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Invisibledustz
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Cooling a greenhouse...
    #2913038 - 07/21/04 06:50 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

My buddy has a good ole Martha Stewart closet setup. He's been able to keep air circulation and humidity going just fine, but temperatures have been staying around 80 degrees(F). Air conditioning isn't an option. He tried putting ice cubes inside the cool mist, which dropped the temp a few degrees but only for a short time. Anyone have any suggestions?  :confused:


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Re: Cooling a greenhouse... [Re: dustz]
    #2913216 - 07/21/04 07:48 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

i use those Blue Ice 'ice substitutes' by rubbermaid. they might not have them there, but i dont see why not. its essentially just some blue liquid in a hard plastic container or a plastic pouch, like you might use for an injury. pop them in the freezer for a few hours and you're good to go for a while -- just keep a extra one or two to rotate. they're better than ice because they dont make a mess and are reuseable. and you can put them wherever you think they might work best, not nessasarily inside of your mister.

i put just one pouch on top of a rubbermaid tub and it brings the temps down from 78-80 degrees to 70-73. im going to be doing a few more tubs in the same closet soon so i just went and picked up an armload of the fuckin things, at 1.99US$ each its a good solution. they might work faster/better if you taped them or otherwise attached them to the inside of the lid.


Edited by NNY (07/21/04 07:49 PM)


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Re: Cooling a greenhouse... [Re: dustz]
    #2913230 - 07/21/04 07:52 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

try putting the cool mist outside and below the closet setup so
that it is circulating fresh, cooler air into the closet instead
of recirculating warm, stagnant air.

the fresh O2 will do wonders for your project.

forget all that ice business...low maintenance is key.


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Re: Cooling a greenhouse... [Re: smurfette]
    #2913369 - 07/21/04 08:27 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

NNY: I've definitely seen those before, so I'm going to give that a try.

Cool mist is already outside the closet and running 24/7. It seems like having cool air going into the closet would be best, as opposed to trying to cool the air that's already in there. Anyone else find a good way to accomplish this?

Thanks everyone


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Re: Cooling a greenhouse... [Re: dustz]
    #2913519 - 07/21/04 09:04 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

well, i have a box fan in the doorway of my closet, but i dont always use it. once i have 5 rubbermaid tubs in there instead of one i probably will though, helps to the get the air from my AC across the room into the closet when its on, otherwise i leave it to its own devices. ive never used a cool mist machine so i dont know just how well it works, but if you closed up the closet with the ice packs and a small fan to keep the air moving it could keep the closet relatively cool depending on the size. if its too big you could make a tent to section off just the part you want.

i was thinking though, for fruiting you might not want the ice pack on top for maximum lighting efficiency, im going to try a setup with some styrofoam where i can put the icepacks inside a strip of styrofoam that i got as packaging, and put the tubs on top of that. i originaly put the ice packs on top because cold air goes down, so i figured it'd be more efficiant. you could probably put them just on the ground up against the base though and be good to go.

in theory something heavy like a shower curtain could help keep a more localized moist/cool environment, but still let diffused light through. never tried though. i have used a shower curtain to channel exhuast from an AC into a tent over a tub before to test it out, got it down to 65 degrees, which is what i had the AC set for.


Edited by NNY (07/21/04 09:15 PM)


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Re: Cooling a greenhouse... [Re: NNY]
    #2913568 - 07/21/04 09:18 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Well my buddy's setup is basically identical to Magash':

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...24551738f3f4a6b

It's fully contained, with both humidifiers connected via tubing.


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Re: Cooling a greenhouse... [Re: dustz]
    #2913603 - 07/21/04 09:26 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

thats a nice setup, i wasnt familiar with it, actually. if i hadnt just bought 4 rubbermaid tubs...

putting the ice packages inside might do enough to cool the air and keep it circulating cool without anything extra. id say thats worth a try first.


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Re: Cooling a greenhouse... [Re: dustz]
    #2918976 - 07/23/04 02:38 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Just to follow up, by adding one ice pack inside and one on top of the cool mist temps went down from 80 to 72. Didn't think it would work that well...thanks :smile:


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Re: Cooling a greenhouse... [Re: dustz]
    #2919638 - 07/23/04 09:51 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

np, glad i could help out.


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