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The Doc builds a cab
    #129630 - 10/06/08 08:07 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Hey guys, I've got this cab pretty dialed in at this point so I decided its time to show her off. Everything except the ballast and the fan are home made. All and all about a 500$ project, not to bad.

Ventilation: 170cfm econoline inline duct fan.
Lighting: 400W Galaxy Digital ballast.

Here it is from the outside.


I keep an air conditioner or a room fan on and the cab is silent, I love my fan speed controller.

Open.

My intake is the big hole in the bottom, the baffle is not in place in this picture. The back is a piece of melamine to replace the cardboard it came with.


The baffle.It allows for a great deal of airflow and is 100% lightproof.


I decided to go for a 400w digi ballast but in order to deal with the heat I had to do some air cooling. I decided on a homebrew cool tube. The glass is a pyrex bake-a-round from ebay and it is supported inside the tube with cafe rod brackets, pretty nifty. I can keep my plants about 2" from the glass and they do just fine.

Here's a shot of the cool tube assembly.


Here is how its attached.

I cut a piece of straight ducting to form a reflector.

My carbon scrubber is home made as well, a couple 4" and 6" ducting pieces, some chicken wire and a stocking. Total cost = 25$, can't be beat and 100% effective.

Shown with my ballast box.


I'm a hydro kind of guy so I build a four bucket system to fill the space. All the buckets are connected and run to a rez outside the cab to keep cool. In the rez is a 90gph submersible pump connected to a 1/4" manifold that delivers nutes to each bucket.

Shown here is one of the buckets. (This is after storage, the drain connector is backwards and the ebb and flow filter fitting isn't attached. )


A word of advise, if you buy black 1/4" tubing, it is really stiff. In order to get it to bend into shapes you can use (and stay that way) apply a little heat.


Here are the buckets installed. (Don't mind the lamp, I was starting some seedlings under a cfl...)


I think that about covers it. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!

Oh and if you want to see what some plants look like inside of this baby, check out:
My last Journal


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* My Cab
* How to Build a Grow Tent
* Fan Speed Control 101
* Easy Butane Extraction

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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #129660 - 10/06/08 09:45 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

this is really cool thanks for posting :laugh:


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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #129679 - 10/06/08 10:14 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Nice job.

Here is one I did for a friend a few years ago.



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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Magash]
    #129802 - 10/07/08 01:21 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks for stopping in usg543, its nice to see you outside the Ikariam thread :wink:

I like the double setup you have there Magash, If I ever lived in the same spot long enough to keep mothers, my cab would be set up the same way. What kind of light is that you have in there, how is the heat? I find that with my 400w and 170cfm I run about 7 deg above ambient.


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* How to Build a Grow Tent
* Fan Speed Control 101
* Easy Butane Extraction

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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #129866 - 10/07/08 10:36 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

that is a bad ass set up doc looks just like a closet i plan on this set up in the near future the only question is what are the measurements?


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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: blueberry D]
    #129881 - 10/07/08 12:44 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

thats badass i wish i had the smarts to do that.


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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: sublime]
    #129940 - 10/07/08 03:45 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Dimensions: ~2.5' x 1.5' x 6'

Haha, it doesn't take too much smarts to build something like this, just alot of time spent lurking forums.


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* How to Build a Grow Tent
* Fan Speed Control 101
* Easy Butane Extraction

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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #130527 - 10/08/08 09:11 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Where did you get or how did you make your fan speed controller? I have a 6" vortex for my 1.25'x4'x7' and it sounds like a small jet engine taking off. I can only imagine what my apt neighbors think >.>


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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: BlargIAmDead]
    #130530 - 10/08/08 09:19 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Ahahaha, I only have a 4" and I know what you're talking about. I built my own fan speed controller, its really simple. Go to home depot and find the dimmer section, look for a Fan Speed Controller, this bit is important, do not use a regular dimmer as it will burn up your fan. Find a fan speed controller that says something like "optimized to reduce hum" or something about no hum that can handle the amperage of your fan (99% of them should). Next I just unplugged the fan, cut the cable in half up near the fan, stripped the wires and connected them to the fan speed controller inside an outlet box. Everything was from Home Depot and cost less than 20$. If you need any help let me know.


