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Forum: Member Projects Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 13,885
Posted By shadytrake
Almost done! I have a thread on the greenhouse...

Almost done! I have a thread on the greenhouse section titled Harbor Freight Greenhouse. I'm so excited!
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening Yesterday, 12:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Hubby has mad skills! Look what he got done...

Hubby has mad skills! Look what he got done today!
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-29-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Thermal mass DONE! Tomorrow we build the...

Thermal mass DONE! Tomorrow we build the shelves. If all goes as planned, orchids will move in this weekend!
Forum: Member Projects 07-29-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 13,885
Posted By shadytrake
Update on my flask projects. I finally took...

Update on my flask projects. I finally took inventory of all orchids post heater theft. I have been avoiding it. But I have good news. These babies are a lot hardier than we give them credit for....
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-29-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Insulation tube completed and thermal mass fill...

Insulation tube completed and thermal mass fill is done. We will seal it tomorrow with concrete. Then all that is left are the barrel welds and the clean out access panel.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-28-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Insulation tube installed! Tomorrow we round it...

Insulation tube installed! Tomorrow we round it off with refractory and trim. Then we should be able to finish the heater and proceed to finishing the shelves.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Hi Cambria, The heat riser will have a 10"...

Hi Cambria,

The heat riser will have a 10" tube surrounding it packed with perlite for insulation. That will be tonight's project if my back will stop with the spasms. The top will be slanted...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-25-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Almost ready for firing it up!

Almost ready for firing it up!
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-25-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
It shouldn't. The reason they do that is to...

It shouldn't. The reason they do that is to create a couch or a bed with no cold spots. Mine is just a narrow run through the GH so looping back is not needed.

I started the build on the heat...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-24-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
More updates as we get to the home stretch. We...

More updates as we get to the home stretch. We have completed 1/2 of the rocket mass heater. Once the refractory cement dries, I will be able to finish the build and we can put the heat riser...
Forum: Member Projects 07-24-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 26,844
Posted By shadytrake
Well, the coconut husk finally rotted out so I...

Well, the coconut husk finally rotted out so I had to move mine. I put it on another mount and it promptly put out two new spikes. I kind of wish it would put out new growths, but I really like the...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-17-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Hi there and thanks! Yes it will burn pellets,...

Hi there and thanks! Yes it will burn pellets, but there is more ash build up. Check out Zero Fossil Fuel's videos on YouTube. He did extensive experiments with pellets for the Rocket Stove.
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Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-17-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
We are starting to get into the fun stuff for the...

We are starting to get into the fun stuff for the greenhouse! The customized upgrades that make all of the sweat equity worthwhile.

Yesterday we installed the swamp cooler. After all of the...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-14-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Lots to report. Making the big push to complete...

Lots to report. Making the big push to complete the GH by August 4 (the end of my vacation). I have learned how to lay brick and the rocket mass heater is coming along.

We have lights! Found...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 07-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 307
Posted By shadytrake
We are going to heat ours off the grid...

We are going to heat ours off the grid (hopefully). We are building a rocket mass heater. It is pretty darn cool. Rocket Mass Heaters (http://www.inspirationgreen.com/rocket-mass-heaters.html)
Forum: Member Projects 07-14-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 13,885
Posted By shadytrake
Hi All, Got caught by a rain and HAIL storm...

Hi All,

Got caught by a rain and HAIL storm today so took shelter in the shade house. Took this snap of my Cattleya intermedia babies. They are doing great especially after surviving the stolen...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-30-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Well we are finally swimming out from the massive...

Well we are finally swimming out from the massive rain we had this past week and weekend. Reports are that we got from 6 to 10 inches of rain. My redneck rain gauge shows 10". :rofl: This wheelbarrow...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-30-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,414
Posted By shadytrake
Very nice! Love the color.

Very nice! Love the color.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-29-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Such a bummer when the city requires a bunch of...

Such a bummer when the city requires a bunch of stuff because a few bad "apples" spoiled it for everyone.

Here, an accessory building under 25' tall does not require a permit for the structure...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-29-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Well the skies decided to open up and rain today...

Well the skies decided to open up and rain today so not much to do. So we decided to rough together the RMH! We got it basically clamped together enough for a test and got a burn. We think the burn...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-27-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
I'm so tired that I'm having trouble typing. LOL....

I'm so tired that I'm having trouble typing. LOL. 1000 bricks in two truckloads. Then I got a wild hair and decided to clean the driveway. Hubby is still outside working on the wiring. Now that we...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-27-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Several updates. The trench is done! Wiring and...

Several updates. The trench is done! Wiring and water is buried, tested, and back filled. That was exhausting, but I saved $118 plus tax.

We have finished adding the new circuit breakers, but they...
Forum: Orchids in Bloom 06-18-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By shadytrake
A few bloomers

A few bloomers in the shade house.
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Craigslist score! Someone posted free brick on...

Craigslist score! Someone posted free brick on the curb so we hauled butt over there at 10pm tonight and picked it up. It isn't good enough to use for the thermal box, but it makes great rubble for...
Forum: Greenhouse Gardening 06-18-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 43
Posted By shadytrake
Monday's update. We are moving right along with...

Monday's update. We are moving right along with the project this evening. I'm out here supervising and taking pictures. Hubby is putting up the shelf supports. We liked the previous design that we...
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