[Market-farming] Hoophouse blower help

David Tannen david at centerville.net
Sun Sep 25 09:16:39 EDT 2005


Marcy,

Just make a small cut where the part is now nesting.  You can easily repair the cut with poly cover mending tape.  It is available at many greenhouse supply places and works very well.  I have used it many times for your present problem and many other accidental holes.  Below are 2 reccommendations I saved from this list.

David 

Poly Cover Mending Tape.  We have been using a source from Colo. for a lot of 
our misc. items like that.  Their web site is www.hydro-gardens.com.  Prices 
are very competive.  Order a catalog from them.  We use their sticky trap's 
for the greenhouses. Works great and really have great service from them.

Phil

FarmTek  (800) 327-6835  sells two types of repair tape:

  Clear 8 mil film tape (2" x 108")   $6.91   #LJ7570
  SuperTape - woven polyethylene fabric tape for repairing curtains, tarps
etc. (it is similar to but not as heavy as the end walls on FarmTek high
tunnels)
   3" x 60'   $19.95   #101616   or    6" x 60'   $27.95   #102376

I have used both of these products.  The 8 mil film is good for small holes
or cuts on greenhouse poly film.  The Super tape is much heavier and
stronger.  If you have a large tear, the 6" wide would give better
protection.   Order both and see which one you like, plus it's good to have
both types of tape on hand in case a repair is necessary.  A patch on the
inside and outside is even better, especially if there is a hole  or wide
cut to cover so the tape can stick together.

Dennis Hatfield
Pierce City, Mo
 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: marcy 
  To: Market Farming 
  Sent: Friday, September 23, 2005 2:50 PM
  Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Hoophouse blower help


  I've got a problem after a nasty wind last week - I'm assuming, though I just noticed it yesterday. 
  The inside part of the blower unit that attaches between the two layers of poly has come loose and is at the bottom, near the frame.  
  Any ideas how I can get it put back together without taking the side and bottom loose?
  Just occured to me I might see if I can pull it up with a magnet, but even so I don't think I can reattach it working through the outer layer...
  I don't see any way out of this!
  Thanks,
  Marcy
  SE Colo, zone 5
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Shelly Elliott 
    To: Market Farming 
    Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 9:29 AM
    Subject: Re: [Market-farming] seeking good irrigation supply company


    Nan,
    I use dripworks. Their commercial prices are much cheaper than their published prices and the items arrive quickly and in great condition.
    Shelly Elliott
    Idle Thyme Farm
    Carpenter, WY
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Nan Johnson 
      To: marketfarming 
      Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 4:04 PM
      Subject: [Market-farming] seeking good irrigation supply company


      A sister market grower in Mississippi is seeking a decent irrigation supply company that can work with her to figure out best solution.  She has 24 raised beds, ranging from 4x8 to 4x48 feet (more on the way!).  She is thinking only drip, not overhead (but not buried drip either - she would prefer to cover with organic mulch but not bury in soil).

       I apologize but I couldn't figure out how to access our market farming archives...I know we have discussed this alot but I wasn't paying attention at the time...many thanks on her behalf! 

      nan at dancing goats farm
      n.mississippi, zone 7b


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