After assembling a greenhouse frame from PVC and expecting the plastic
covering to be no ploblem using tape to secure it I've found tape wont
stick to the plastic(clear plastic tape, 3M plastic tape & duct tape).
Can someone give me some ideas of what will help secure the plastic
sheet to the frame?
Never tried it, so I'm not sure.
Some heavy utility clips from Lowe's maybe?
Bungees for the end pieces?
Sounds like some creativity might be called for!
I'd pull it tight and concentrate mostly on the ends...
Sprout the Mung Bean to reply...
There is no need to change the world. All we have to do is toilet train the
Try cutting some of the PVC into maybe 1" lengths and then cutting the
length down the middle. Wrap the plastic around the frame and then force
the "clip" over both the plastic and the frame - I don't think you'll find
a tighter joining system although you may need to go one diameter larger
for the clip pieces depending on how accurately machined the originals are.
You might even be able to use poly-pipe (irrigation tubing) to make the
"clips" if you have some of an appropriate size "laying around".
Well, that was (nearly) the ultimate test of the "clips" :) - if the
plastic ripped rather than coming off of the frame then you've definitely
done something right!
I can't think of anything different to chicken wire to fix the ripping
problem though :(
I'll give it a try. At the baseboard you bolt a piece of aluminum that if
you looked at it on the end would resemble a [ except the two small edges
would come to the center a little. Then you put the plastic on. It is held
in place by a piece of stainless steel wire in this shape _/-\_. That
little dash between the oblique marks should be at the top. You just lace
it in the C channel and it will hold the plastic till the cows come home. I
just replaced my plastic after 3 years. I put a double layer on with a
little slack between layers and have a small fan on the inside of the
greenhouse that pumps air between the layers to give you that extra
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il 3 Apr 2005 07:06:49 -0700, "Tommy Of Earth" ha scritto:
You may need special clips to fit around the pvc pipe. I have used
bulldog clips to hold windbreak (or plastic) to round pipes but they
do go rusty. They work OK Someone else used split pipes, eg: C +[ O
, to go over the top of the pipes and plastic, I haven't tried
that. I'd imagine the clip would have to be quite springy, tight
enough to require force to remove, but not sharp enough to cut the
plastic (altho tape applied under make spread the load). At the
moment I'm using No. 8 wire hoops with plastic held on by plastic
clothes pegs. Anything to avoid paying a fortune for specialised
Nothing sticks to plastic that's in the open elements. If I was flush
with money I'd consider a double row of wire hoops, with the plastic
held between. I mean you could even consider rope tied over the top
if wind is a problem. When it comes to high winds I would even fling
a huge sunscreen cloth I'd been given, over the whole shebang to cut
down the wind. It worked fine too.
Perhaps a look at commercial setups of similar greenhouses will give
you ideas for fasteners.
Loki [ Brevity is the soul of wit. W.Shakespeare ]
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