I am putting up hoop houses in a high wind area. Rope and strapping are used in addition to wiggle wire. Any particular kind of rope and where do I find the strapping material?
We use paracord on our greenhouses. We purchase directly from here: http://www.parachute-cord.com/1000cord.htm
If you also need strapping we don't have a great source for this currently. It is something we may start producing ourselves in the next 2-3 months. Best source I could find is here: https://goo.gl/Rzm8CJ most importantly you want to make sure the strapping is UV treated so it doesn't degrade your greenhouse plastic.
I read that PVC will out gas chlorine that denigrates the plastic cover and drys out the cover prematurely I have painted all my pipes so to make a barrier how will the wire affect out expensive covers?
The PVC coating on the wire doesn't have any off gassing. Primarily because it's a very thin coat on the wire and by the time we have it ready for sale any off gassing would have already happened. The PVC pipe is also problematic because of the rubbing on the pipe in conjunction with the offgassing. The plastic will have some movement on the pvc pipe whereas the wire is very static. The wire also covers up the plastic so there is no UV damage to that area however where the PVC tubing is on the plastic is fully exposed to the UV exposure. The off gassing of the PVC primarily degrades the UV projection rather than the plastic itself.
I am ready to order the 150x54 greenhouse plastic (for 30x100 foot frame) and am wondering if you can tell me what I need to install it properly? Thanks
Really all you need in most cases is the spring wire and channel. For the linear feet you will at least need 200 feet plus the end hoops and baseboard. You also probably need to account for any door frames as well.
Could you please tell me how much track and wiggle wire do I need for a 12x40 green house? thx u
If just need it on the baseboard and end hoops you need 30 pieces of spring wire and lock channel. If you have both a hipboard and baseboard you will need 44 pieces of wire and channel.
Will this work to secure a 15 mil used billboard tarp,or is that too thick?
Yes it should. Many of our customers use multiple layers of our 6 mil plastic along with shade cloth without any issues.
When it says 100 pack , does it mean 100 of each piece , or 50 channels , and 50 wires ?
It means 100 pieces of lock channel and 100 pieces of the spring wire
DO YOU DELIVERY TO CANADA
Due to operational and logistical issues we are not shipping internationally at this time. We have had numerous problems with shipping companies and customs in regards to delivery time and fees, making it quite the headache for our customers (and ourselves).
I have put wiggle wire and channel all over my covered deck's supporting 4x4's which I plan on painting white while being able to switch out insect screening and PVC plastic sheeting as the seasons change. Do you know of any projects where wiggle wire and the channel have been painted say white, of course not yet installed, and what paint was used and what was the lifespan of the pain cover. Thanks Jim W.
We don't know of people painting the channel. However since it is aluminum all you would need to do is scuff the channel a little and use a good metal paint. If you use a good quality paint that is compatible with metal applications it should last pretty long.