[Grovenet] Possible Subject

Walt Wentz waltw at teleport.com
Thu Sep 29 13:44:32 PDT 2011


All good ideas, Don. A small fan with a thermostat switch and low- 
pressure shutters would certainly take some of the work out of  
operating a small greenhouse.
WW
On Sep 29, 2011, at 12:24 PM, donkelly wrote:

> Walt, you might expand your request to include old shower/tub  
> sliding doors.
>
> Newer ones will include tempered glass, while older ones will  
> include translucent plastic panels, or even the old plate glass  
> reinforced by wire mesh.
>
> The latter two can be cut to size and will let the sun into a solar  
> warmed area.
>
> For ventilation, like air trapped in an attic gets hot, you might  
> consider installing a solar panel to drive a small ventilating fan  
> by thermostatic control.
>
> On the other hand, a traditional 120 volt fan in compact size can  
> be driven by less than a one amp load, which could be more  
> economical, at first, than the solar panel setup.
>
> don
>
> PS: Could a Hojo Motor help you?
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Walt Wentz" <waltw at teleport.com>
> To: "Forest Grove local interests list" <grovenet at rdrop.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:25:07 AM
> Subject: Re: [Grovenet] Possible Subject
>
> That's true, Don, they can't be cut. You have to design the building
> to the glass panels' measurements-- not too difficult until you get
> to the gables, which have to be cut from plate glass, fiberglass roof
> panels or, worse, plywood. But since the gables would have to be
> hinged for ventilation anyway, I suppose a lighter-weight material
> would be an advantage there.
> WW
> On Sep 29, 2011, at 10:26 AM, donkelly wrote:
>
>> Tempered glass panels should be good for a green house.
>>
>> Downside? You can't cut them to size.
>>
>> don
>>
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Walt Wentz" <waltw at teleport.com>
>> To: "Forest Grove local interests list" <grovenet at rdrop.com>
>> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:00:24 AM
>> Subject: [Grovenet] Possible Subject
>>
>> Anybody have some tempered glass panels (as in old sliding patio
>> doors) that they want to get rid of? I'm trying to accumulate enough
>> to build a greenhouse.
>> WW
>> On Sep 29, 2011, at 8:26 AM, Steele, Mike wrote:
>>
>>> Jeff...thanks.  Much appreciated.
>>>
>>> The calm before the storm?
>>>
>>> No lost cats?
>>>
>>> Rutabagas out of season?
>>>
>>> --Mike
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: grovenet-bounces at rdrop.com [mailto:grovenet-
>>> bounces at rdrop.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Howden
>>> Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2011 8:11 AM
>>> To: Forest Grove local interests list
>>> Subject: Re: [Grovenet] Checking in
>>>
>>> Mike,
>>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 8:06 AM, Steele, Mike
>>> <steelem at pacificu.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>>> G-Nuts...I'm assuming that the usual lively chit-chat has been  
>>>> going
>>>> on these past two weeks...but I'm not seeing any.  How do I find  
>>>> out
>>>> if I have somehow managed to delete myself from the friendly
>>>> confines of G-Net?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Yeah, I thought that too with how quiet it's been.  To check, I
>>> just went to the archive online to see if there were lots of posts
>>> I wasn't getting.
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>>> http://rdrop.com/pipermail/grovenet/
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