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A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremiah Robinson Jul 30, 2014. 42 Replies

First off, happy 2014 fellow aquapons! I am building a winter-ready greenhouse this spring, currently building a materials/cost list which led me to some questions you all may have valuable…Continue

Advice on Poly Tank FT Requested

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Carr Jul 10, 2012. 17 Replies

I think I have found a fairly good deal on a 1550 gal horizontal poly tank. I was thinking I could cut out the top and maybe put hinges on it, and use the top portion as a lid. Is there any reason…Continue

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Jeremiah Robinson replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"That sounds great!  Love to see pictures as it comes along!"
Jul 30, 2014
Aquamaple replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"I never said it would be cheap, but it WILL work!"
Jul 30, 2014
Aquamaple replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"I forgot to relay one of my most exciting developments! My wife wants a cellar for food storage and a place for me to store all my homemade wine. SO... I think I'll just build it deep undergound and big enough that it can accommodate sump tanks…"
Jul 30, 2014
Jeff S replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Last year when cold weather hit I rushed and built an 8x10 GH. I was happy with the results but struggled to keep it warm. This year I am expanding to 14x21 but will be able to reuse the walls. I am anticipating no further growth but will be…"
Jul 29, 2014
Jeremiah Robinson replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"I did a bunch of research on SCHS for a customer recently.  They're gangbusters for cooling, but heating gain is minimal.  The real winter advantage is that they heat up the ground earlier in the season, which doesn't do much for…"
Jul 29, 2014
Sonja Martin Young replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"I chatted with our local guy about geothermal in our area. His take is that the systems that he uses would not be able to keep up with the temperature extremes in our area so I would still have to have a conventional heater and he ran some numbers…"
Jul 29, 2014
Aquamaple replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"I'm kind of thinking like Sonja where I plan to do it once. The structure I am planning will be too big to dig it all up a second time."
Jul 29, 2014
Jeff S replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Some how all this takes away the "hobby" aspect of aquaponics. But I'm just as guilty as anyone.I see an idea and I have to try it."
Jul 29, 2014
Aquamaple replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"I plan on geothermal heating / cooling for my water, and subterranean heating and cooling for the greenhouse."
Jul 29, 2014
Jeremiah Robinson replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Do you mean geothermal using a heat pump, or subterranean heating and cooling using air?"
Jul 29, 2014
Robert C. Wood replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"has anyone considered using geothermal floor heating and cooling. the reason that I ask is that in winter it heats the floor and in summer it cools the floor. it is a lot cheaper than natural gas and more environmentally friendly then using…"
Jul 29, 2014
Aquamaple replied to Aquamaple's discussion A Winter Greenhouse Construction Plan for Northerners
"Jeff, My thinking is an angular aggregate (like crushed limestone) set to a minimum pack-able depth might work very well. While a smooth floor surface might possibly allow a more free flow of liquids on their way to the drain, the benefit of…"
Jul 28, 2014

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