Feet Seated or Not

The next morning after putting in some ribs on the greenhouse I came out and noticed something odd. In the dark we didn’t realize we had put in two of the locking bolts at the bottom of the 50′ ribs such that they did not actually anchor the ribs to the feet but rather sat on top of the feet. Oops. Fixed. The third far foot was right.

Wide Angle View

Here’s an interesting wide angle photo of the same thing. This picture was taken from closer which makes it harder to see effects of the feet not being seated. By stepping further back and zooming in the image is more compressed in the top photo. A little photography trick.

Outdoors: 15°F/5°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/60°F

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5 Responses to Feet Seated or Not

  1. Nance says:

    this untrained eye isn’t catching it. Please tell me what you noticed next morning and how and what you corrected?

    • Two of the ribs were slightly raised rather than being fully seated onto the feet. This left a different distance between the foundation and the bottom of the rib pipe because the bolt that locks foot to rib was sitting on top of the foot instead of passing through the foot. The solution was to remove the bolts, lower the ribs to align their bolt holes and reinsert the bolts at the right height.

  2. Greg from Maine says:

    Thanks for all the great articles! I know it takes time and effort to record and post so much information. If you don’t mind, I would like to know where you purchased the kit you used for this greenhouse build… In particular, I’m interested in the ‘feet’ that the bows bolted onto. Thanks.

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