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Invisibleeasyskunkin

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cool down a grow room whitout AC ?
    #2755935 - 06/02/04 07:48 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Hello I have a problem with my grow room that is way too hot (27 Celsius !) now it's summer, and I cannot put air conditioning (too expensive and not enought electricity in the house for this anyway).
So could anybody give me a simple and cheap method to bring the temperature in this room back to the fruiting range ? thanks for any help !


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: easyskunkin]
    #2755937 - 06/02/04 07:49 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Lots and Lots of frozen water bottles!


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: doc34]
    #2755946 - 06/02/04 07:52 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yes I will try this, but it's qite a big room where I keep my terrarium and I don't know if it's gonna be enough ?


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: easyskunkin]
    #2755998 - 06/02/04 09:21 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

put the terrarium floating on water such as the tub in tub. Water is a great insulator and will be around the right temp most of the day and you can always just add some ice into the water etc etc


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: easyskunkin]
    #2766769 - 06/05/04 07:39 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I'm in a warm climate, too. I'm making a cooled grow box. I found an old thick walled styrofoam box that they ship tropical fish and seafood, etc. in. I cut a rectangular hole in one end and am mounting a peltier unit salvaged out of an old electric cooler. Like this:
http://sciplus.com/singleItem.cfm?terms=10297&cartLogFrom=Search
A 12v muffin fan on blowing on each side of it will circulate air over the heatsinks. The power supply will be plugged into a ductstat thermostat inside the box. a small fluorescent light, equivalent to a 40w incandescent) will be in the box, probably switched with the cooler and fans.
You could easily build a box of whatever size you need with sheets of styrofoam from the hardware store. Or the easiest way would be to just use one of those coleman 12v coolers as is, or build up walls to make it bigger. It should have no trouble cooling a larger space 10 - 20 degrees. They generally create a differential of 35 degrees or so normally.
All you would have to do is open it once or twice a day for air exchange.
I'm doing chronic and casings, so I won't need high humidity. For that, You'd probably want a bit more space. And maybe paint the inner surface with exterior latex paint to make it less porous to prevent harboring contams.
harv


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: homelessheathen]
    #2766817 - 06/05/04 08:04 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

5 gallon cool mist humidifier with alot of ice in the tank.


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: beginner]
    #2766893 - 06/05/04 08:55 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

That's a lot of labor, ice, and humidity. have to hire a full time person to keep it running and mop up the floor.
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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: homelessheathen]
    #2766900 - 06/05/04 09:02 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

wife?


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: easyskunkin]
    #2767304 - 06/05/04 11:17 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

You might be able to get a small swamp cooler or something. This uses substantially smaller amount of electricity, and has the added bonus of humidifying the air that's flowing over it.


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: Sev]
    #2767918 - 06/06/04 02:25 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Swamp coolers work pretty well in arid climates, but if you live in the steamy south, forget it. You can't even buy them there. Maybe if your house is air conditioned already, and you want to lower the temp of one room, it might work because AC dehumidifies.
Still, why cool a whole room if you just have one lil ol tub to cool off 5 degrees?
harv


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: easyskunkin]
    #2767990 - 06/06/04 03:00 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Liquid Nitrogen


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: mycoguy]
    #2768899 - 06/06/04 02:35 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Buy an ionic breeze and plug it in.


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Re: cool down a grow room whitout AC ? [Re: easyskunkin]
    #2768977 - 06/06/04 03:08 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Thats not to hot for fruiting cubensis...27C is somewhere near 85 degrees im pretty shure...I have picked many when it was 95+ outside


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