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Offlinewaixingren
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Waixingren's New Growroom
    #6399785 - 12/24/06 01:57 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Well i needed a growroom so here it is. It's still a work in progress.

The building is 8'x8' and is sharing a wall with our existing shed.


First we started with a PT frame for the floor. Painted plywood on top


on top of the plywood went this plastic paneling. This is the same stuff they put on shower walls.


Assembling the wall frames. The frames are made with 2x4" and aluminum braces designed for screen enclosures or in this case windows.


securing the frame together.


Completed frame. Painted with just primer.


Installing the windows. These windows are made of aluminum and the panes are a plastic/rubber sheeting. light penetration is about 30-35% through that material.


this is the roof. The material is "Opal White" corrugated paneling from home depot. These panels are rated at 45% light transmission.


and here is how it stands so far. Walls up and roof on.

We still have quite a bit to do. We need to install the front door, apply screen to specific areas of the walls to allow for air exchange, apply plywood to the remaining open spaces, install the misting system, and seal up any other small areas.

The floor is inclined slightly to allow drainage through the front. the walls are raised up about a half inch in front with 8"-12" planks spaced about .5" apart to compensate for the incline and let the water drain.

I plan on screening the front bottom rectangles on both sides of the building. I will also screen the first 1'-2' of the open are between the roof and walls. I am hoping this will allow for ample air exchange but still hold proper humidity with the misting system. this should allow cool air to enter through the bottom and hot air to escape through the upper most portion.

Total cost so far is about $200. This cost went towards all of the wood, the roof panels, and little things like nails, caulking, paint rollers, etc.. My family is in the home remodeling business so the floor panels, paint, windows, and aluminum frames were all on hand from previous jobs. The door and screen are all on hand as well. The most expensive thing so far is the roofing panels at $18 each, we used 4 panels.

our next expense on this project is the misting system. If you guys have any recommendations for this part i would be grateful to hear it.

Thanks for looking guys. any feedback is appreciated.


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: waixingren]
    #6399814 - 12/24/06 02:09 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Very nice work. I want one.


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: waixingren]
    #6400022 - 12/24/06 03:30 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Sweet, looks good.


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: falcon]
    #6400822 - 12/24/06 08:09 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I'd recommend doing something like what agar built, that humidifier using a fogger and blower. You could pipe PVC up and into the growroom, having it run along the top of the ceiling. I would then drill holes in the pipe running along the length of the ceiling to allow humidity to descend evenly into the growroom. For air exchange a small blower w/plastic ducting on a timer would be sufficient.

Looking really good there, that's a quality build. What went on the frame after the primer?


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: LentinulaEdodes]
    #6400965 - 12/24/06 09:27 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

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What went on the frame after the primer?




nothing, just a good coat of primer.

I have been checking out that humidifier design by agar. it looks promising.


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: waixingren]
    #6401045 - 12/24/06 10:10 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

it's looks very promising your fruity chamber and the agar humidifier (i bet you save a lot of money with his humidifier)

To my advice you can also link the first barrel to a second barrel, to block the big drops into the second barrel (using a strong blower).

For 200 USD here in italy i buy 1/8 of the chamber.. :S

i hate the money!

Keep us updated with pics


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: waixingren]
    #6401113 - 12/24/06 10:52 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3629746
This is the most inexpensive low pressure misting system out there.
High pressure systems can get spendy & complex.

Squirrel cage fan & automotive filter, for FAE.

Looking GREAT.



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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: agar]
    #6401378 - 12/24/06 04:34 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Have you simply to link it to the water?

Automotive filter to do what??!


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: FreeSporePrints]
    #6402341 - 12/25/06 12:48 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

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Have you simply to link it to the water?

Automotive filter to do what??!




Yes, if you have strong water pressure.
You simply hook it up to a water faucet.

You can also use a LAWN WATERING TIMER, with one.
To automate when & how long it mists.

Automotive filters are usually rated about 6 to 8 micron.
They are great prefilter for a hepa or ulpa flow hood.

And, work great as a filter for fresh air exchange.
Using one will keep dust, gnat's, flies & such.
Out of your fruiting area.
(same as they do an engine)


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: agar]
    #6403735 - 12/28/06 08:22 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

I had an Idea of using a pressure washer as a mister/humidifier. just get a cheapy electric pressure washer and plumb off of that to humidification nozzles.


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: Cryogenicz]
    #6405342 - 12/28/06 11:51 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Hmmm, I wonder, would one of those misting systems work in an indoor grow room?


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: LentinulaEdodes]
    #6407261 - 12/29/06 02:35 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

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Hmmm, I wonder, would one of those misting systems work in an indoor grow room?




Why would you wonder that?
Like a spay mist bottle.
They work indoors, as well as outdoors.
I have seen one work, indoors. :thumbup: :tongue:


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: agar]
    #6407643 - 12/29/06 07:30 PM (15 years, 9 months ago)

^^Good point, I guess I thought that perhaps it would completely drench an indoor growroom. But, you are definitely correct, I wasn't thinking lol. Thanks agar.


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: LentinulaEdodes]
    #6408560 - 12/30/06 12:58 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

How many nozzles you use, the water pressure you have behind the nozzles & the amount of FAE movement inside the grow area are all factors to consider.

A single nozzle, with an articulating fan to spread the mist works well. 2 nozzles for larger area's works well.

Also, the length of time you mist is another factor.

It is sort of an ART form, learning to mist/water correctly.
It takes practice & with that, comes SKILL & success.


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: agar]
    #6408628 - 12/30/06 01:27 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

^^I agree. I currently use 2 ultrasonics and 1 coolmist + a small blower w/filter for my 8x8x8 grow room, and it took a long time for me to get it dialed. Many, many days of fluctuating humidity and temp changes. Finally I have it down and I can hold it steady at 94% RH, 88% RH, or 82% RH. The temps were easily controlled via a space heater next to the blower, and that is fairly adjustable as well.


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: LentinulaEdodes]
    #6408820 - 12/30/06 03:10 AM (15 years, 9 months ago)

Yup, every bodies ambient Rh differs, along with temperatures.
Then, whatever one uses for heat/cooling & humidity does to.

So, in every case, it takes a lot of dialing in.
To get it all where you want it.

That requires patience.
But, once you find what works.
In your circumstance.
A great deal of satisfaction usually follows.

LOL, and then along comes some new innovation.
Which, you try to put to use.
And, you start tweaking it all over again.


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: waixingren]
    #6409976 - 12/30/06 02:40 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

inspiring  :thumbup:


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: shirley knott]
    #6410196 - 12/30/06 07:12 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Im really interested in seeing more of this project :smile:


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: waixingren]
    #6410503 - 12/30/06 10:09 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Looks epic. :thumbup:

Seems like it would be really nice to have a whole room like that dedicated to grows :cool:


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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: waixingren]
    #6412451 - 12/31/06 10:04 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Nice project! I hope it´ll work very good too.
I´m planning the construction of a growroom too and have some questions if you don´t mind:
Where you live, is there a big difference between the highest temp (summer) and lowest temp (winter)?
How many hours hits the sun directly to the growroom?
Do you need to consider if it´s facing north, south...?
How many bags/columns will fit inside?

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Re: Waixingren's New Growroom [Re: Semilanceata]
    #6532392 - 02/05/07 11:50 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Hello waixingren,
news about your new growroom?

pics pics pics :smile:


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