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Plastic greenhouse How to secure to ground?


 
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:44 am    Post subject: Plastic greenhouse How to secure to ground? Reply with quote

Hi all I've just got a plastic greehouse but I can't see how it will withstand the Irish weather. It came with 8 tent pegs to secure it to the ground but as its been quite windy these are coming up already and I'm afraid I can see it lasting. Anyone any other ideas how to secure it to the ground.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make a wooden frame at ground level. Drive a stout wooden peg into the ground at each corner, then run a length of timber from peg to peg and fasten the bottom of the polyhouse to the timber.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could also get rid of the pegs and instead wrap some rope around old paving slab/block at each eyelet and tie the rope of to the peg eyelets. The weight of the slabs will act as a strong anchor. With the rope wrapped arround the slab it is easy to tension the rope to get a firm anchor.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: greenhouse Reply with quote

Thanks for that guys its my project tomorrow to secure it better.
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