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    I have a 6x6 and an 8x6 and m wondering if I could put the little one on the end of the larger? The 6x6 is a little lower than the 8x6 so I thought I could either leave the little gap as extra ventilation or use some kind of tape to connect the two.
    I'm primarily thinking about doing this as a space saving thing but also thought that the little greenhouse might get hotter this way and would be good for my aubergines and peppers.
    I know it will be a bit of a nuisance having to step over the two bases but that's fine (I'll remove any other joins/bars) if it means I can put them where I want them.

    What are your thoughts on this please?
    Nestled somewhere in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Good soil, strong winds and a Giant Puffball!
    Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

    Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

  • #2
    I've thought of a couple of things could you raise the lower one up on bricks/wood to make them the same height?
    Second thing instead of altering the doors would it work instead to join the ends together removing a couple of bars giving you a door at each end.
    Location....East Midlands.

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    • #3
      I think that’s a great idea- so in effect it would end up being a 14x6 greenhouse with a door at each end? - that would allow for a brill through drought .
      Love the idea of Bren’s to raise the smaller one if it would mean the apexes match up too?
      "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

      Location....Normandy France

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      • #4
        Thank you both for your input. I'm going to do a bit of jiggling about once I get the ground levelled and gravelled to see how it looks etc.
        Nestled somewhere in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Good soil, strong winds and a Giant Puffball!
        Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

        Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

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        • #5
          If you can get them at an equal hight use 2ft. wide polycarbonate to join them up, it's more forgiving than glass if you are out of alignment, plus it gives you a 16x8 greenhouse, I would also recommend that you remove the bottom bit of the frames rather than stepping over, if you do this secure the 4 parts of the base end wall before cutting
          it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

          Member of the Nutters Club but I think I am just there to make up the numbers

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          • #6
            Had to scrap this idea sadly as wasn't enough space without a lot of hassle.
            Nestled somewhere in the Cambridgeshire Fens. Good soil, strong winds and a Giant Puffball!
            Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

            Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

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            • #7
              Aww…that’s frustrating. Sounded a great idea.
              "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple

              Location....Normandy France

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              • #8
                At least you gave it a go.
                Location....East Midlands.

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                • #9
                  I know someone who had two 8 x 6's and he joined those side by side so got a 8 x 12 this would be better in some respects as it would give better airflow than a long narrow one.

                  If you cant gett the full 6ft length on the end of you existing greenhouse could you squeeze part of it on and have this partitioned off as a smaller section that you could maybe keep frost free and over winter stuff and start stuff off earlier?

                  Just a thought
                  ntg
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                  Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark.
                  A large group of professionals built the Titanic
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