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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave336 View Post
    Lots of hard work. Don't suppose you would need any of the old cover for the ends? Do you have power out there?
    I have another complete end with a zipper door new but green. I'm going to order a replacement for the one in the picture but made with the new material & including a zipper door also. No power, I run extension cords.
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    Default Installing the New Cover on the Canopy

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    Finished installing all the felt strips on the frame. Last night I placed the new cover in the shop and turned up the heat. This morning the new cover is not stiff like it would have been but rolled right out with a bit of effort (its very heavy).

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    We used 3 ropes, one on each end and one in the middle to pull/walk the new cover right over the frame and seen here pulled the overlapping ends on the right side (outside) of the frame before tightening down.

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    For now I left the back panel in place while I wait on a new panel fabricated out of the white material. I'm ordering the new End Panel with the largest zipper door they will install.

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    These last pictures show 50% of the ratchets tightened enough to prevent movement be wind. Tomorrow I have to finish installing the ratchets.
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    Already looks nice. Heck I’m excited and it’s not even mine….lol.
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    Run a couple heavy duty cords to it underground. Preferably off a 30 amp breaker. (small trench) Use a pvc to run it encase the cords or just make sure they are good heavy(30 amp) cords and lay it in the trench. Mount the ends off the ground and under the cover. I did this under one of my metal carport covers for enough electricity for a couple overhead lights and also for a shop fan to move air. Also I buried a cord to supply electricity to a mo-dad. Been fine for 15 plus years. Cheapest way I found to supply electricity. Also you need a lemon ice box pie for when you take a break. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by "D" View Post
    Run a couple heavy duty cords to it underground. Preferably off a 30 amp breaker. (small trench) Use a pvc to run it encase the cords or just make sure they are good heavy(30 amp) cords and lay it in the trench. Mount the ends off the ground and under the cover. I did this under one of my metal carport covers for enough electricity for a couple overhead lights and also for a shop fan to move air. Also I buried a cord to supply electricity to a mo-dad. Been fine for 15 plus years. Cheapest way I found to supply electricity. Also you need a lemon ice box pie for when you take a break. haha
    Thanks "D". I have underground High Voltage Primary, County Water Line, Phone Lines, and our Irrigation lines running between the Green covers on the left and the Canopy on the right. The road to the houses behind us used to run right where the flat green patch of grass is on the left. Since it is not a County Rd I moved it to the edge of our property some years ago. I couldn't get everyone to move their lines & wires. Currently the plan is to come from the tall shop metal building (400 amp service) up to the wood fence, around the corner using a LB box, along the fence again till I get to the rear of the canopy. From there I will bury and come up inside. Using #6 Tray Cable inside Conduit as a Sub Panel Feeder I plan on installing a 60 amp 220VAC service inside. It's not a terribly long run taking that route and gets me over all the Right-of-Ways. We need a good power supply out on that area of the yard anyway. I have to get a well drilled for irrigation. The county charges us 2 gallons of sewerage for every gallon of water we use, even if it gets dumped on the ground.
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    Gone, gone, gone this rotten cover's new home is the County Landfill!
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    Default Repairing the Greenhouse for Dry Storage

    Well most of you have seen this picture, where the tree is laying on my new Greenhouse & Truck.

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    After studying on it I realized I may be able to straighten it enough to use for dry storage while waiting to replace the other 40ft commercial canopy.

    I didn't even think to take picture when I started, just how to go about straightening it up enough to use for a while.

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    The hoops are spaced every 4ft and their 11 of them. The ones in the front were really damaged but after working the kinked joints with a come-a-long & floor jack so useable shape is emerging. I have a few 2x4's with on end V-Notched in the center to grab the pipe. I'm moving the floor jack around pushing up on the frame while using the come-a-long to pull the really bad kink out on the left side. In the picture you can see it's still got a bit of a teardrop shape but I can live with that. Also you can see one of the hoops Kink at the joint. I'm pressing out the bends in the joints but can't reshape the original roll back into the pipes. As I replace the bent up Purlins running lengthwise I'm using the purlins to re-align the hoops. This is two mornings work so far. By 10:30 to 11am its too hot to be under the plastic working.
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    Hopefully you can get it back to a usable state.
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    Default Quick Picture of the Greenhouse Progress

    The heat really limits the time I can spend on this repair but here is a picture of where I quit today.

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    Not bad. It’s usable
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