Green House gets a bath

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  1. Mar 25, 2020 #1

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    I decided it was time to power wash the GH after 3 yrs of neglect. The roof was the worse part getting all the grunge off. Total hours was around 7 with 5 of those hours operating the power sprayer but it was worth it. Initial spraying of the top half 20200319_104301.jpg 20200319_152639.jpg 20200323_163849.jpg
     
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    Nice and bright now
     
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    You'll be amazed at the growth you get this spring.

    Cleaning is the ONLY thing I don't miss, now that I don't have a greenhouse any longer.
     
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    Very nice, solid setup!! Your catts will like it indefinitely, what are those paphs in bloom? Looks like a parashii hybrid...and the other one, looks like an anitum hybrid???
     
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    Good job. Your plants are going to love you for it.
     
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    Now you'll need shade cloth!
     
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    I think you guys are correct, the plants already loving it. Stephen is probably right too. It was very bright at 4PM today and the high was 87F on the max/ min thermometer. My wet wall wasn't set correctly so it never came on. That's been fixed but I discovered one of the three exhaust fans not working. All 3 need to run to make the wall efficient. I'll deal with it this weekend and get back on track for a strong growing season!
     
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    Thanks for the reminder, I just did mine and it is amazing how much crap builds up over the course of a year without really being noticeable until the scrubbing starts.
     

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    20200326_182934.jpg 20200326_183021.jpg Well, Stephen was right. I added another section of cloth to the west side of the roof. I also added a small section to the west wall. Before I took all the cloth off for cleaning the west was double layered but putting it back up I ended up with a single layer in the middle of the run. I left it that way to see how it would do. I ended up adding a pc there too.
     
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    UPDATE: One of my three exhaust fans went out on me so replaced it today. A fairly simple project pull the protective hardware cloth off the inside and louver from the outside, throw the breaker, unwire and un- bolt it.
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    I needed the motor mount from the old unit to do the re-install so I fouled around trying to take the fan off the shaft. Finally I said the hell with it and got my torch out and burnt it off. LOL.

    Here's the new one, it came out of my old A/C unit. The fan came off easley. Back up and running! 20200328_093438.jpg 20200328_120538.jpg

    Add the louver and test again
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    Good work! I just finished the same. Yes, It is so much brighter. Is a power washer fun to operate???
     
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    You get a great upper body workout!
     
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    Looks good. Looks like no drought too.
     
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    That's right Eric. That bad drought was in 2010! So long ago it seems now.
     

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