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Ice

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Blue water pipe design change
« on: June 15, 2010, 22:45 »
I began using the pipe to hold up netting a while ago.  I used a system of hoops which needed stabilising in some way to make them strong enough for purpose.



However, after a total rethink I tried out a different design and came up with this.  It is much more stable and needs no extra support.  It does use a little extra pipe but I think the benefits are worth it. 

Just cross the pipes and create a dome effect, fixing them in the middle at the top.  I also put extra screws in around the wooden borders unscrewed by one turn.  The net will hook onto the screws and hold it in place.



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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 23:45 »
That is brilliant, I like your design.
May i make a suggestion, I use 1 1/4" waste pipe cut too 18-24" to support my blue pipe, just hammer into the ground to a sturdy depth it will keep the bottoms from bending and upright.
It's also re-usable, if you have to move it next year.

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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 02:33 »
Very interesting, Ice. It has a very futuristic look.

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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 07:01 »
Love your raised beds Ice. Very nice.
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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 07:25 »
You got a nice set of dome's there.
Thanks
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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 08:33 »
Hi Kris, I tried your orginal design when you where kind enough to post pics earlier on in the year, works fine.  Will try you new one next year it looks good as does your allotment. Regards Mandy.

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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 23:37 »
So far I am finding that there is no need for anything to to support the pipe other than pushing it into the soil.  The arch shape is very structurally sound and tying them at the apex helps to maintain the integrity of the form.

Just thought I would pass it on as it has proven itself to be a good idea for my small patch.

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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2010, 00:45 »
TRY USING 15MM copper piping , set into the ground then feed the blue pipe over the top,

2ft lengths should be enough

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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 19:35 »
Any chance you could possibly let me know the length of the pipework on your beds please?

I think they are great.

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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 20:27 »
Any chance you could possibly let me know the length of the pipework on your beds please?

I think they are great.

The lengths will be determined by your bed size..
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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2013, 20:45 »
This from one of our members - may help.
http://kgarden.wordpress.com/?s=brassica+hoops
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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2013, 21:24 »
This from one of our members - may help.
http://kgarden.wordpress.com/?s=brassica+hoops

Thanks, a great link to such useful information. Off to Wickes tomorrow to buy some blue pipe then will look for the best deal for netting against those pesky cabbage white's and birds  :)

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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2013, 22:40 »
This from one of our members - may help.
http://kgarden.wordpress.com/?s=brassica+hoops

Thanks, a great link to such useful information. Off to Wickes tomorrow to buy some blue pipe then will look for the best deal for netting against those pesky cabbage white's and birds  :)

Try the builders sites first - you can usually pick up off cuts free!!

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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2013, 11:55 »
I have some yellow gas pipe coming from work which otherwise we have to pay to get recycled. I'm so excited, I can't wait to build it! I want Ice's plot too!
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My gardening diary is here - go on, have a peek , you might be able to help me!
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Comments most welcome here please
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=101102.msg

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Re: Blue water pipe design change
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2013, 19:26 »
Lovely garden!!!  :D :D

 


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