Conduit needed for hoop house (by width):
- 6' wide greenhouse - (1) 10' x ½" (or ¾") EMT per hoop
- 10'-12' wide high tunnel hoop house - (2) 10' x 1⅜" top rail per hoop
- 20' wide high tunnel hoop house - (3) 10' x 1⅜" top rail per hoop
Bending Poles: A Quick How-to Guide:
Mark each 1⅜" top rail (½" or ¾" EMT conduit for low tunnel) pole at 9" starting from the swagged or male end.
This mark is a reference point for where we begin bending each pole.
Once each pole is marked setup your hoop bender by securely attaching to a table or flat surface using the provided hardware. Your hoop bender should come with screws or bolts to anchor it in place.
Insert each pole through the slot on the top of the bender up to your mark. Bend the pole every 18". When you reach the end of the hoop use the included extension pole for added leverage.
Connecting Poles to Form Hoops
When all poles are bent, join the poles by inserting the mail end of a pole into the female end. Secure each pole together with a ½" self-tapping screw to complete the hoop for your hoop house. (Do not to place the screws on the top of the hoop where it would rub against the plastic.)