Originally Posted by ronbo51
Way cool. A few questions. Just to give folks a sense of commitment in resources here can you give us a quick rundown of the tally so far in the expense column? Also, the Bio Wave. I never heard of it until now. I went and found a few places where it is mentioned, but still am not quite sure what it does. Can you briefly explain it? What kind of wood are the beds made from? Probably cedar or redwood since you are in timber country. What are the lower outdoor temps you will be fighting. That heater is a mofo. Running heating oil from a bulk tank would bring heat costs down considerably. How about the environmental systems those fancy controllers are driving? Folks who have never entered a greenhouse in Winter have missed one of life's easily overlooked treasures. Good luck, although it looks like you don't need it, you got this shit covered.
Expenses are high. It's a DIY but it was costly, more than one would expect. Custom builds are never cheap, and usually have more than a few unexpected expenses.
The biowave is bioharmonic resonance machine... Sacred geometry spinning in two directions creating a frequency that has been shown to open stomata and increase respiration and increase Co2 uptake. Supposed to increase yields up to 20%. This is my first round using one so we will see.. I'm heavy into Phillip Callahan reading right now and understanding plant infrared signals and the relationship to insect attraction and plant health.
The wood is untreated Doug fir, this greenhouse is unfortunately not permanent and will only be used for two runs...
The fancy controller hasn't been installed, link4 customer service are about as competent as a third grade lemonade stand. They don't have their shit together in build times, shipping or anything else for that matter. So it was way late and we had to push on. The day we cut the ribbon and put plants in the controller shows up, lol...
Thanks for your interest, I'll give an in depth reply when I'm not on a mobile device.