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so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught
    #443977 - 07/09/10 12:31 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

I have an idea that might help with this. Buy your lighting system you want to use. grow some tomatoes and or peppers in your grow room and see how much your bill goes up(you can sell the produce at farmers market or a local restaurant would probably buy them as well) and if you in an area that might come and check, you have the proof that you are doing nothing wrong and anymore visits would qualify as harassment. While you are doing this you can also fine tune your room to fit what you really want. This is just a suggestion to those who are unsure. Happy growing everyone. 

P.S. if you do what the others say to do about be better about shutting light off and use cfl bulbs in everything it will make the difference you need too, this is just for those who are super worried.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: Kilroy]
    #444118 - 07/09/10 02:23 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

YEAH! Even if you don't care about the electric bill, you should produce some of your own food...its extremely gratifying, and you can be 100% organic, when the season is right, you can even move seedlings of your veggies, etc. outside, using the lights as a starter for a better harvest.

Locally produced food FTW! :thumbup:


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: 81renaissance]
    #444129 - 07/09/10 02:42 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

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YEAH! Even if you don't care about the electric bill, you should produce some of your own food...its extremely gratifying, and you can be 100% organic, when the season is right, you can even move seedlings of your veggies, etc. outside, using the lights as a starter for a better harvest.

Locally produced food FTW! :thumbup:



I have a garden outside every year so yes I agree with you. I think they taste better and I have my kids help with it so when they move out someday they can grow their own as well. This is what my parents did and it helps you to appreciate the food you grow and eat more.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: Kilroy]
    #444794 - 07/11/10 05:58 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

Wtf are you talking about; no one has the right to tell you how much power you can use and how you can use it.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: fungi]
    #444894 - 07/11/10 01:56 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

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Wtf are you talking about; no one has the right to tell you how much power you can use and how you can use it.





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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: fungi]
    #444922 - 07/11/10 03:01 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

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Wtf are you talking about; no one has the right to tell you how much power you can use and how you can use it.



How many people have been busted because their electric went up really fast and they either sent one of their workers(electric company) or informed the wrong people(5-O) about it. I see people who still ask about the electric bills in the forums. This is just a way they can see how much it might go up or by how much it will increase without worrying about them knocking on their door and even if they do, you can show them that you are growing vegies in doors. You can also take this time to perfect your grow room. I thought I explained it pretty well in the first post but I guess not.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: Kilroy]
    #445301 - 07/12/10 02:00 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

Ok I guess I'm wrong yet again. Sorry. Man relearning things sucks, you forget tons and then seem like a dumb ass to everyone posting incorrect info.

I guess if it is summer in your area, they somewhat expect higher electric usage because of AC. So I wouldn't worry in that respect about increasing power somewhat. Really depends on two variables; size of operation and what you live in.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: fungi]
    #445320 - 07/12/10 02:39 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

I have looked through several post and see some are just super worried this will be how they get caught, and I understand this, because I am a worry wart as well. I have already switched all my light bulbs and trying to be better about shutting off unused lights and t.v.s and all that, plus getting my kids to do it is even harder(lol). I plan to turn down my ac when I start as well, if I can not put up with a little heat then I must not really love this wonderful plant.

And you are right as well. Size of grow is a big factor. I am going the smaller route with mine so I am not to worried and like you said it being summer and I turn down AC they would not even notice, and more likey with the ones who are so worried, unless they are planning a super grow set up will probably have nothing to worry about either but they still wonder what if, so this just gives them kind of a safety net.

I would also like to say, I am plzed with the way you have been acting latey fungi and I hope you keep it up.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: Kilroy]
    #445546 - 07/12/10 08:32 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

to add to this

In the heat of the summer, my 3 fans, 250 watts of cfl, and keeping the AC lower has raised my electic bill about $20 a month.

I think at least half of that is AC.

No worries for small grows


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: muse42]
    #446085 - 07/13/10 11:24 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

I run 2, 1000 watt lights,inline fan, intake and exhaust fans,2 fans for moving air in room and a/c.

$150 a month and the a/c is the single biggest elect user.

I spent $450 in elect for 40 Oz's plus soil.



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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: KaptKid]
    #446087 - 07/13/10 11:46 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

That is a very nice deal $450 for 40 Ozs. really 150 a month for all that does not seem bad at all. I have seen other post which pretty much say that you will not have that big of an increase but you still see several people post still worrying about it. I was going to do the cfl grow because of this worry myself but after reading and also being told by many respected members here and seeing their grow logs to just go with either a 400 or 600 hid(more than likely the 600 for the price difference it makes more sense). I do not have a lot of room at this time so this will be plenty.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: Kilroy]
    #446115 - 07/14/10 01:54 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

I grow in 30 cubic feet.  I use CFL's because of space and heat.  Even with 250 watts of CFL's the temps are hard to keep below 80. Maybe during the winter I can upgrade the light.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: muse42]
    #446137 - 07/14/10 03:24 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

I'd be more worried about ordering from hydroponic stores online. 5-0 watches the purchases of hydroponic stores to see who is growing..


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: starrider]
    #446200 - 07/14/10 12:26 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

You best believe they pay attention to the stores in town too, so lets everyone just not grow anymore..


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: DieselB]
    #446202 - 07/14/10 12:30 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

why are you guys messing with my already high paranoia lol. Now you got me thinking that I need to use a safe house to make my orders and have them sent to. I was starting to relax about this.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: starrider]
    #446365 - 07/14/10 07:05 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

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I'd be more worried about ordering from hydroponic stores online. 5-0 watches the purchases of hydroponic stores to see who is growing..





This is pretty much a myth.  They would have WAY too many people to track down if they were doing that.  It would cost WAY too much money in man hours to track down all sorts of little piss ant grows that wouldn't be worth their time, or big enough for publicity.  They really only want to shut down people growing on a large scale.


Now if someone tips them off that some one is growing, they will investigate.  But not just because your shopping somewhere.  They would have to get warrants to get that info.  And for a warrant you need to have some sort of reasonable suspicion.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #446437 - 07/14/10 10:35 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

Worried about power usage? Use one of these to slash the bill. You can run 2 1000watt lights for a little over the price of running one.  Just gotta have an extra dryer oulet put in. Running the lights thru the 220 or 240volt plug(I can't remember which one it is) it takes less amps to run the lights. Plus theres extra 110 plugs on it, to run timers and pumps


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: Jeff Funk]
    #446458 - 07/14/10 11:14 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

You got a link for that?


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: KaptKid]
    #446479 - 07/14/10 11:48 PM (6 years, 4 months ago)

Actually that's a pic of my power box. Let me see if I can find one on the web.

And here's that link:  http://www.rvfgardensupply.com/cgi/display.cgi?item_num=734057

I do know a ballast plugged into a 110 outlet pulls around 9.5 amps of electricity, when using that box it only pulls 5 amps.


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Re: so you are worried about the electric bill and getting caught [Re: Jeff Funk]
    #446604 - 07/15/10 10:25 AM (6 years, 4 months ago)

I thank you for this and I am sure others will appreciate it too.


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