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Risk of fire issue for stealth setup?
    #1350175 - 03/04/03 03:13 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Here's the setup a giant rubbermaid with a 2mil plastic tarp taped down over the lid area. Lid has attatched a 20w 110v flourescent light like 18" and also the tub has perlite for humidity and a bubbler to provide air exchanges. All sitting on a blanket. Light times are like 6 on 18 off and u think it will have heat issues to the point of baking the fruiting chamber or catching the blanket cover on fire? Just curious as those 2 issues with the lights. Thanks.

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Re: Risk of fire issue for stealth setup? [Re: socratesmind]
    #1350215 - 03/04/03 03:26 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

fluorescents produce very little heat, besides compact flouros, you have a tube fluro so heat shouldnt be a problem

...hypothetically speaking of course.

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Re: Risk of fire issue for stealth setup? [Re: socratesmind]
    #1350216 - 03/04/03 03:26 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

As long as the lights aren't too hot or too close to the blanket, you should be fine. Also, watch out for things that may be above the light like a wooden frame or wall.

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