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DryingTube!
    #4727176 - 09/28/05 09:43 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Hello everyone, this is my new dry tube. It is made from a 38 oz container of Infamil Baby powder. I installed a 12v 4" computer fan on the lid, and supply power via a 12v ac adapter.

If any of you are interested in making one, please post, and I will give instructions to those who don't have much experience w/ electricity or aren't too handy!

Here is the Tube.


This is the outside, still ugly, but in v 2.0 i will be adding a switch to turn power on/off. And of course it is going to get a face lift.


Here is a quick look on the inside.


Here is the top w/ grill to prevent fingers and UFOs falling in.

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Re: DryingTube! [Re: g0pher]
    #4727200 - 09/28/05 09:50 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Looks cool ... maybe rig a couple of wire shelves to rest your shrooms on, then put some desiccant in the bottom.

Just and idea....I haven't got to the drying stage so I'm don't have a system yet.


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: g0pher]
    #4727255 - 09/28/05 10:02 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

theres no airflow through that


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: 3six5]
    #4727456 - 09/28/05 10:40 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

there appears to be a hole at the bottom in 2 pics, rectangular with a filter of some sort (coffee) taped to it


Gopher... thats pretty creative :thumbup:


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: g0pher]
    #4727496 - 09/28/05 10:45 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Me likey too! :smile:


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: FooMan]
    #4727580 - 09/28/05 11:00 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

how long do you think itll take to dry a batch? have you tested it out at all?


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: 3six5]
    #4727946 - 09/28/05 11:56 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

w/ a fan , he needs a window screen or metal screen for free flowing air. that'll give best results, maybe some type of pre-filter tho? to be pushing clean air- naaah, i doubt thats an issue


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: mongees]
    #4727995 - 09/29/05 12:02 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Ive made some mods to it due to the fact of poor air flow.
In regards to testing it out, i have not, my harvest isn't for another week or so, i will keep you all updated.

Here are the new pictures w/ ventilation.



This is a disposable washcloth i added to set the mushrooms in, notice the abort trying out the tube


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: 3six5]
    #4728029 - 09/29/05 12:06 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

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w/ a fan , he needs a window screen or metal screen for free flowing air. that'll give best results, maybe some type of pre-filter tho? to be pushing clean air- naaah, i doubt thats an issue




both are not needed, when drying a few foriegn spores may land on the mushrooms
but they wont germinate because the conditions will be unfavorable, a couple of
screens to make 'shelves' would be a good idea, it'll help prevent areas with poor
circulation which could lead to rot


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: 3six5]
    #4728068 - 09/29/05 12:12 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

thats what i was tryn to convey.. taking the bottom out.. and make screen shelves. wouldn't be too hard either.. btw.. is that a cheet'os tube?


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: 3six5]
    #4728311 - 09/29/05 12:43 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

infamil baby formula can... $26/can you dont want to go that route unless you have babies


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: g0pher]
    #4729138 - 09/29/05 02:33 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Woot! DIY is right up my alley!

Please share the details, I'm very interested!

I estimate I'll be set up for beginning of cultivation in 2 months, assuming I can get spores, it's a real pain in the neck here. But I digress.

I think it would be great to actually use my PC for power, and just have them drying in a cubby of my desk whilst I own n00bs on Americas Army  :grin:. Please update us with how it works!


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: Konnrade]
    #4737537 - 09/30/05 05:51 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I have gone and picked up some drying supplies. Less than $4 spent.. :wink:


Cardboard box, with some plain clay like kitty litter in the bottom.


2 makeshift wire mesh shelves, and two computer fans. NOTE: cut hole in lower part of the box and duct taped a coffee filter over the hole.


Screens shelves sitting inside the box.


I wanted some help with a couple of things.

1. What is the optimal air-flow direction for my box?

2. Anyone know how to tell an electrical idiot how to hook up these fans?


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: Bamaman]
    #4737617 - 09/30/05 06:15 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

on the fans just cut a plus in cord of something you dont like black to neg (green wire most likely) and red to pos most likely red :P. i r ghetto though and like electrical fires :P


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: mushisgood_420]
    #4737649 - 09/30/05 06:25 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Should I have the air-flow PULLING the air out of the top of the box, or should I have air blowing down into the box from the top?


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: Bamaman]
    #4738234 - 09/30/05 08:45 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I think you should have to fan blowing are out of the box so that its pulled in from a hole on the otherside. Tell me how that kitty litter works for ya. Thats what I have been planing on using seeing as I can't get any other disillacants. I have been everyware three home depot, walmart, canadain tire, Paint stores, farm supplie stores even gun stores cause they use it for keeping ammo dry.


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: Bamaman]
    #4738505 - 09/30/05 09:47 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

if you had a good seal around those fans (I'd use 4 for that big a box though) then you would be best off setting them to suck air out of the box. That way air is filtered through the coffee filter as it is drawn in.

Although for drying purposes, you'd be better off with them blowing air into the box onto the shrooms.

Unless you want to try making a transformer to use those with an AC plug, you'd be best off buying some case fan wire splice attachments from a well-stocked computer store. If you tell them that you need a couple more case fans on your computer, but your power supply does not have enough available plugs on it, and say you need splices for them, I'm sure they can help you from there.

I have no idea where to buy real desiccant though... I havent looked into it.


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: Konnrade]
    #4738771 - 09/30/05 11:10 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

i have made a very similar drying machine out of a 5 gallon bucket with an attic fan attached to the top. i used metal fabric for shelves. 4 two inch holes in the bottom of the bucket allowed for air flow. originally i had dryrite in the bottom but that was more pain than it was worth. the baby food can is too small. go big at all times.


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: Konnrade]
    #4740335 - 10/01/05 10:15 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

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Unless you want to try making a transformer to use those with an AC plug, you'd be best off buying some case fan wire splice attachments from a well-stocked computer store. If you tell them that you need a couple more case fans on your computer, but your power supply does not have enough available plugs on it, and say you need splices for them, I'm sure they can help you from there.




See, that's my problem. I know how to hook the wires up, but I don't know if the juice coming out a wall socket can go straight to those little fans (via an old plug and cord)....or does it need some sort of transformer/adaptor/converter between the socket and the fans?


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Re: DryingTube! [Re: Bamaman]
    #4740345 - 10/01/05 10:25 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I believe that most of those fans operate on 12V DC power, so you would probably need a transformer.


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