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Dual Pane windows?

Discussion in 'Greenhouse - Shade house.' started by livinontop, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. livinontop

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    Any comment on using dual paned windows we're able to get, for making our greenhouse? I can pick them up for $5 a window, and we live where we need a substantial greenhouse to make this work. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. Murray

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    They are supposed to be great insulators and if you can get them easily, go for it. Can't be a bad thing.
     
  3. Hotrodmike

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    If you can get a lot of the double pane in the same size and can figure a frame work that is simple . Alluminum framed windows will transfer more heat loss than clad or wood .Depending on size 5$ ain't a bad price though .
    Have A Kind Day
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  4. livinontop

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    Thanks Guys. They've removed the metal from them. So, we're going to caulk (or silicone?) them into wood framing. Have enough to do an 11' x 20' wall. Thinking of doing it at a 45degree angle.

    One more question. Has anyone done aquaponics in an 'inground' greenhouse? Wondering about digging into a south facing sidehill for better temperature control, thus not needing so much heating and cooling? Whatdya think? Thanks!
     
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    Hi Livinontop,

    Here in Australia in our Outback we have a town called Cooper Pedy in South Australia, it was and still is an opal mining town.They have many houses and shops in the ground they call dugouts.It works really well, pretty much a constant 22-23 C ( don't know the F figures sorry) ventilation is a consideration (apart from structural integrity),but unique and comfortable.

    I would think that would work for you but it appears a lot of hard work,Just my opinion.

    Good luck.

    Cheers.
     
  6. kellenw

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    Livinontop,

    Earth sheltered greenhouses are fantastic. They help to regulate temperatures in both the warm months as well as the cold ones.
     
  7. livinontop

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    Thanks guys!! We're seriously considering it!
     
  8. Hotrodmike

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    If I under stand correct this is double pane glass with no edging . If this is true then make sure you do not let any of the edges touch as there should be a gap for thermal expansion .If the raw edges come in contact, the glass will crack .
    Have A Kind Day
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  9. Dean.Collins

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    From what i've read if you dig 4' down you get temperature stability, if water table is an issue then you need to berm up instead.

    what are you 3am/9am av temps? (you can get them from http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/data/index.shtml?bookmark=200 if you dont know the monthlys for your area
     
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    Double-pane windows have two sheets of glass in a window frame instead of just one. Between the glass panes is a small space to provide insulation. The small space between window panes is filled with insulating gas to further increase insulation
     

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