Welcome to the 'house! forum: My new Rion Greenhouse

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ImageLariAnn
Oct 18, 2010 10:29 AM CST
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
When in doubt, do the cross!
I've just about finished assembling my Rion greenhouse and decided to check Cubits to see if there was already a Greenhouse cubit. Since there was none, I started one! So all you greenhouse owners out there, jump in and share what you've got growin', what got you started with your greenhouse, and whatever else you'd like to share about greenhouse growin'!
ImageLariAnn
Nov 14, 2010 3:28 PM CST
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
When in doubt, do the cross!
The first step in erecting any greenhouse is having a location that is properly leveled and ready to receive the structure. The Rion, being made of plastic, can be placed directly on the soil, but if you are going to do so, your best bet is to get and use the Rion base kit. The most important thing I learned about the Rion base kit is that the pieces do not fit together into a rigid or solid base. Instead, it is somewhat loose and pretty moveable and as such won't stay together to be moved as a unit. So you will have to work with it, making adjustments as you assemble the greenhouse on it, so everything fits just right in the end.

The Rion greenhouse instructions refer to the structural elements as "profiles"; when you are attaching the bottom profiles (the base of the greenhouse proper), the challenge is to get the washers and nuts on when using the Rion base kit. If you are not using the Rion base kit, you will be supplying your own fasteners to attach the bottom profiles to whatever base you are using (concrete, wood, etc.). My experience is with using the Rion base kit, so that is what I will describe as I recount my process of building my greenhouse.

When attaching the bottom profiles to the Rion base sections, I found that a glue stick and bits of tape really help in reducing frustration from trying to get both the washer and nut onto the bolt without them falling off your finger repeatedly. I used a little round of tape to hold the nut onto the tip of my finger, then a little glue from the glue stick to hold the washer onto the nut. This provided just enough stability to enable me to get the washers and nuts on by myself with a minimum of hassle. You should start at one of the corners when doing this work, after installing the provided screws in each corner of the laid-out Rion base kit. (continued)

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