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    BM what happened to your head? It looks like a UFO tried to suck you up but you were too heavy!

    Today I have a self opening blowaway! The cover just blew off and I had to rescue it before it went down the street via everybody's back garden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    That's good Bren but how do you open the lid if the lid isn't open?......Those springs are quite strong.
    I thought that as well unless they need it to open and close while they're at work. Me I just want a basic coldframe for hardening off instead of using the table and piece of pegged down plastic I'm using just now.
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    Was having a bad hair day Donna................have been thinking about the auto opener & it is possible........Here we go...........instead of hinging the lid, imagine a cut all round the cold frame say 6" from the top & hinge it from that so the opener can operate the lid and the hinges will lift the lid plus an extra 6" depth........Does that make sense?
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    Do you mean that the lid and the top 6" of the frame could be lifted off for access, while the auto-opener opens the lid only.
    THINKS: No, you mean that there would be two sets of hinges - one to open the lid and another set 6" lower down for the user to lift (maybe)?
    Personally, I have adapted an old plastic garden trolley, the sort that has a washing up bowl and hooks for the BBQ tools. I have replaced the top and front and back sides with removable/slidable perspex and I can wheel it around the garden to the sunniest spots.
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    By jove she's got it (or is that just a rumour?).......yes, 2 hinges for the lid & 2 hinges 6" further down for the..........lid.................maybe I should patent it...........Nah.
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    Maybe this should be on the rant page but why do grapes post questions then do a runner, I find it quite rude...........or is that just me being over sensitive.
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    Are you mocking me BM?
    And whatever I have, the Drs say isn't catching - you're all safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    Maybe this should be on the rant page but why do grapes post questions then do a runner, I find it quite rude...........or is that just me being over sensitive.
    You're being over sensitive because it doesn't matter who asks the question, next time someone wants to know we'll have thought it through already!
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