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We have had our greenhouse for 30 years now. It was at our old house in another state. We disassembled it and moved it to our new home. Here it is over the years in different seasons. It is all glass but we cover it in the winter to save on fuel.
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The last one is this morning. We always enjoy looking at it but shat you are seeing is melting ice and snow that will be freezing tonight...we will be down to 0 degrees F That is when it becomes worrysome...
 

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Good size house :)

Feels like it'll freeze here tonight so I just covered the insulated cold frame within the greenhouse with bubble wrap, no heating in ours.
 
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@waretrop these are brill mate...my uncles garden was wide and he had two straight across his garden at the bottom for growing Chrysanthemums the large headed ones to sell and he always brown paper bagged the heads to stop mites destroying them and he always had a brill show with these greenhouses helping them along besides the seeds....the older stuff is better quality ;)
 

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Wow that's impressive @waretrop! Nice to see comparison shots of it in all seasons too :)
 
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LOL yes @Gail_68 ..The price new even back then was huge...I bought mine used and un assembled. You would die if you new what is was new vs what I paid for it.... LOL
 

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LOL yes @Gail_68 ..The price new even back then was huge...I bought mine used and un assembled. You would die if you new what is was new vs what I paid for it.... LOL
I don't think so because they are expensive but worth the money if kept on top off which yours shows it well.
 
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@Gail_68 That is a nice one or maybe it's two of them..Mine is 16 X 26 feet

So when mine was new it sold for $25,000. No foundation, no heat, no floor. You build it and comes with glass...

Now ask me how much I paid for the greenhouse. .....
 

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@Gail_68 That is a nice one or maybe it's two of them..Mine is 16 X 26 feet

So when mine was new it sold for $25,000. No foundation, no heat, no floor. You build it and comes with glass...

Now ask me how much I paid for the greenhouse. .....
Barb I wouldn't dream of asking but by what you've said £8-10, 000
 
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@Gail_68 I paid $250.00 and the guy delivered it to me...It was in pieces and had no instructions...We had it finished in 2 weeks...
I do apologise as you said in your above comment $25, 000 and I misread it also....I know they're expensive but although you put it together and did the extra to get it working....just looking at it, it looks brand new and in great condition.
 
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Yes, it was in perfect shape. The fella just wanted to get a down payment for a motor cycle..

We invested in 2 furnaces, 1 being a back up incase one fails...and it has a few times. Other investment were, the gravel for the floor and cement blocks for the foundation that it sits on and fans. I wanted the center very high for some of my tall plants. The center peak is about 15 feet high.

Yes, was that a gift? A $25,000 new greenhouse, I bought used for $250.00
 

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Yes, was that a gift? A $25,000 new greenhouse, I bought used for $250.00
We'd class that as a right bargain over here...although the extra work went in to it....you can see it's been worth it in the end...I know my uncle spent is life in his...one used for seeds in different colours and when they was growing sectioned off in the other but they're proper heat traps come summer.
 
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Yes I also have a sensor that calls me on the telephone if the temp goes too low or too high. We have a gigantic fan to keep the air moving in summer.
 

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Yes I also have a sensor that calls me on the telephone if the temp goes too low or too high. We have a gigantic fan to keep the air moving in summer.
So you downloaded a sensor app nice one ;)...good idea with the fan and that's just reminded me come this year ones coming back in our home :whistle:
 
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No. The system is old and uses the phone lines to call who ever you want it to...My house is first and them my cell...it has to be 20 years old...It also will tell me if the temp goes high in summer and if there is excess noise...in case of a intruder...I dont need that...
 

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No. The system is old and uses the phone lines to call who ever you want it to...My house is first and them my cell...it has to be 20 years old...It also will tell me if the temp goes high in summer and if there is excess noise...in case of a intruder...I dont need that...
It all sounds a good set up system though...even though it's 20yrs old :happy:
 
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Yes but the guy was very happy with his motor cycle.. :sneaky:
 

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