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#1 onediadem

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 03:50 PM

So, we dug around in the garage, and came up with enough stuff to build a ghetto fabulous grow room. I had bought a fogger a few years ago at this site:

Pond foggers here

I never got around to building a room for it however until now. Sooshane did a fabulous job building the enclosure. The 1x4's were a tad warped, as you can see by the door pic, but hey, it worked out fabulous. (I helped some, lol) The dimensions are 8' tall x 8' long x 4' wide.

Anyway, here is the work in progress and the final results with the fogger going. To build this from scratch, the supplies needed would be 12 1x4's, a box of 1 3/4 inch screws, and either visqueen or painting plastic drop cloths. It just has to be sturdy enough to not tear. We had a gigantor-ific roll of awsome poly sheeting tho. We still have to get shelving for inside. We have a fan hooked up to a timer to blow co2 out twice a day.

As you can see the humidity stays really high. :)


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#2 the_chosen_one

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:05 PM

awesome! :bow: thanks for the fogger link ;)

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:11 PM

Great enclosure...!
Like the wood being on the outside..You guys can grow all kinds of stuff in there - and i'm sure you will ..heh
What kind of shelving are u thinking of...?

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:13 PM

The fogger does one hell of a job. Make sure you buy a float for it or do as we did a make one. It's ghetto-fabulous, I'll get a pic up.

As for the shelving we are thinking plastic shelves. We could get quite a few in there.

Here is the fogger that we are using.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:19 PM

Plastic shelves like this should do the trick.

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#6 GordianHyphae

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:14 PM

:cool: nice room guys! i'll have to stay tuned; i'm sure you'll fill it with all kinds of goodies.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:45 PM

:eusa_clap


I'm very jealous of your fabulous grow room! Nice and roomy! That fogger is great.

Where did you put the fan that blows the air out of the chamber? Is it in a top corner? And if you are pulling air out, how are you getting air in? I'm guessing it isn't airtight?

Sorry for all the questions, I just love your room :loveeyes:

#8 Hippie3

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:23 PM

painting that wood ?

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:24 PM

Thanks all. :heart:

The fan is in the bottom corner and blows in. A little flap of plastic hangs down and it covers the fan completely when the fan is off. You're right, it isn't airtight so when the fan comes on it just pushes through the cracks. It works out fine and the humidity stays in otherwise. An exhaust outlet would be ideal but this works fine. There is a lot of room in there we could prolly get 6-7 shelves set up.

I was thinking about adding some plants in there... It has a real tropical feel inside. Maybe we'll try some Orchids among other things. ;)

Here are some pics of the fogger at work. We made our own floater and it words perfectly. It's just some foam material wrapped in duct tape. There are holes on every side and on the bottom that are cored right to the fogger to allow water in. It just floats in a large metal pot and the drying racks on top are to minimalize splashing. Its fun to make something out of nothing.

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So there you go, A cheap and easy project that was fun to build and cost next to nothing (the fogger and shelving aside).


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#10 onediadem

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:29 PM

painting that wood ?


Nope the plastic is on the inside and covers the wood up. However there are a couple of spots where there are small gaps that will be fixed and covered better. We have been running this for a few days, the fogger nonstop and there are no signs of wet wood. We are in a dry climate and the air outside the chamber is really dry so that prolly helps.



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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:33 PM

i'd still paint it.
how's the plastic attached to the frame, staples ?

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:33 PM

:cool: Thanks for the info on the fan One, and the pics of the fogger fabrication.


This is a really great economical grow room that could be added to any abode, I like it a lot!

I can't wait for future pics of that room alive with fungus (and plants)!

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:35 PM

PVC framing could be another alternative also I would think. Though a bit trickier to attach the plastic to.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:52 PM

i'd still paint it.
how's the plastic attached to the frame, staples ?


Oh no we used hot glue. The Glue adheres the plastic to the wood perfectly.
Here's a pic, it's not the best but it should give you an idea of what's going on.



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We were going to use PVC but we wanted to use what we had on hand + money is tied up with other things right now. So far so good with this setup.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:01 PM

Looks promising :thumbup:

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:07 PM

^^ what he said. :eusa_clap can't wait to see some mycoporn

#17 jermy

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 08:11 AM

:cool:

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:21 AM

That's sweet. I'd love to build a big plastic box in one of my rooms... maybe someday.

Like Hip suggested, I'd definitely paint the wood. It will eventually mold whether it's wet or not.

I build modest enclosures with 1/2" PVC, and found a source for some impossible-to-find-except-online fittings that make it much easier to make things with.

I'll dig up some links and post them here when I find them again (they have the fittings in sizes up to 2 inch diameter).

nice fogger link too, thanks!

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 06:04 PM

Very nice room!!!
I like to see people innovate and create something from "nothing".
Give those materials a second life.

I also noticed how the plastic was on the inside of your wood framing.
Excellent planning.
Still not a bad idea to paint or seal the framing tho.
As mentioned, that wood will eventually mold.
It would be a shame to have a mold source lurking outside your growroom just waiting for the door to open.

Thanks for sharing your design!

#20 onediadem

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:26 PM

I understand the worry with molds, ect. However, we live in an extremely dry desert climate. There is no way molds will ever be able to take hold, because nothing stays damp for more than a minute or so. Our problems have stemmed from the inability to maintain any type of consistent moisture, and one reason we are running the fogger non-stop. In fact, we cant even make a sandwich without the bread starting to dry out before the thing is even made, lol.

For anyone interested in building something like this I would definitely recommend sealing the wood if they live in an area that has any type of humidity at all. For us, it will not be an issue, and why we didn't bother.

I do appreciate the concern tho!





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