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Building a grow box
    #648063 - 11/26/12 05:20 PM (4 years, 11 days ago)

I'm getting ready to build my grow box I, have the dimensions down and figured what I basically need.  My question is what do you guys use for wood? Like fiberboard or plywood and what is a good thickness?  I'm pretty set on a 4x2x6 with a 600 w hps.  It will be well ventilated with a cooled reflector.  Thanks!


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #648064 - 11/26/12 05:26 PM (4 years, 11 days ago)

Does it have to be a box?  I prefer to make mine out of blk/wht poly vinyl and pvc piping.  Works great for me.  Not super sturdy though.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #648068 - 11/26/12 05:36 PM (4 years, 11 days ago)

I figured on building a box for the stability and I wont be moving it at all.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: UltimateDevotion] * 1
    #648071 - 11/26/12 05:47 PM (4 years, 11 days ago)

Then plywood works great.  You should just make sure to apply a sealant on the wood though, helps with humidity related issues down the line.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #648073 - 11/26/12 06:02 PM (4 years, 11 days ago)

Thanks a lot, hawk, much appreciated!


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #648117 - 11/26/12 10:19 PM (4 years, 11 days ago)

This probably a stupid question but would painting the the box be good enough of a sealant?

I was burning one in the room I plan on using and I was just wondering, im gonna have my box in my basement in the back room.  It's right underneath the back porch, which isn't a big deal as far as traffic goes, but should I be concerned with infrared seeking law enforcement?  The porch has a roof and shit it's just not enclosed.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #648133 - 11/26/12 11:24 PM (4 years, 11 days ago)

I never worry about FLIR, that needs a warrant, and is not utilized all that often.

Flat white paint should be used on inside, I would just go with a standard sealant on the outside.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #648135 - 11/26/12 11:30 PM (4 years, 11 days ago)

Thanks again man!


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #648142 - 11/26/12 11:41 PM (4 years, 11 days ago)

No prob, happy to help.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #649004 - 12/02/12 10:40 AM (4 years, 5 days ago)

Ok, I built my box and, like I said before, it is 4x2x6 and the spare room it is in is 16x5x7.  I'm thinking about ventilation and my plans were to exhaust in to the room the box is in. Now the room tends to get a little chilly in the winter, dipping into the lower 50s degrees F. so I was thinking maybe pull air in from the heat ducting that runs through the room or pull from the adjacent room?  Any advice on whether this would be alright,  or maybe there is a better way?

I plan on going the AK47 route and was also wondering if the carbon filter would suffice as it a very aromatic strain.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #649007 - 12/02/12 11:55 AM (4 years, 5 days ago)

Hmmm... Given those temps, I'd maybe flower at night to take advantage of the cool air. You should run it and measure the temps inside. The 50* temps might work out well for you. The hotter it is, the smellier it gets but your scrubber should do the trick.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: NameInUse]
    #649033 - 12/02/12 02:11 PM (4 years, 5 days ago)

Do some dry runs, that way we can work out the kinks before the plants are in there.  Then we'll see what needs to be done.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #649039 - 12/02/12 02:29 PM (4 years, 5 days ago)

That's true, I'm probably getting ahead of myself anyway, once I get my light, fans, etc. and actually make it a grow room winter will probably be mostly over, lol.  I hope I'm not asking ridiculous questions, I'm just excited to get things going and I do lurk these forums every spare chance I get as well as the rest of this site.  Thanks hawk I appreciate the replies.

Do you think I could intake from AND exaust the air of the room the box will be in or might it be too small?


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #649045 - 12/02/12 02:40 PM (4 years, 5 days ago)

Your not asking ridiculous questions.  They're perfectly valid. 

You want to have fresh air coming into the room if you are going to use the room air as intake and exhaust into it as well.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #650668 - 12/11/12 09:04 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

Ok I got my light today, a digital greenhouse 600 hps with an easy cool 6 reflector. Just wondering, does it matter from which direction you pull the air through the reflector? Stupid question?


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #650675 - 12/11/12 09:37 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

Depends on the reflector.  Some are designed to pull air a certain way.  Since I don't know what reflector you purchased I can't answer that question.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #650678 - 12/11/12 09:47 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

It's an Easy Cool 6, Doesn't have anything indicating a direction anywhere.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #650746 - 12/12/12 03:36 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

I would have the air flowing from the socket end over the bulb.  If that makes sense.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #650773 - 12/12/12 06:23 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

Pull from the socket end? That's what I was leaning towards.  Thanks.


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Re: Building a grow box [Re: UltimateDevotion]
    #650780 - 12/12/12 06:54 PM (3 years, 11 months ago)

No, pull from the other end, so the air is travelling over the bulb, starting at the socket end.


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