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OfflineMinimalist
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A FOAF's set-up.. will it work?
    #3686357 - 01/27/05 12:45 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

So, a FOAF was discussing his planned set-up for cultivation. Basically, he would be following the Shroomgod straw tek with the notable exception of a sunbeam ultrasonic cool mist humidifier being used in place of the kaz cool mist humidifier and grated (sterilized, but not colonized) PF tek cakes being used in place of peat moss/vermiculite/lime flour casing mix.

He then wanted to hook up a 5 foot length of capped PVC pipe to the mist output on the top of the humidifier. Holes would be drilled in the sides of the PVC pipe and hoses run from those holes to the rubbermaid container(s). On the inside wall of the rubbermaid container(s), a cup would be taped underneath the hole to catch excess moisture that may drip from the hose.

His main concern with this setup is that he cannot afford a timer and fears that leaving the humidifier on the entire time he's away will create excess moisture, as well as a lack of gas exchange.

Are his fears unfounded, or will he have to sell his body to matronly women in order to be able to afford this timer?

Also, is there anything he's missing?


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: Minimalist]
    #3686389 - 01/27/05 12:48 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

no, no, no, use a standard casing, PF jars will eb a hotbed for contams


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: penlight438094]
    #3686461 - 01/27/05 12:58 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

haha dude a timer is like 5 bucks at wallmart. if you can't afford that find something in your house to pawn to get 5 bucks. simple.


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: illahee]
    #3686694 - 01/27/05 01:32 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yes your fears are correct...you WILL need a timer for that ultrasonic (though you probably dont need the humidifiers..at least the ultra...anyways..but thats your choice...will probably give you better results..little more work)...they are only a few bucks though...even the 15 minute increment one will work...15 minutes every 2 hours or so (to start but results WILL vary..vary to compensate). I got a few of those timers..2 for 7 bucks.


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3686940 - 01/27/05 02:32 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

15 minutes...every two hours, i have to keep my humidifier running 24 7 full throttle just to keep it at 80%. what the fuck!


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: jc_illenium]
    #3686981 - 01/27/05 02:43 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

whast A FOAF???


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: LethalX5]
    #3687001 - 01/27/05 02:48 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

that meter made slut fucked me again!


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: jc_illenium]
    #3687709 - 01/27/05 10:05 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

FOAF = Four Overly Aggressive Females

or, Friend Of A Friend

what timers would you suggest? the only ones the FOAF has seen that were affordable weren't suitable... 2 on/2 off or ones that the timing cycle was 30 mins. I'm guessing he's going to want the 15 min interval ones, or something where you can adjust the time the humidifier is left on.


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: Minimalist]
    #3690513 - 01/27/05 10:15 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

again you can't under any circumstances use pf mix for a casing layer, it will contam 100%, go with 60/40 coir/verm

and use the timer for times when your friend wont be there, for instance if your foaf is always home at 9am and 12pm, then he can manually turn it on and off, this way the 2 on/off settings can be used when the foaf isn't around


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: penlight438094]
    #3692785 - 01/28/05 11:14 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Look around...home depot, walmart, kmart, lowes. Don't be lazy, be creative. The timers are out there and cheep. I've found them at the first two mentioned..never looked at the others.

jc_illenium, first off your meter I'm sure is fucked up if it doesnt get up. Second off, are you talking about an ULTRASONIC or a COOL MIST. Cool mists run 24/7 and dont raise humidity much...they are for air exchange. Ultrasonics put out visable solid mist and if you run them in just about any chamber 24/7 you will have a fog that you can't see through.


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3695065 - 01/28/05 09:02 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

thanks for the tips, guys. I've passed the information along. hopefully he's successful and will let me trip along with him.


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: Minimalist]
    #3695102 - 01/28/05 09:08 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

it keeps the greenhouse at a nice and steady 72/73 degrees, but only gets about 70 to 85% humidity. and the fog like you said is pretty heavy, i had to line the floor with plastic to catch all the excess moisture. will this work out ok? do you have any suggestions?


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: jc_illenium]
    #3698000 - 01/29/05 01:16 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

You should not have a fog in there...and your meter is crap, you may as well remove it if it doesnt go higher then 85% sitting in fog.


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3699206 - 01/29/05 07:26 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

nah..the fogs fine..each casing has its own pastic tent within..so the fog is not in direct contact..know what im sayin?


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: jc_illenium]
    #3699210 - 01/29/05 07:28 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

the hygrometers are cheap though..they carry any good temp/humidty guage,timers at walmart?


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: jc_illenium]
    #3700248 - 01/29/05 11:55 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

ok problem solved..btw,the humidifier is an ultrasonic.i bought a new hygrometer today for 13 dollars at walmart,and all is well.

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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: jc_illenium]
    #3700501 - 01/30/05 01:38 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

jc_illenium said:
nah..the fogs fine..each casing has its own pastic tent within..so the fog is not in direct contact..know what im sayin?




No I dont see what your saying...but if you got it all straight now, I'm glad. Good luck on the rest!


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3700518 - 01/30/05 01:41 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)


actually now i just found out the hyg/therm with the probe i bought only sensors temp...what a gyp.


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: jc_illenium]
    #3700685 - 01/30/05 02:23 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Probes to sensor humidity are very hard to find...I havnt seen anything that does it yet but if its there its probably expensive..


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: A FOAF's set-up.. will it work? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3700726 - 01/30/05 02:36 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

using a digital yourself?


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