The type, size, etc. of high tunnels doors are important to their users. Doors influence ease and safety of access, high tunnel structural integrity, and the ability to maintain the targeted set of conditions in the structure.Doors also vary in cost.The Extension Vegetable Physiology Lab (EVPL) at The OSU-OARDC in Wooster, OH operates nine high tunnels. Three measure 30 ft x 80 ft while the remaining six measure 21 ft x 48 ft. The large structures were installed in October 2008 by CVS Supply of Dundee, OH and contain 2-panel sliding doors the all metal and poly frame and track for which are on the insideof the tunnel. Four of the small structures were installed by the EVPL in March 2003 and contain two-panel, wood and poly swinging doors. The remaining two small tunnels were installed by CVS Supply in Oct-08; they contain metal-poly two-panel sliding doors the track of which is on the outsideof the tunnel.
Recently, participants in the hightunnels.org list-serve expressed an interest in seeing pictures of the doors on the EVPL high tunnels, in part to help identify which type of door may be best for their high tunnels. We hope the following images are useful to you. Please contact us if you would like additional information about these images or about other high tunnel-related issues.
The Extension Vegetable Physiology Lab. Matt Kleinhenz; ph. 330.263.3810, email@example.com