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OfflineGrimsweeper
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DIY Dehydrator * 3
    #26924802 - 09/08/20 04:43 PM (10 days, 8 hours ago)

Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you...

The DEHYDRO-MATIC 5000

I upped my mush game so much that no traditional store-bought dehydrator could keep up even with extra cut out trays so I did a little tinkering in the garage. Yes I know there's commercial models like the ones Cabelas makes but I like to build shit and I didn't want to fork out that much cash.

Most of what you'll see here is stuff I had laying around from other projects so it only cost me about $50 once I decided to build one. I won't bore you with explicit details and measurements since it's all basic carpentry and you can build one any size you like.

You may have seen me mention these bread racks before that I use for drying grain.



I cut 5 in half and cut out the center to build this dehydrator sized around 10 of those peices. The oval cutout in the bottom is sized for the intake side of a small space heater.



Added rails for the racks and laid in the heater.



Laid another board on top of the heater and made a cut-out for the exhaust side.



Slid in my racks for size...



Pulled them all out and zip-tied aluminum screening.



At first I just drilled a bunch of holes in the top similar to how a dehydrator lid works thinking it would be enough airflow from the fan on the heater but I kept blowing the circuit breaker in my garage. I think the heater may have been over-heating from too much heat lingering around it so I cut out a 4' hole in the top and added a duct fan.

No problems after that!



The heater has a dial temperature control so I played with it until I had it shutting off around 160F and turning on at 150F.



And there you have it! It'll dry a little mush.



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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Grimsweeper]
    #26924851 - 09/08/20 05:11 PM (10 days, 7 hours ago)

:awesomenod:


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: filthyknees]
    #26925054 - 09/08/20 07:43 PM (10 days, 5 hours ago)

:carlton:

I bet that things dries a ton!


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Munchauzen]
    #26925062 - 09/08/20 07:52 PM (10 days, 4 hours ago)

A pound a tray seems reasonable. Wish I would have finished it before I harvested 3 monos but have a few more to go. Cramming those in 2 standard dehydrators was a bitch!


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Grimsweeper]
    #26925064 - 09/08/20 07:53 PM (10 days, 4 hours ago)

awesome
:manofapproval:


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: mushboy]
    #26925135 - 09/08/20 08:29 PM (10 days, 4 hours ago)

Nice!  I used pegboard for the top on mine.
I like the weather stripping!


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: TedsDead]
    #26925200 - 09/08/20 09:14 PM (10 days, 3 hours ago)

Thank you my dudes.

Ted I've likely seen yours for ideas.


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Grimsweeper]
    #26925219 - 09/08/20 09:23 PM (10 days, 3 hours ago)

Doooooope man. Glad to see you made it into a write up :rockon:

Roughly how tall is yours? I dont think I need one quite that big if you're getting a pound a shelf, but I'd like one about half that size. And I have a good bit of scrap wood from the flow hood build I wanna use


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Gan]
    #26925243 - 09/08/20 09:49 PM (10 days, 3 hours ago)

Its 39" tall and the trays are 19.5 deep. I'll re-measure and edit.


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Grimsweeper]
    #26925262 - 09/08/20 10:06 PM (10 days, 2 hours ago)

That's awesome i love myself some diy project
How much you are drying with every flush?


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: ProNoia]
    #26925385 - 09/08/20 11:59 PM (10 days, 51 minutes ago)

I dont have a good clone going right now but 5:8 MS cube dailed monos go anywhere around 900-1400g wet 1st flush. I only weigh if I'm working on a culture. Last couple months have been quick MS/Expand/Spawn/Repeat


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Grimsweeper]
    #26925418 - 09/09/20 12:15 AM (10 days, 35 minutes ago)

:vibin:

I wonder how it'll do when mostly full? I think rotating the trays from top to bottom might be beneficial.

This is a stellar upgrade to the common prestos :awesomenod:


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Dhearic]
    #26925460 - 09/09/20 12:55 AM (9 days, 23 hours ago)

:ohnowaitokay:

Not baggin on you but fuck rotating thats why I built this beast. I'm no Pablo Escabar.


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Grimsweeper]
    #26925491 - 09/09/20 01:24 AM (9 days, 23 hours ago)

:leocheers:
I've been cling wrapping my cusinart. I have 2 units with cut cords that heat up well but don't blow properly anymore. I'm thinking I'll pull em apart and build something custom like this.


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Quirkmeister92]
    #26925505 - 09/09/20 01:34 AM (9 days, 23 hours ago)

Very nice. I built one quite similar a while back but a bit bigger. Let us know how she does when full to the gills. How much dry weight in how many hours. Cheers for making shit happen. That's what it's all about.


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: verum subsequentis]
    #26925577 - 09/09/20 03:04 AM (9 days, 21 hours ago)

:toast:


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: NothingsChanged]
    #26925740 - 09/09/20 08:04 AM (9 days, 16 hours ago)

Yeah... i'm curious to see how it actually perfroms when stuffed with fruits.


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: Munchauzen]
    #26926565 - 09/09/20 05:29 PM (9 days, 7 hours ago)

I have seen the tubs you harvested, so many healthy mushrooms, do you mind giving me some advice?


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: ProNoia]
    #26926581 - 09/09/20 05:35 PM (9 days, 7 hours ago)

we're all here to help! do you have a thread or journal going I can jump in?


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Re: DIY Dehydrator [Re: ProNoia]
    #26926719 - 09/09/20 06:39 PM (9 days, 6 hours ago)

Quote:

ProNoia said:
I have seen the tubs you harvested, so many healthy mushrooms, do you mind giving me some advice?



Reading some of your earlier posts I can see you're a little off track but members have given you some solid advice, read through your comments and follow a current proven Tek exactly as its written. Shoeboxes are a great place to start. With clean spawn its almost hard to screw it up.


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When you clean a vacuum cleaner, you are a vacuum cleaner.
                                     

Grimsweeper's not so simple AF All in One Vend-O-Matic Grow Chamber 5000
Grim's Groovy GrimGrains
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DEHYDRO-MATIC 5000


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