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Old 06-02-2003, 07:04 PM
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Apart from cost and weight, surely doubled glazed greenhouses must be
economically viable. Especially if you heat a greenhouse over winter like
me.

Any thoughts or recommendations ???



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Old 06-02-2003, 07:32 PM
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gray wrote:
Apart from cost and weight, surely doubled glazed greenhouses must
be economically viable. Especially if you heat a greenhouse over
winter like me.

Any thoughts or recommendations ???


I successfully double glazed a 10' x 15' greenhouse with bubble
plastic some years back. I don't recall any great problems with that.
And it was certainly economical.

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Old 06-02-2003, 08:26 PM
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gray wrote:

Apart from cost and weight, surely doubled glazed greenhouses must be
economically viable. Especially if you heat a greenhouse over winter like
me.

Any thoughts or recommendations ???


Use 1cm gap twinwall polycarbonate intended for home conservatories.
Better insulation, lighter and much easier to handle and work with than
glass.

(also excellent for instant storm damage repair if you keep a couple of
pieces ready to go)

You can gradually replace glass with twinwall polycarbonate provided you make
sure that the replacement sheets cannot ever jump out. Start from the top
down - heat rises. The 5mm grade will bend horribly under severe storms so
not recommened but even that will outlast glass if it is properly anchored
in.

I wish I had converted more of my greenhouse to polycarb before the winter
storm of Xmas '97.

Regards,
Martin Brown

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Old 06-02-2003, 08:31 PM
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I presume you are thinking of sealed units, not viable, but the use of
Polycarb can give double or even triple glazed house, but you need different
glazing bars, also is shatter proof so is very good if you have problems
with vandals.

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Old 06-02-2003, 09:09 PM
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Default Are double glazed greenhouses feasible ??

In article , gray
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Apart from cost and weight, surely doubled glazed greenhouses must be
economically viable. Especially if you heat a greenhouse over winter like
me.

Any thoughts or recommendations ???

Ours has secondary double glazing in the form of pvc sheets, as well as
the usual bubble wrap insulation.


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Old 07-02-2003, 12:11 PM
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"gray" wrote in message
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Apart from cost and weight, surely doubled glazed greenhouses must

be
economically viable. Especially if you heat a greenhouse over winter

like
me.

Any thoughts or recommendations ???

I would then call it a conservatory :~))
Jenny


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after all the discussion on this question.why is it re posted?

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