Thinking about taking the next step in brewing and starting my own hop garden. I have been looking through this forum and scouring the internet for ideas on trellis design. I came up with two options; the typical post and cable plan, using chain link fencing top rail or a canopy frame using 3/4" emt conduit and fittings from the following website: ysbw.com
. The canopy would measure 5' wide x 15' long x 17' high. There would be 4 legs on either side that are 5' apart. I have attached a sketch of my plan, but I am not sure if it will work seeing how this is my first post. Price-wise there isn't much difference, but I am leaning toward the canopy style just for the options. I was thinking the bines could climb up the legs, wrapped with coir twine, or I could string the twine through all the eyelets on the the various fittings.
What I am not sure about is the strength of 3/4" emt in those dimensions. I could step it up to 1" emt conduit, but that adds enough to the cost to make the pole and cable design the favorite. Is 3/4" conduit up to the task? Has anyone used 3/4" conduit in their trellis'?