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I'm going to give one a go and then decide if I want and need a bigger version after I have played with this one for a season or two.
Bugger! I will keep that in mind Kai.
kai;498320 wrote: I bought a similar but larger one last week. They are a nightmare to assemble. It said it takes two people half a day, took me with help a week to put it together. The instructions are dire, I had to disassemble it several times in order to do instructions that were included in the wrong order.
Also the nuts are fiddle to handle, if you have some weed matting or similar put that down, because you will drop many of them and have to fish in the soil to find them.
If it is put together by dropping bolts down into a channel, use masking tape to stop them slipping too far down as they will slip out of your fingers.
Hope that helps.
I bought mine with the intention of dabbling with tomatoes, eggplants and other summer vege seeds/seedlings and if successful going the whole hog next fielddays and buying a bigger stronger version.
The Other Half and I have debated as to whether to go glass or poly tunnel so this is a great opportunity at a reasonable price to have a play around.
This was the old one being extended. The original one sat this end of the base, and we took the glass off, unbolted it and trundled it along the base extension. We then built the Tauranga piece onto the end.
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Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S
We haven't had any wind here since I put it up, I will know better if it withstands it well or collapses into a heap. I had a small cheap thing from the warehouse last year which was great for seedlings until the shelves I had in there fell over in strong winds and I lost the lot. I had a bumper crop of aubergines though which I want to repeat.
max2;498409 wrote: Many thanks Kai for those tips and the photo. Are you happy with it? What are your planting plans?
I need to get sowing stuff today.
Ours has been up for a few months now and as previously mentioned the instructions are awful. Continually undoing screws to re-fit a piece not ideally drawn or explained on the instructions.
But what I wanted to say is I have seen these come up a few more times since I initially posted and I would worry if someone was on a tight budget and were putting their faith into buying one after my post.
so far we have had a few panels blow out (which fortunately we have located relatively quickly) but there is no way of telling what is the ''right side'' to be re-installing the sheeting.
I also have duct tape holding most of my panels in now too. We screwed the bottom bracket onto a wooden base which has helped keep it in location.
I think it will probably see through winter, but I wouldn't take bets on it lasting any longer.
for me it did exactly what I expected it to do and has encouraged me to look at permanent ones next fielddays. But please if you are really struggling $$ wise, don't buy one of these for long term life span.
Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.
Its in a relatively protected spot compared to some of the winds we get here and my guess its not going to see me through a year.... just as long as everyone knows.
Itself in a big wind. The panels flew All over the neighbourhood and the frame buckled beyond repair. I won't be getting another cheap one. The polycarbonate was rubbish as well -'started getting brittle flaky and discoloured after 2 years and the strips between frame and sheets buckled, cracked and discoloured.
Summary - It was rubbish. I will pay more for better quality next time
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