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Talk:Kiva's straw bale greenhouse

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Suggestion: Upon entering this article, it would be great to have a photo to catch the eye. Could be positioned off to the right with the TOC on the left. I think this is a good photo and the code at the top of this talk page (with edited caption), placed at the top of the article, would do the trick.

--CurtB 20:54, 2 November 2006 (PST)

Question? I read this article and really enjoyed it! I'm curious about the wiring/buckling system you mentioned for the straw bale. i don't quite fully understand the concept, or how it works. If i were to build this myself how would I go about building that system? Just curious, new to the site and not sure how to quite navigate around yet or even how to ask questions! I hope this gets to you and I can get some clarity! Thanks for all the charts in the bottom, that was very helpful!

--User: Suzetteturner333 19:38, 28 February 2011 (PST)

Hi. I am glad you enjoyed this page and hope it helps you in building your own greenhouse. It was a lot of fun and I learned a tremendous amount. I hope that if you do build a greenhouse or any project you do please post it on Appropedia.
To secure the bales to the foundation we put eye blots in the 2X4’s that run under the bale walls on each side. Then we secured wire to the eye bolts and ran it over the top bale. To insure that we had the same amount of pressure distribution across the entire wall we built a ladder to sit on top of the wall. This ladder was made of 2X4’s which ran the length of each wall and were connected with a cross beam every 16 inches. We put a small piece of flashing between the wire and the wood so the wire would not cut into the 2X4’s. The wire attached to the outside of the wall ran over and connected to the wire coming up from the inside wall with a turn buckle. We used a turn buckle so we could cinch down the wire, which in turn tightened the wall down and helped hold it in place.

Again thank you for your interest and enjoy. Soysinlimites 15:43, 17 March 2011 (PDT)

I think this article would benefit from being restructured. This article (though good and inspiring) would probably more beneficial to others in a blueprint(version1) format with the blog styled description of this and possible future iterations below the actual blueprint(s).