High tunnel moving day

jrslick (North Central Kansas, Zone 5B)March 10, 2014

Now you see it....

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jrslick (North Central Kansas, Zone 5B)

Now you don't !

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 12:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jrslick (North Central Kansas, Zone 5B)

I spent 6 hours on Sunday taking down the high tunnel. It was much easier than expected. A cordless impact driver was the tool for the job. I was also able to pull the ground posts. A chain, 10-12 foot steel pipe and the knowledge of a second class lever (being a science teacher came in handy) and a strong will, I was able to pull them all. After about 30 or so times, I was running out of gas!

Loaded everything up but the bows, baseboards and endwall pieces. I will get those home this week, I hope!

Jay

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 12:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
myfamilysfarm

wonderful, now to get it back up at home.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 1:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cole_robbie(6)

"It was much easier than expected. A cordless impact driver was the tool for the job"

Told you so! Glad to hear I was right.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 1:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jrslick (North Central Kansas, Zone 5B)

It took a long time to remove the baseboards and wiggle wire strips, the stuff in the air came down fast.

The owner came out and we had 5 bows left and we had been working about 2 hours. He was surprised. I guess he put it up with a wrench and a ratchet.

I am still not crazy about the ground posts. I wish they went deeper into the ground. I guess I will put some cement around the end ones and several in the middle. But I know what kind of weather this frame has endured and it hadn't moved, so maybe I should keep that in mind too.

Jay

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 2:01PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
randy41_1

how long are the ground posts? its a nice looking tunnel. its great how fast the payback is on those things.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 4:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jrslick (North Central Kansas, Zone 5B)

The ground posts are 3 feet long. I would have loved to see a 4 or 5 foot ground post. That is what I put in with my other tunnel. Maybe I will just dig some post holes and bury some 4 foot 4 by 4's and bolt them to the baseboard. That would help hold better.

Jay

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 4:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rustico_2009

Good job, Jay,

Congratulation on the new tunnel.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2014 at 11:51AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Putting down plastic mulch inside and outside.
While there are many methods, techniques and tricks,...
jrslick (North Central Kansas, Zone 5B)
Tilling and making raised beds
I was busy last night tilling up ground, making raised...
jrslick (North Central Kansas, Zone 5B)
Pump recommendation for watering in greenhouse?
Hey everyone, We're looking to set up a large water...
secondspring
Tomatoes looking good!
I went "all in" and planted my big tomatoes...
jrslick (North Central Kansas, Zone 5B)
I had my best germination/seedling growth ever this year....
Well, instead of buying my plug mix this year, I made...
theripetomatofarm
Sponsored Products
Essential Hammered Cocktail Shaker
| Dot & Bo
Green Collapsible Colander
$23.99 | zulily
Bassett Mirror Borghese 60 Inch Round Pedetal Glass Top Dining Table
Beyond Stores
Preston Mini Pendant by Feiss
$106.00 | Lumens
CSL Eco-Downlight 3" White Adjustable Round Recessed Trim
Euro Style Lighting
Jaipur Glamis Oasis Indoor/Outdoor Pillow - PLW101736
$26.40 | Hayneedle
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™