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Offlineclosetgrower
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can i use this dehydrator?
    #4190988 - 05/18/05 03:02 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

i got this ronco dehydrator @ a thrift shop for $11. only to get it home and find it doesnt have a fan. just a heater :frown:.
is there anyone that has rigged one of these to work?
the top tray gets like 120 deg. thats to hot i'm sure.
damn i thought i found a bargain :confused:


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: closetgrower]
    #4191017 - 05/18/05 03:07 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I have and use the same one. I leave the cover off and have had no problems. Some will argue that 120 is too hot but after trying numerous drying experiments I disagree. In my tests, the potency does not seem to change under heat of 120.


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: Rollen]
    #4191088 - 05/18/05 03:27 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

thats somewhat reashuring although i'm concerned about that high temp. maybe if i get rid of the heating element and put a fan in it.
is therre anyway to put something in-line to adjust the heat?


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: closetgrower]
    #4191185 - 05/18/05 03:55 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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closetgrower said:
thats somewhat reashuring although i'm concerned about that high temp. maybe if i get rid of the heating element and put a fan in it.
is therre anyway to put something in-line to adjust the heat?




you would do all that and not just get an american harvest that you could be sure of?
road is not lying when he says they can be found at second-hand stores.
think about what you would do with a useless appliance you got as a gift...
give it to goodwill.


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: psilocyben]
    #4191279 - 05/18/05 04:20 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

goodwill is where i got this stupid thing! i'v been watchin for a couple weeks and this is it man....so far


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: closetgrower]
    #4191293 - 05/18/05 04:23 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

20 bucks at walmart
as much as i hate to refer anyone to them.

four trays ought to be able to handle any load you can conjur for the meantime.
additional trays are available, too.


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: psilocyben]
    #4191343 - 05/18/05 04:32 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

i apriciate your effort but my walmart only carries the 40 dollor american harvest. 11 dollars good 40 dollars bad.
theres got to be a way to splice something into the wire that will adjust the temp. i dont know enough about electricity. does anyone know about this? thanx pcilocyben


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: closetgrower]
    #4191465 - 05/18/05 04:55 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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This is the one you got?

no fan in it?


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4191500 - 05/18/05 05:03 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I got the NESCO american harvest and removed the heating element and rigged the wires so it runs now just like before just no heat. Its really simple.


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4191548 - 05/18/05 05:14 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

thats the one. no fan! i have the instructions too. says nothing of a fan.


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: closetgrower]
    #4191605 - 05/18/05 05:26 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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thats the one. no fan! i have the instructions too. says nothing of a fan.




turn it on and see if there is any air flow!~

if there isn't any...

I'd use the racks that you have...and put them on top of a fan.

it will take longer to dry your shrooms...but it will work.

tc


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4191671 - 05/18/05 05:43 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

i think first i'll try to put a fan under it. if that doesnt work i'll take out the heating element and put a fan in it. i called osh and they said to use a in line thermostat, but then i called a couple other places and they said it wont work.


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: closetgrower]
    #4191681 - 05/18/05 05:44 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

:thumbup:


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4191724 - 05/18/05 05:53 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

go to any hardware store and buy a rheastat (sp?) that will work for you. it will limit the electricity to the element thereby allowing you to control the temp. i have never seen a dehydrator without a fan though. look in the bottom. i guess it could just be by convection though.


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4191728 - 05/18/05 05:54 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I have the exact same one. Splittin image of it. I'm terrified to use it though. Let us know how it goes if you decide to try it out.


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: Hotnuts]
    #4191795 - 05/18/05 06:10 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

whats the deal with dehydrators? cant you just seal the shrooms in a container with a bunch of desiccant?


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: Mych]
    #4191806 - 05/18/05 06:12 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

you can and it works good but for a large grow a dehydrator is a lot more efficient


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: lowdominion]
    #4191832 - 05/18/05 06:19 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

putting a fan under it did not lower the temp. next i have to get a smaller fan to fit inside.


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: lowdominion]
    #4191918 - 05/18/05 06:38 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

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you can and it works good but for a large grow a dehydrator is a lot more efficient




good to know. i was just planning on using lots of silica (which is rechargable) for this... ill probably end up going the dehydrator route if i have to do bulk.

in terms of what goes on with the mushrooms.. is dehydrating first and then dessicating a better option? I am just looking at what is most benefitial to the shrooms


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Re: can i use this dehydrator? [Re: Mych]
    #4192586 - 05/18/05 09:11 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

It's generally a bad idea to go straight to the desiccant chamber, especially with larger fruits---it takes quite a long time to remove all that water with no airflow, and mushrooms don't like being wet for a long time.  :frown:

If you don't have a dehydrator, the best way to get them cracker dry is to fan dry them first for a few days and then move them to desiccant chamber to get rid of the remaining water. Works great if you're cheap! :smirk:


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