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DaveL

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The 10 x 12 harbor freight greenhouse is on sale this week for $599 with coupon. While I know it might not be the best one on the market, is it worth the money? Regular price is $899. Does anyone have experience with this product? Thanks
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Is it a hoop type ?
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It is the regular peaked type house,Rich.
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That greenhouse is normally marked down to $699. If you use the 20% off one item coupon you can get it cheaper than the $599 coupon price. I was also looking at that coupon until I did the math in my head.
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I wish you could use that 20% coupon on the $599 price but you can't use two coupons together.
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I have had this model.  I took it down after 2 seasons. Drafty very prone to heat loss.

IMHO you would be better off with a PVC hoop frame covered with greenhouse fabric and utilizing snap clamps to hold down plastic.

Drive rebar 4.5 feet long, 3 foot into ground, place 3/4" electrical conduit (PVC) over rebar 4 feet apart, attach purlines (I have used wood 1x2s) to stabilize.  Length of PVC determines height and width, 20' (2 pieces connected together) gave me about 16' wide by 9-10' high, total of greenhouse length determined by how many pvc hoops you use, I used 5 for 20 feet.  

Much cheaper, sturdier, less drafty, and easier to assemble.  I take mine down in the Spring, but could be used year round with some modifications.

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Unfortunately you get what you pay for with greenhouses. I bought something like this at BJs, halfway through construction I had to stop and deconstruct the whole thing and return it all due to a defective part. Not to mention time and energy wasted. Also set me back 6 months in being able to have a greenhouse set up in time for March 1st growing season, so I lost a season of experimentation as well. I decided to go with a much more expensive model, but Juliana makes good mid-proced greenhouses. Another option is to do what Nick did in Pennsylvania, which is to get this greenhouse and then reinforce and retro-fit it, but you need to be smart and handy to do that. Good luck.
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The 10 x 12 harbor freight greenhouse is on sale this week for $599 with coupon. While I know it might not be the best one on the market, is it worth the money? Regular price is $899. Does anyone have experience with this product? Thanks
~from reviews ,and research i find most who purchase them are not satisfied with them,i plan on building mine,soon.2x4 treated lumber frame ,10'x10' i saved all nine windows that i replaced last summer in my house ,slide open with screens 39"x60" placing them at mid high all the way around and finishing with clear corrigated sheets from homedepot,sheets run22.00 each,i figure to have 2-300.00 in it ~one guy said on a web report the wind destroyed his ,and he advised anyone buying these houses to add extra support for wind ~
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Johnny your right, a better deal using the 20% on the sale price of $699. That makes the final $550 or there about. Saw some videos on u tube that dealt with reinforcements for this model that were within my abilities. Extra savings could be used on this. With reasonable expectations I may pull the trigger. Thanks all for your advice.
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Don't do it. Mine collapsed under the weight of heavy snow even after the reinforcement. I rebuilt mine with 2x4 lumber for the entire framing. I would not do it again.
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Don't do it. Mine collapsed under the weight of heavy snow even after the reinforcement. I rebuilt mine with 2x4 lumber for the entire framing. I would not do it again.
~i agree with you ,you can build one for what they want and it will stand for a long time,i guess everyone isn't as good at building though,glad i know how to build and fix things ,i sure save alot of cash ,it really pays to be handy ,there's alot of DIY greenhouses on youtube~
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My greenhouse was blown down -- came from Costco. It's a Palram and Costco never bothered to reply
re warranties. I rebuilt & reinforced with 2x4. Inspite of the fact I left 2 roof panels & side panels to
be completed, it did not blew down this past winter/spring.
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