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Invisibleseek
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Propane Generator with a muffler + Air Scrubber + Ventilation system = Profit?
    #165785 - 12/19/08 04:20 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

Assuming you had a serious amount of money, wouldn't the following allow you to house a substantial grow op completely off-grid?

Get a propane electrical generator.
Add an aftermarket muffler.
Place it inside of a box that sends the exhaust through a very good air scrubber. (Wet or Dry? I don't know. Your choice?)

What's wrong with the plan? Also, if there were a way to disguise the heat generated by your lights, that would be even cooler, but I'm not  sure. I'm still doing research on that.

What do you think? This is feasible in a technical sense, but quite impractical in a financial sense. It's not hard to do, just expensive to do. But let's discuss it anyway.


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Re: Propane Generator with a muffler + Air Scrubber + Ventilation system = Profit? [Re: seek]
    #165825 - 12/19/08 06:14 PM (7 years, 11 months ago)

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seek said:
Assuming you had a serious amount of money, wouldn't the following allow you to house a substantial grow op completely off-grid?

Get a propane electrical generator.
Add an aftermarket muffler.
Place it inside of a box that sends the exhaust through a very good air scrubber. (Wet or Dry? I don't know. Your choice?)

What's wrong with the plan? Also, if there were a way to disguise the heat generated by your lights, that would be even cooler, but I'm not  sure. I'm still doing research on that.

What do you think? This is feasible in a technical sense, but quite impractical in a financial sense. It's not hard to do, just expensive to do. But let's discuss it anyway.





sure i guess it would work, but if you had the cash to put out for it in the first place the crop return from an experienced grower can make up for it in less than a year.  You would have to consider how much propane you would go through, and the average price of propane.  This is subjected to the acts of natural disasters, or monopolization of markets that can cause the price to rise significantly, removing it from being a viable source.

"off the grid" in a sense doesn't mean helicopters won't peep down and suspect the detached garage for a grow op.  How do you expect to explain it in case of a neighborly complaint of noise?  You can't obviously say to a cop "No." without expecting a warrant in the next following days for suspicious activity, hell they could think you may be trying to create a bomb!  Cops lie, remember that.


Expensive?  Yes.

Reasonable idea? Sure, for the overly paranoid

Would I?  No. Unless I made a shack out in the middle of the mountains miles away from anyone would I consider this an option.  Or, i lived on at least 6 acres, enough for the house to appear small from a distance and not a peak over the fence line, you know?


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Re: Propane Generator with a muffler + Air Scrubber + Ventilation system = Profit? [Re: t0ad]
    #166144 - 12/20/08 08:00 AM (7 years, 11 months ago)

you would have to be an exceptionally shitty grower for an off the grid grow not to pay off in the first or second run unless the cost of the house is part of the costs

if you figure like 30kw grow... off the grid

generator - $10000
22 x 1kw lights, vented hoods, digital ballsts $12000
11 x vortex fans $4500

$5000 for dehumidifiers, acs, misc ventalation and crap
$5000 for fuel
$7000 for nutrients, planting medium, and such
$5000 for renovations for properly installing said generator

Total = $50 000 approx

come harvest you're pulling 50lbs of stanky weed maybe less.. let's call it 50lbs because you wouldn't want a grow like this unless you knew what you were doing....

that 50lbs sells for say $150 000 because you're paranoid and want to sell it all at once... assuming you don't get murdered/robbed you would be looking at $100 grand profit and you only need fuel and nutrients for your next grow.

I'd say in a years time if you were a smart entreupenure you could look into starting a second or third grow this size once dialed in you can duplicate you're enviroment and it's all clockwork.


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