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#1 Hippie3

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:14 PM

The following is an easy way to make your own humidified greenhouse setup. Once all the materials are gathered, the entire process takes less than an hour.


Materials:
Greenhouse
1.5" PVC Piping
PVC T Connector
PVC 2 to 1.5' Reducing Coupling
Reli-On Ultrasonic Humidifier
Trash Bag
Timer
Duct Tape
Hacksaw

Start out by assembling the greenhouse. They go together quite simply like an erector set. Instructions will be included.

Now you need to lay a garbage bag down on the floor, especially if you have carpet.

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Here are some pictures of the materials that you should have gathered.

Reli-On humidifier with adjustable humidity output.

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The adjustable humidity output.

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T Connector

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2" to 1.5" Reducing coupling

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If your are choosing to use the products listed, then the humidifier has a hole on the top that is approx. 2 inches across for humidity output.

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This is the perfect fit for the reducing coupling.

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Using duct tape, make a really good seal, attatching the coupling to the humidifier.

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You will now need to cut the PVC using the hacksaw. In this situation, using 2 4-tier greenhouses, there will need to be a 43.25" peice and 2 30" pieces of PVC. These 30" pieces of PVC may need to be longer, depending on how far away you place the greenhouse from the humidifier. If you make it like I do in this thread, then 30" peices will work fine. Also, if you are only using 1 4 tier greenhouse, then the second 30" piece is not needed.

Attach the T connector to the longer peice of PVC.

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Fill the humidifier with water at this point.

ONLY USE DISTILLED OR SPING BOTTLED WATER.

Doing this will greatly increase the life of your humidifier.

Place this peice of PVC into the humidifier with the T aiming towards each greenhouse.

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Now we shall work with the 30" peices of PVC. Using a pen, mark off 4 inches from one end of the PVC, and 2 inches from the other. Inbetween these marks is where we will need to drill holes for the humidity to come through. Again here, if you do not use the same humidifier/greenhouse spacing that I use, your numbers may be different.

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Now you should seal off the end you marked 2" down with duct tape.

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Cut a small hole in the greenhouse plastic where the PVC will go through. Make the hole small enough that there will be a tight fit when you put the PVC in.

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Now place the PVC into the hole, and connect it to the T connector.

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Do the same with the other side. If you are only using 1 greenhouse, then you can just seal off the other side of the T connector with duct tape.

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You should also place duct tape around the opening in the greenhouse to prevent any humidity loss.

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Now you will need to setup the timer. I am using a digital model avaliable at Walmart for $15. You will probably need to setup the timer to run 3-5 minutes every 2-4 hours. Also, dont forget there is a humidity output on the humidifier that can help with getting the proper humidity adjustment.

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This is by far not the only way to accomplish this goal, hopefully just some inspiration. Be creative.


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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:18 PM

make sure to slap on some kind of pre wired humidistat
Greenhouse Controls - Repeat Cycle Timers, Humidistats, & Speed Controllers
some found at the above link

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:31 PM

Whereabouts in Walmart do you find that timer? Because it's exactly what I'm looking for...

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:56 PM

dayum hip be diggin DEEP into them crates lately :D good stuph :)

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:57 PM

Whereabouts in Walmart do you find that timer? Because it's exactly what I'm looking for...

electrical/lighting. electrical supply and lighting stores have them too, as well as hydro shops and hardware stores.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 06:26 PM

is an ultra sonic all you need for FAE? or is it smart to have a cool mist also?

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:18 PM

Thanks, will definitly put this to use:bow:

#8 Hippie3

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 08:31 PM

is an ultra sonic all you need for FAE? or is it smart to have a cool mist also?

one ultrasonic is plenty for that size

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:47 PM

Hip, any idea how many on/off cycles that timer has in 24 hours?
The one I bought only handles 8 on/offs per day, I would have liked a few more.
That was the biggest I could find locally.

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Posted 03 February 2008 - 11:52 PM

buy another and cannibalize the little stop/start switches,
or buy digital
but 8 is proly good enough really, for casings.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:51 AM

ya mine is digital.
I considered rigging the switches type
but went digital in the end.
8 on/offs is still better than what I was able to do manually.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:58 AM

IMO a green house isn't required to easily grow great boomers.

but if you need a green house for you house plants or whatevr this would be a wizz bang set up.

IMO the green house is for the green or pedro grower, not the shrooms. It's fun to build stuff and play with it to make sure it works. This looks like a waste of money 2 me.

sorry about the neg comments they cant all be praise

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 09:35 AM

well if your getting your greenhouse to the required humidity, then i don't see why it wouldn't be a good greenhouse? From what i hear, once you get it calibrated your good to go, and they will keep the humidity needed, so if thats the case how can this be bad for booms?

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 10:11 AM

this is one of the most kickass timers out there.

intermatic timers.

available at home depot.

14 on and off settings a day.


intermatic.com under home indoor digital timers.
Intermatic Timers - Consumer Indoor Timers - Digital Timers - DT17C

ill go on a cycle of 20 mins every two hours. thats 10 mins of constant running every two hours. works for pans and cubes. really all depends on your humidifier and setup though. and how you tweak it. every single rig is going to be a bit different.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:44 AM

this is one of the most kickass timers out there.

Intermatic Timers - Consumer Indoor Timers - Digital Timers - DT17C


Oh, I saw that one at Home Depot yesterday and didn't get it- still looking for a repeat-cycle one. But maybe I'll go back and get it.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 01:26 PM

yo I wanted to apologize about my negative troll comments prior.

i wass off my meds a few days and couldnt make it to the pharmacy all better now.

I should be looking for whats good about your setup and how its usefull or maybe how i could improve it.

my bad

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 03:28 PM

yo I wanted to apologize about my negative troll comments prior.

i wass off my meds a few days and couldnt make it to the pharmacy all better now.

I should be looking for whats good about your setup and how its usefull or maybe how i could improve it.

my bad

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I think a greenhouse is A+ and I'm going to have to build something to fruit some pans.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:01 PM

IMO a green house isn't required to easily grow great boomers.

but if you need a green house for you house plants or whatevr this would be a wizz bang set up.

IMO the green house is for the green or pedro grower, not the shrooms. It's fun to build stuff and play with it to make sure it works. This looks like a waste of money 2 me.

sorry about the neg comments they cant all be praise

you are right,
not REQUIRED,
just a choice,
one of many ways.

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 05:42 PM

please see my second post in the thread hip.:rasta:

#20 Hippie3

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 06:21 PM

i saw,
but i responded
as your point was valid.




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