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Smart Red

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We made it through 50 mph winds during the winter, buy last week we had some doozy gusts that wreaked havoc around the place.
Don't # 1: Don't put up car shelters without adequate wind protection.
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I am not sure just what would have defined adequate, but obviously couldn't stand up to hurricane force wind gusts.

Don't # 1: Don't rely upon other (temporary) structures to protect the greenhouse from winds.
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The wind-blown tarp shelter has moved the greenhouse out of square and off its base. It also allowed the wind to catch some of the windows and blow them out. Fortunately, all is repairable with the greenhouse. I suspect my temporary tarp-covering made a big difference with the greenhouse surviving the blow.

Don't # 1: Don't build a temporary greenhouse just before a big blow. But if you do, make sure it is finished!
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I know why the cover blew off. I hadn't decided upon a doorway and left the rest of the work while I decided. I also took the next week off to up-date an apartment. The sides stayed, but the wind blew into the structure and, since the bottoms of the roof weren't secured, was able to strip the roof off. I will know better next time (and ,yes, there will be a next time. I fully intend to finish my greenhouse-in-the-garden.)
 

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Yikes! Now you have a lot of unplanned work just when things are getting busy in the garden.
We have had several of those tent shelters, most have withstood some hefty gusts, mostly because we lost one in a big winter windstorm one year and learned from it.

I went outside and wondered why my husband had stacked everything from the shelter out in front of it. Then I realized he hadn't, the wind had blown the shelter about 100 feet away. It was fortunately not too damaged to be put back to work.

Now we stake the tarnation out of them with lots of extra t-posts.
 

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Sorry you have all that to fix. I would love to get a greenhouse outside, but now wondering about wind and rethink what I had planned.
I know why the greenhouse roof plastic came off. Nothing to do with the greenhouse, but with the greenhorn who didn't finish the structure when she should have.

If the lower plastic had been tight against the wood sides AND the dratted door had been in place, I don't think there would have been any damage.
 

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Yikes! Now you have a lot of unplanned work just when things are getting busy in the garden.
We have had several of those tent shelters, most have withstood some hefty gusts, mostly because we lost one in a big winter windstorm one year and learned from it.

Now we stake the tarnation out of them with lots of extra t-posts.
On my way home from Lake Geneva to find the tent shelter toasted, I spied one that was guy-wired from the sides in three places right over the roof and down 6-8 feet from the structure. I was admiring how sturdy it looked beside the wreck mine had become.

Yup, enlist some help. DS has furniture to build and Maverick is invited this week to Wisconsin Dells with a friend (Easter break). That leaves Gypsy and myself and maybe DH to try to save the tent and prevent further damage from the winds and snow expected Wednesday and Thursday.

Tuesday, however, is supposed to be a great one.
 

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Red, you did have quite a blow! Hope you get it all put back together and ready for the next storm!
 
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