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Magic Mutt wrote:In terms of heating/cooling have you considered geothermal worth the underground tubing? Not sure if it was brought up yet and was curious
No I haven't. Do you have any information you could share so I could read more about it?
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UPDATE
I have to give a huge shout-out and thank you to @ChefDean!!! The Chef came up from Clarksville, TN last week, making the 4 hour drive to the Miller farm just south of Festus, MO. He spent 4 solid days sweating with me in the Missouri humidity and we were able to assemble the sixteen 1/2 mid-rafters (2x2 galvanized steel trusses) for the greenhouse and have them ready to lift onto the 4x4 columns after they're mounted to the concrete piers. Dean worked super hard and we worked well together so it was "fun" (as fun as sweating in 80% humidity and heat can be) to get so much done already.

We've still not broken ground but the concrete guy did come over on Friday and laid out the footprint. I've been in contact with an electrician and a plumber as well and will file for the county permits tomorrow morning. I've heard permitting can take a while but I'm hoping that maybe they can push this one through since it is just a non-habitable structure with electricity and plumbing. We shall see.

I also have a work order in with the local electric company (Ameren UE) to replace the transformer on our property with one that will pull 400 volts. When they do that job, they'll also pull the wire underground so it won't be hanging above the steel greenhouse. Safety first!

There's really nothing to show photos of with regards to the greenhouse yet but I'll definitely add photos here as we make progress. If you want to see a few photos of what the new location of FTS looks like, see this thread:
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Dang that looks like a lot of work! I'm sure it will be awesome once everything is settled. I think I'll miss the shorter delivery time when ordering as Missouri is farther from California compared to Oregon.
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_-SphagnumFromHell-_ wrote:I think I'll miss the shorter delivery time when ordering as Missouri is farther from California compared to Oregon.
Yeah, it will likely take another day to get from Missouri to California compared to shipping from Oregon but the good news is that since we're more centrally located, most of our customers will see shorter shipping times.
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I just read your post so, I'm a little late to the party but, if I can be of any assistance and you still need some help with greenhouse chores just send an email. I am retired with a flexible schedule and live just North of Festus.
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