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I'm picking up my new(actually old but never assembled kit) greenhouse tomorrow. Am renting a 26ft. truck and picking it up. It will sit until I can figure out how to do the foundation work for a new 14 x 20' greenhouse. I hired someone to do the footings for my current 12' x 18' so this is going to be fun....NOT. I'm insane and I need help.:crazy:

The good news is this new g.h. will be to mainly house my paphs and shade lovers. So, lots of room for breeding and new purchases:drool:
 

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Congrats make sure to take photos for us. So now does this mean baby paphs for all when you start breeding :poke:
 

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If I can actually part with them and if you all have some green items to pay my winter propane bill!:wink:
 

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It may be simpler to do a raised foundation/than to excavate for a slab or gravel, but then heating becomes more of an issue. Think drainage, R factor, materials, heat, etc. in your planning. I wish I had vacation time because I love construction and would love to help.
 

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I have some algae ridden premium LECA
Ha! That's not on the line of green I was thinking of...

It may be simpler to do a raised foundation/than to excavate for a slab or gravel, but then heating becomes more of an issue. Think drainage, R factor, materials, heat, etc. in your planning. I wish I had vacation time because I love construction and would love to help.
Yes, I'll be doing some sort of raised foundation. Luckily we may get a week of frost in the winter so I don't have to fret too much. Drainage is already taken care of. I'm thinking a cement block foundation. But do to the weight I've read it's recommended you still have to trench out quite a bit and pour a cement footing for the block to sit on. I was hoping to just get away with the block but I may have to do some digging :< I wish you had vacation time too!!

My current g.h. is only on footings and mice get in. I won't be making that same mistake again.

We picked it up this afternoon and unloaded it. I'm pooped.
 

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exciting adventure. Wish I had my own but I like that I don't have heating bills. It is bad enough heating the home and the office here in the northeast :sob:
 

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Well, if it's any concillation to you both, this g.h. will be heated with propane for several reasons. My current g.h. is heated with natural gas and barely puts a blip on our overall bill. Propane is much more expensive so I may be very unhappily surprised come winter...but, more incentive to fill it up quick!
 
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How much do you actually have to heat it being in CA?
If natural gas barely puts a blip on our overall bill & propane is more expensive, then ..... I'm missing the reasons for using propane???
 

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Yes, I've got my reasons. Another gasline can't be added. I'm not a complete idiot, folks.:poke:
 

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I'm looking forward to trying out at least one of my 4 flow table set-ups. They are currently taking up a lot of space in the garage. This garage photo isn't mine, it's the man who custom made them, but you can get a general idea of how large they are. They're 4' x 8'.


 
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