good luck. I have sime tools i keep in my service truck that are theirntoo end... they ain’t great, but considering the abuse they take.. they arw pretty decent
 

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I live in the country (outskirts of town) and I would prefer corrugated plastic sheets cut down for windows instead of glass. My flock free ranges and two years ago I had a funnel cloud go through my yard. I would want to minimize anything getting shattered and the flock eating the glass.
 

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I have a harbor freight 6x8 greenhouse.
I did beef it up by attaching it to a heavy base that has long spikes driven into the ground. I also attached my wooden shelving to the framework to add rigidity.

Mine has been up a couple years and has withstood 2' of snow and several extreme wind storms.

This was last November.
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Mar 26, 2020
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I have a harbor freight 6x8 greenhouse.
I did beef it up by attaching it to a heavy base that has long spikes driven into the ground. I also attached my wooden shelving to the framework to add rigidity.

Mine has been up a couple years and has withstood 2' of snow and several extreme wind storms.

This was last November.
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How do the panels attach into The framing?
 
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Thanks! Their greenhouse is cheaper than i can buy that corrugated stuff to make new from what I have. I would like to get this for my wife for Christmas.. but it is currently backorded. I will call around and see if l any stores have it , there are 3 about an hour and a half from me in all directions
 

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Thanks! Their greenhouse is cheaper than i can buy that corrugated stuff to make new from what I have. I would like to get this for my wife for Christmas.. but it is currently backorded. I will call around and see if l any stores have it , there are 3 about an hour and a half from me in all directions

I know what you mean. Maybe that is why everyone gets upset if they lose a panel.
 

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