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Post  daddywelder36 on 11/10/2012, 10:56 pm

Hello from Pensacola FL I must say i do need some help and since it is my first time hope i can be forgiven for asking for help on my first post LOL. First i must say that i am in the middle of building my first hoop house and sent my wife to pick up some material. she did just as i asked her 2 do got everything on the list. {IMPORTANT PART} My hoop house is 11' wide by 14' long and i did not tell her the exact size of cover to get i told her 6mil and she got that for me not thinking about the size i assumed she would get the 20 by 100 foot roll. There it is the Mistake she got me the 10' by 100' I never even looked until i cut the end piece of and it worked fine then all of a sudden it hit me after the 10 foot section of course was already put up that this will never work . so i need some ideas on how to make this plastic work since i am sure they will not take it back with a 10 foot section missing thinking please help me if u can,THAK YOU i tried to post pictures but dont think they made it
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Post  quiltbea on 11/10/2012, 11:28 pm

From what did you make your hoops for the hoops house? If its pvc pipe you can cut off the ends to make the hoops shorter. If its wire, same principal. No one says your hoops have to be 11' across. In some SFG gardens they are a lot lower and used for row cover in spring.
Or make a bed or two narrower. It'll be easier to work if its only 3' across anyway.
Or you can lay your covering crosswise, doubled in the middle and taped so its wide enough and cut the two whatever length you need. There's always a 'fix' in gardening.

Oops! Forgot to welcome you to the forum. This is the place to ask any questions. We all help one another on this forum. Good luck with your gardening from the great white north.
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Post  walshevak on 11/11/2012, 4:40 am

Duck tape the 10 ft sections together to make a 19+ section and keep on trucking.

Duck tape is a garden friend.

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Post  plantoid on 11/11/2012, 5:27 am

Daddy Laughing , see if it is selling on eBay and sell the roll cheap and then buy the correct size ??? Wink

Gas tape is better for sticking plastic sheet but more expensive
There are commercial opaque sticky tapes specially made for joining poly tunnel covers , they work well & are also useful to have incase you need to repair a tunnel cover..
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Post  yolos on 11/11/2012, 12:41 pm

I used 2 ten feet wide sheets of plastic to cover my hoop house. The house is about 9' wide. I do not know how tall the house is. I took two 9' pieces of pvc and connected them at the top then bowed them over to make the hoops. I used one 10' wide piece of plastic on one side up to the top of the hoops, then overlapped the second piece of plastic about 2' over the first piece for the second side. When the wind blows, there is a lot of air going in between this overlap. So yesterday I bought some clear duct tape and will tape the two pieces together so air cannot get thru the top.

Here is a picture with one side rolled up for air circulation and more sunlight on a nice warm day.

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Post  Beau on 11/18/2012, 8:11 pm

Hello to from Pensacola as well. Innerarity island to be exact. I am on my second year in contained beds and I must say it makes alot of sence with the poor soil in our area. I am brand new to the forum as well and still awaiting my book. i have made some great resources in the short time I have had my gardens. if i may be of local help, please let me know.
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