Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).

Creating dwarf wall in existing greenhouse


 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
TMAK
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 08 Aug 2014
Posts: 86
Location: Co. Roscommon

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:16 pm    Post subject: Creating dwarf wall in existing greenhouse Reply with quote

Hi quick question again.
I have just got my hands on a new greenhouse. But the problem is Im short glass.
I was thinking I really have no need to have glass all the way to the ground. Any ideas what I could use on the bottom half of the greenhouse instead of glass. The existing frame is aluminum. Not sure how I would fix wood to the frame.
Cheers.
Tommy

_________________
Tommy K
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 5043
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glass can be expensive alright. When I put my glasshouse together a few years ago I needed approx. 80 panes at 450 * 600mm at 22 each. A considerable sum. So I contacted people who work for window fitting firms who will be removing single glazed windows and replacing them with double glazed units. Got them at a fraction of the price and he cut them to the right size for me as well.
My guess is that you need glazing all the way down for light purposes. Why change the design when the glasshouse manufacturers know better than us? Also, mine has vents at the bottom and in the roof to promote cross ventilation, do you not need this?

_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TMAK
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 08 Aug 2014
Posts: 86
Location: Co. Roscommon

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers tagwex. I was finding glass very expensive and was figuring if I did the low wall it would cut back on costs. Seeing as I grow nearly everything on a bench I figured I wouldnt need the light on the lower half. I had some luck this week and scavenged a few more panes so it looks like I might make it. Or very close.
I have some panes but they are just shy of the with needed. 60cm x 60cm. I need them 61cm wide. Sickened.
Could I silicone 2 pieces together a 4 or 5cm strip down the side of one with an overlap.?

_________________
Tommy K
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 5043
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could but the wind might have a say in its longevity. You should use the area under the benches too. Double your growing room.
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Blowin
Rank attained: Vegetable garden tender


Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 901
Location: Drimoleague, Co Cork

PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not thought of a thin strip of wood down the side to fill the gap?
_________________
A novice gardener on newly cultivated, stoney ground.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sue Deacon
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 31 Dec 2014
Posts: 1996
Location: West Fermanagh

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lost a couple of panes of glass (opposite corners!) in my greenhouse. I (or rather Dave - I hate handling glass) took out the remaining pane from the 'shady' side and put it in the sunny side. Then filled in the gap on the shady side with some acrylic that we had left over from another job. We stopped it flexing in the wind by the addition of a couple of garden canes across the frame. That was five years ago. They are still there!
_________________
Be humble, for you are made of earth
Be noble, for you are made of stars
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TMAK
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 08 Aug 2014
Posts: 86
Location: Co. Roscommon

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a lot of begging I got enough glass to do the whole greeenhouse. Then came the ripping apart double glazed units and cuts, broken panes, and a lot of swearing out loud. But I got there in the end and did it without needing stitches.
Thanks for all your help and advice
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 5043
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought glass used in double glazing was toughened and therefore couldn't be cut. There must be exceptions I suppose.
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TMAK
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 08 Aug 2014
Posts: 86
Location: Co. Roscommon

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
I thought glass used in double glazing was toughened and therefore couldn't be cut. There must be exceptions I suppose.


I was afraid of that too tagwex but I didnt come across any of it in what I got. I think it may only be the full length panels you see in patio doors but could be wrong.

_________________
Tommy K
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 5043
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could be right. Safety glass has to be used from floor level up to 900mm which would then encapsulate patio doors and deep windows.
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc). All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2018 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)