Monday, January 09, 2012

Behind Schedule

January is one-third history and the greenhouse is unfinished. As is normal, I'm behind my optimistic schedule. Next weekend I'll finish some small details on the exterior, move in a few water barrels, fill them and let then begin collecting heat while I work on final details.

The addition is beside the utility room. The original cat door now exits into the greenhouse. Last weekend I installed the lower vent before Julie and I made a trip to town. The cats had been using the vent opening. When we got home we found one cat outside unable to get in and one in unable to get out. I knew I had to install another cat door so Maggie and Macy could get from the utility room to the greenhouse and then outside. Fortunately I had about an hour before dark to remedy my forgetfulness. I was able to install the new door in a few minutes.

Two Cats

Maggie, on the left, and Macy.

I've begun perusing seed catalogs for greenhouse varieties. By the end of the month I should have some seed planted. As soon as I have seed started in the greenhouse I'm going to construct two large cold frames using the ends of two polycarbonate panels saved from the greenhouse construction.

Solar Openers

Solar vent openers warmed and opened. I'm testing the openers prior to installing them.


Anonymous alex said... looking fixtures......they work by a gas expanding in those cylinders?

1/10/2012 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I just saw a picture on Flickr of snow in Flagstaff, but I didn't note its date at the time.

1/11/2012 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger graceonline said...

So these solar vent openers work on a passive system? Sun? Or as Alex suggested, gas expansion? Curious to learn how these work.

4/07/2012 07:42:00 AM  

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