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kennybopaloo

06:07PM | 03/21/04
Member Since: 03/19/04
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I would like to gt any info on how to build a cold box. Dimension approx. 36inch by 48.

I am not a carpenter at all.

Thanks Kennybopaloo

homebild

02:36AM | 03/22/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
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What is a "cold box"?

kennybopaloo

10:00AM | 03/22/04
Member Since: 03/19/04
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Cold Box

Apparently it is a wood enclosure, that has a plexiglass top that brings in the heat during cold weather to promote early growth of plants...

Kennybopaloo

k2

11:27AM | 03/22/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
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We've always called them "cold frames." They needn't be very sophisticated. At the simplest, they're simple boxes covered with plexiglass....which doesn't even have to be hinged.

(we had one once where we'd just move the plexiglass when we needed to. They can be wood; ours was cement blocks. Some people use old windows--but there's a breakage danger if they're not tempered.)

Obviously this is a very crude solution--I'm sure there are folks out there who do very fancy ones. It's best if the top slopes away from the home.

Just put it against the house on the warmest side (typically South).

Try an Internet search for "cold frame" and see what you get!

regards,

-k2 in CO (Moderator, Miscellaneous Forum)

kennybopaloo

12:00PM | 03/22/04
Member Since: 03/19/04
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Thank you for your assistance pertaining to the cold frame.

Kennybopaloo

homebild

02:29PM | 03/24/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
694 lifetime posts
Hmmm and thanks...

Never knew that...:)
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