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Unattended Fruiting Chamber
    #8788696 - 08/18/08 12:03 AM (9 years, 6 months ago)

Before I break out my dremmel and go all out on a DIY automated fruiting chamber, I need to know... If I were to drill holes along the bottom of my FC, would this provide sufficient FAE for a week? (Ive got a metric shit ton of perlite for humidity, so that wouldnt be an issue.)

That said, Ive come up with a clever idea in case the answer is NO.

Id get a fan... one of those big 5" computer fans, and wire it to a DC adapter (like your cell phone uses) that would be wired to a timer. Id drill a hole in the lid of my FC, and replace it with an adjustable airflow vent. Beneath that, inside the FC, I would have a Plexiglas circle, a little bigger than the hole, to scatter the air so its not being blown directly on any of my cakes.


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Re: Unattended Fruiting Chamber [Re: ADamnedMan]
    #8788771 - 08/18/08 12:27 AM (9 years, 6 months ago)

Wiring it to an old PSU and jumping the PSU would be better.  Plus then you can attach other things lmike mini CCFLs


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Re: Unattended Fruiting Chamber [Re: ADamnedMan]
    #8788774 - 08/18/08 12:28 AM (9 years, 6 months ago)

where would the air flow out? and if it does fruit and spores drop. it would fly right out the air hole and be everywhere.


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Re: Unattended Fruiting Chamber [Re: Groomies]
    #8788816 - 08/18/08 12:44 AM (9 years, 6 months ago)

EDIT: The air would flow out of holes at the bottom, where the CO2 is.

It's not like I'm going to have a cyclone in my FC or anything! Or are the spores THAT light? I'd think they'd get stuck in the perlite before anything.

I would have a slotted slider of sorts that would restrict the air flow to a minimum. I don't want too much because it'd dry out my FC.

So holes alone won't do the trick?


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Re: Unattended Fruiting Chamber [Re: ADamnedMan]
    #8788862 - 08/18/08 12:59 AM (9 years, 6 months ago)

I just built a 120mm fan like you suggested.  I used an old cell phone charger (5.3v).  It works great and spins silently.  MacGyver would be proud. 

I think I'll be using a filter to both scatter the flow and make sure I am not forcing in any garbage.  I wonder if a big piece of tyvek will do it.


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Re: Unattended Fruiting Chamber [Re: gluvbox]
    #8789168 - 08/18/08 02:33 AM (9 years, 6 months ago)

After reading another thread, I went to Walmart and got an air pump for an aquarium. Doesn't put out a lot of air, so I think 15 minutes every 2 hours should be sufficient for FAE. Was a LOT simpler than what I was originally thinking.


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Re: Unattended Fruiting Chamber [Re: ADamnedMan]
    #8813717 - 08/23/08 01:29 AM (9 years, 5 months ago)

So I come back from being away for 5 days, and I find that my hydrometer/thermometer is broken. (It was rated for a max RH of 95%, so I take this as a good thing.)

My question is though, with holes in the bottom, and the hose from the air pump pointing down, would this be sufficient enough to push out the CO2 that sits at the bottom? Mind you this thing isn't like an air compressor, and you can barely feel it against your skin. (tl&dr; 15 min every 2 hours... light pressure - less than any fan)


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