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Old 03-24-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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I have wanted to start growing Hops for some time now. I have limited space that gets full sun on my little quarter acre lot. The best place is in my front yard, in full view of every passer-by on the planet. Due to this the SWMBO has been resistive of the idea. I had always figured on “tent-pole trellising” with a 16-foot 4X4, and I finally figured out that this was what she was so dead set against. I sketched out a “pergola”, designed specifically for growing Hops, worked out the details, and drew it out in CADD. The moment she saw the drawing all her reservations evaporated , and she is now as excited about it as I am. So, as of now there are two Willamette rhizomes in the ground! Eventually I will expand to 8-plants, with one other variety (Mt. Hood maybe?). I will have to hold off on the pergola construction till later in the year (too many other major projects) and just go with 6-foot stakes for now. But I was thinking that perhaps my little design might be of benefit to others. I have it in pdf format and am willing to share with anyone who wants it. I see no way to attach the file to a post , and I have no website to link it to, so…… send me a PM with your e-mail address, and for a reasonable charge (as in free) I will send it to you.



 
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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This is not really designed for growing hops...but pergolas can be really nice on the eyes if built right. We just love spending time in our back yard!



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Old 03-24-2010, 04:31 PM   #3
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I have to know what the extra "D" is for. It's driving me nuts.

 
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:01 PM   #4
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"design"..... just a fancy Engineering version of Autocad, set up to do a whole lot more than drafting... of course all I did was draft, so I guess it was a bit redundant, just habit......

 
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Old 03-24-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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I have to know what the extra "D" is for. It's driving me nuts.
Draft, this is a beer forum.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:08 PM   #6
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nice. that is exactly what we are planning for our yard over the next couple weeks. it will be against the back corner of the yard, but same idea. I have 2 hops planted in anticipation of it going up. just have to put up a block wall corner first.

 
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:17 PM   #7
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"design"..... just a fancy Engineering version of Autocad, set up to do a whole lot more than drafting... of course all I did was draft, so I guess it was a bit redundant, just habit......

I use fancy engineering versions of autocad all the time..they all just say CAD.

E.g. CATIA, NX, Pro/Engineer


I thought CAD was "Computer Aided Design"

But apparently "Drafting" is the other word I was looking for.

 
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:26 AM   #8
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We use Carlson Civil Suite, an Autocad based system. Plain old Autocad is "Computer Aided drafting".... all the cool stuff is "drafting and design". I used to daydream about this kind of stuff back in the early '80s, and now it's on my desk... I fell a little like Jules Verne sometimes...



 
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