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* How to Build a Grow Tent
* Fan Speed Control 101
* Easy Butane Extraction

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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #130534 - 10/08/08 09:34 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Well all my shit gets plugged into one power strip. So theoretically it's my 250 light, 6" vortex, and 4" minifan for circulation inside.

Another amusing story was when I first put it all together and was like "Alright....lets let this bitch fly!" went ahead and turned the fan on and zipped the flaps closed. For my base I have a 2x6 that is about 8 inches short so I only have it screwed in on one wall....well it about ripped that sucker entirely off the wall with the suction from my poly sheeting caving in >.<.


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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: BlargIAmDead]
    #130539 - 10/08/08 10:13 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Wait what does it being plugged into the power strip have to do with anything??? I'm lost.


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* How to Build a Grow Tent
* Fan Speed Control 101
* Easy Butane Extraction

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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #130540 - 10/08/08 10:17 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Nice little cab.  Should grow 4 sexy mama's fairly well. :cheers::ganja:


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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: t0ad]
    #130904 - 10/09/08 09:21 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

You said outlet box and I assumed. Got a fan speed controller. Only issue is that the medium is WAY below the ON (high setting) -_-. So it's either caving the tent in or I can barely feel flow. Guess I'll just have to leave it on high and go with some serious intakes. Thanks for the help and all. Awesome plants. Keep it up.


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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: BlargIAmDead]
    #130956 - 10/09/08 11:02 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Yea, I had the same problem with the first controller I bought. Try to grab a variable speed controller not the one with only three settings.


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* Fan Speed Control 101
* Easy Butane Extraction

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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #131577 - 10/11/08 03:58 PM (8 years, 2 months ago)

They don't seem to carry those at my Despot. :frown:

EDIT: Well they DO have them on their website. But it's a website only item -_-. Will order it when I have some $. Until then..... :moil:


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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: BlargIAmDead]
    #141410 - 11/05/08 10:33 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Hey doc, i just did a search on here for the kind of ballast i am planning on getting.  The 400w galaxy.  How do you like it?  Does it run as cool and quiet as I have been told?

http://n-g-w.com/ngw/lighting.aspx?request=GALAXY_ELECTRONIC_BALLASTS&title=Remote%20Ballasts&type=product

Sweet setup as well!


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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #141426 - 11/05/08 11:39 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

I love that ballast. It runs very cool and dead silent. It starts quickly as well. Yup I give it a double thumbs up.


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* How to Build a Grow Tent
* Fan Speed Control 101
* Easy Butane Extraction

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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #141484 - 11/06/08 01:14 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

doc man...that is one fab cab :smile:

i wish i was talented like that but i can't even put together a childs lego set let alone build somethin like that

would someone mind explaining to me in detail how to set up those small fans and how to set up a carbon scrubber with them? also wondering exactly how you made that home made carbon scrubber
i know its alot to ask but i am genuinely interested.


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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Voodoo]
    #141492 - 11/06/08 01:27 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks voodoo. I assume the small fan you're talking about is the extractor fan, which isn't very small at all. It is very easy to set up though, screw in the mounting brackets, screw brackets to wall, attach ducting to the top and bottom with duct tape, plug in, and away you go.

As for the carbon scrubber, that wasn't too bad either. Basically, it is just two chicken wire cylinders, 4" and 6" inside each other. the bottom of the cylinders are covered with 4" and 6" duct end caps. The inner and outer cylinder are then covered in 2-3 layers of pantyhose. The space in between the cylinders is filled with activated charcoal. Finally, a 6" to 4" duct adapter is attached to the top of the cylinder. Next time I build one I will make a photo documentary. :cool:

No problem asking questions, let me know if I can answer any more.


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* How to Build a Grow Tent
* Fan Speed Control 101
* Easy Butane Extraction

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Re: The Doc builds a cab [Re: Dr. Penguin]
    #141838 - 11/06/08 09:10 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

man that shit look awsome im trying to do something like that thanx for the ideas


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