How to make a greenhouse out of polycarbonate
Lovers of flora cultivate their own hands can not complain about the fact that scientists and technologists forget about their needs. A wide selection of films for greenhouses and greenhouses, added a few years ago cellular polycarbonate - a material capable of protecting plants from the most bizarre vagaries of the weather. Manufacturers offer ready greenhouses polycarbonate variety of designs. However, a bright and warm home for the plants can be constructed with their own hands.
You will need:
-profile of galvanized steel; polycarbonate, 6 mm thick; -elektrodrel with a drill Ø5-6 mm; -building knife or jigsaw, metal scissors; -bolgarka (angle grinder); -kusok galvanized steel sheet; the bolt M4 or M5 25-30 mm with nuts, rubber seals, awnings for doors.
Instruction how to make a greenhouse out of polycarbonate
The choice of material selection suitable profile is perhaps one of the most important moments in the construction of greenhouses. Manufacturers produce many profiles for greenhouses, but more often than not sell them at retail, thereby wanting to entice the buyer to purchase greenhouse assembly. Therefore, we can not exclude the fact that the search for a suitable profile will take some time. It is desirable to acquire the profile form P C W or galvanized steel with a thickness of 1-1.5 mm. Profile dimensions can be different, but optimal are as follows: width - 40 mm, the height - 15-20 mm. This profile does not rust, it is easy to bend and also quite cheap. Its stiffness at first glance may seem low, but he will in the farm bulk and covered with polycarbonate construction will turn out very hard. As for polycarbonate, it is produced in sheets of various lengths and widths. The standard length is 6000 and 12000 mm, width - 2100 mm. It is convenient to build a greenhouse, the arch perimeter which does not exceed 6 meters. In this case, the sheet-six meters long enough to cover the entire building greenhouses without additional pieces.
Making the frame. Profile connected together by bolts M4 or M5. Holes are drilled "in place" in the frame assembly. The work should be carried out in the following sequence. • Mark the contours of the land to the greenhouse. • Set the sides greenhouse uprights. Their number is determined by the size of the greenhouse. Typically, the distance between the arches (racks) is taken equal to 50-60 cm. The length of the rack is 60 cm. Its lower end (10 cm) should be bent at an angle of 90 ° and deepened into the ground at 20 cm. • Connect the rack between a band profile which should be located relatively racks inside the greenhouse and at a distance of 15-20 cm from the ground. • Fabricate arch profile and connect them with racks. The dimensions depend on the greenhouse arch sizes. Bending profile most convenient lever by pinching it between two hard stops and moving incrementally • Connect the arches together bands from the profile. The number of bands determined by the size greenhouses and stiffness profile. Less greenhouse and stiffer profile, the strips need less. Their number varies from 3 to 7. • Attach to the end profile arches, forming a doorway. Make a door opening size and attach it to the opening on the canopy. In the manufacture of the door do not forget about the stiffeners. • Replace the extreme (Mechanical) arc rubber seals.
Sheathing Cutting greenhouse cellular polycarbonate material is a building with a knife or jigsaw. Polycarbonate bolted, which are inserted from the outside. Under the bolt heads are installed washers dimensions 20x20 mm cut from galvanized sheet. The sheet is fastened to the frame on the edges and in the middle. No need for too frequent location bolts. The distance between them should be not less than 60 -. 80 cm at the junction of the sheets should overlap by 30-50 mm. The lower edge of the paper 5-10 cm deep into the ground.