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The foundation... if you want to call it that... consists of PT 2X4s of various lengths.
I frequently think of this type of GH as a Walk-In-Cloche.
I currently have poked a hole underneath it to run my extension cords for my heaters... and backfilled it with the soil.
I suppose I could do the same with the MC4 cables.
I was looking to step it up a bit to something more elegant... if you can call it that.
PVC conduit was something I was considering. Inexpensive, flexible and waterproof.

Kevin




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I've got 2 MC4 cables for my solar panel system I need to run underground into the greenhouse.
I've been looking at PVC conduit.
The plan is to run them under the GH wall without compromising its air tightness.
Any ideas how best to accomplish this?
Here's the chain...

Grape 100w Panel


Pair of MC4 Cables:


SUAOKI Portable Power Station:


Bonnio Infinity Zero Gravity Chair:






Thanks.

Kevin




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In the past I would bring my plants into one of my 2 smaller greenhouses for the winter and then bring them back out for warmer weather... which here is about 8-9 months out of the year.
My plan now is to leave them in place year-round.
It gets old dragging 20 gallon containers in and out twice a year.

Kevin

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Batten details:






I spent an hour ripping PT 2X6s on the table saw and fastened them with outdoor rated pocket screws... minus the pockets of course.

When warm weather returns I'll be able to easily remove the battens on the south facing side and roll up the plastic for excellent ventilation.

That's the plan anyway.

Kevin


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I agree... nice set-up... well thought out.

Kevin

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Thank you...
You are too kind!

Kevin


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Both doors open for better ventilation on sunny days:




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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Photos From The Citrus Dome
« on: December 02, 2019, 10:27:45 PM »
Here's a couple of photos from one I picked last year:





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I wish my name was Brain.
Interesting thread.

kj


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Photos From The Citrus Dome
« on: December 02, 2019, 12:52:38 AM »
The Pink ones are a Finger Lime/Key Lime cross.
The Key Lime was pollinated by the Finger Lime.
I know this because the seeds came from a Key Lime fruit that was growing near my Finger Lime.
Thank you Bumble Bees!

Kevin


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Thank you... I know what you mean.

Kevin


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Photos From The Citrus Dome
« on: December 01, 2019, 04:14:22 PM »
Containerized. and yes... in the Starplate Dome.

Kevin

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Brad,
I live in an inner city neighborhood... and I have about .5 acres to work with.
I would certainly love to be set up in your situation with plenty of room to stretch out.

Kevin




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Thank you!
It was fun to work on... plus now I have space for more plants!

Kevin

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Photos From The Citrus Dome
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:24:49 PM »
Owari and Brown Select Satsumas, Mayer Lemons, Key Limes, Persian Limes, Finger Lime Key Lime Cross:






















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Mostly finished...Plants installed:
















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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitanga / Surinam Flowering
« on: November 23, 2019, 03:17:01 PM »
What's your definition of weird?

Kevin

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Waterproofing the wall panels:


Door Hardware details:

Stainless:

Galvanized:


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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Pitanga / Surinam Flowering
« on: November 23, 2019, 08:28:58 AM »
Cricket Man,
What are the fruiting characteristics of the "Dasyblasta"?

Kevin

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Geodesic dome greenhouse build
« on: November 22, 2019, 12:40:52 PM »
Beautiful! Functional!
And a work of art!

Kevin

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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Greenhouse heating invention
« on: November 21, 2019, 09:03:02 AM »
Looks good!
How will you feed your combustion material (wood, etc) into the stove?
Also... is that woven greenhouse plastic I see on your dome?
If so... how is that material to work with?
I've been looking into using that material as well.
Thanks
Kevin

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Ingenius Mark!
Sounds sort of like the same principal as the vent of my clothes dryer.

I have two largish doors.... on the east and west ends...approximately 4X8.
Extra large to pass containerized plants in and out with minimal damage.
And to be opened for temp regulation on hot days.
The south wall plastic is designed to roll up for warm weather.
I may need some sort of ridge vent on the north wall as well.
Haven't sorted that out yet.

Kevin

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Sounds nice.

Kevin


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More construction pix

Lumber loaded from Home Depot:



Layout:





Gusset Details:







Lots of clamps while Gorilla Glue drys:



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Recycled brick paver path being laid....






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