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Old 05-10-2005, 09:44 PM   #81
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Pollution is good. Ask a Chinese getting the benefit of 9% GDP growth - that big cloud of we had over SE Asia a few years back was a small price to pay. Do you really think that tree hugging crap is going to sell to people who see the 'pot of gold of modernization'. Convincing them to scrap coal and go nuclear might sell though.
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:30 PM   #82
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I think unclemick is interviewing for one of those science jobs the big poluting industries are offering.
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Martha, that sounds like a good rig. Could you describe it in more detail? What size pipe? What kind and size of wire? Did you drill holes in the pipe to receive the wire? How wide did you make it?

Thanks for any info.

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Mikey, it is far from artfull and was made as a result of wanting a cold frame of sorts and going into the garage to see what I could use to make one. My DH has LOTS of plumbing supplies from apartment remodels. The pvc I used was the size used for sink drains. The dimensions were roughly 30 inches by 72 inches. The wire was aluminum from an old tv antenae so it was pretty thick. I drilled holes into the pvc and stuck the wire hoops in the holes. I covered the whole thing with plastic. The part of the design which is far from elegant was that I attached the plastic to the pvc with duct tape. But it doesn't show because I attached it on the interior side. The ends I left loose so I could vent it.

Here is one made entirely of pvc: http://www.pvcplans.com/coldframe.htm

Given the price of the overstock coldframe/minigreenhouse, it probably makes more sense to buy that one unless you have all the parts available.

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Thanks, Martha. That is pretty much what I visualized, but I wasn't sure. I'll have a look at what I have in the garage. The only thing I know for sure that I won't find in my garage is my car.

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Me neither. My garage is currently subsumed by all the stuff out of my wifes old house. :P
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I hear you, th, this guy has really disappointed me lately. On the other hand, I have some bay-front property out here I've been worried about. Maybe he'd like to take it off my hands.
His show on cnbc just got cancelled. Apparently we werent the only disappointed ones.
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A bit different rom Martha's but oh so easy!

CHP... the picture didn't happen, I'll try again.

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