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Discussion in 'Stealth / Micro / Cab Growing' started by PicklesRus, Dec 12, 2015.

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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Sweet. I will go buy the carbon filter and stick a fan or two on it to see how much pressure it makes.
     
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    Waiks

    Waiks Well-Known Member

    Awesome. I'll probably end up buying the same filter if it works for you! :D
     
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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Why did you device to go from 350ma to 2.1a for your new cabs? Also only one cob! Are the for vegging? Clones? Seedlings? Flowering? How tall are the cabs?

    I think my cab will end up with two "50w" Chinese cobs @ 1.5A. If I can use more light I will figure something out.

    If the heat from my pc case is too much for the main cab I might enclose the lights and vent them separately.

    I want to go to the store today and buy some wood to build a box inside the pc case. If rather not use wood but I don't think I can find plastic or metal for cheap.

    I would actually prefer sheet metal, that way I can use the screws I already have from the pc case and mount the inner walls to the existing screw mounts that the pc guts were using.

    I'd have to line it with panda film though, which would be a good idea anyway.
     
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    cap master

    cap master Well-Known Member

    its such a shame how that double pci motherboard was just hacked and tossed aside. what I wouldn't give to have those pci components iv also made pc grows but always used older towers windown 90 millennium ect
     
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    Waiks

    Waiks Well-Known Member

    48" tall flowering cabs- uhaul grand wardrobe cardboard boxes. Went with single cob to keep startup costs as low as possible. Spending just $200 for a total 6.67sq ft space using ~180watts
     
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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Yeah I know right. I went to the Junkers to find something and he said "just take that, I don't care"....

    Wanna know more? It was a 3.02ghz Xeon quad core :P

    Edit, correction 3.2ghz. What a waste.
     
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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Problem with those old components though, they suck a ton of electricity. I was contemplating keeping it but I already have one like it and it just takes too much juice to run. Trips my power breaker when I play dota and have any heaters / microwave running :$
     
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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Reality of this though, you can buy that PC used for 120$cdn with TWO 3.2ghz quad xeons. So it's not really such a tragic affair.
     
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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Got the filter. whoo hoo

    it looks tight but it's gonna fit.

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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    I cleaned it up a bit with some soap and water. I hope I made the right decision to put the filter like this.

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    Tim Fox

    Tim Fox Well-Known Member

    fantastic
     
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    cap master

    cap master Well-Known Member

    yeah PR its starting to look pretty good. that's a pretty good find of components as well for getting it for free running dual quads and up to 16 gigs ram 8 core total with 16 pin slots for an upgrade on graphics sata for 3 tb mem a that motherboard... those alone would make a great gaming pc especially for a smell (DELL). throw it in a 75 dollar tower with stock power supply.. perfect budget gaming desktop. if u were near me I would've took those components off your hands. I console game more often but don't mind a little wow or diablo every once in a while. ill be building a grow cab in the next few days look for me I'm going flouro tho
     
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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Filter box

    I measured the pieces of wood I'll go get to enclose the top and back of the filter.

    23.5" x 8" for the top
    23.5" x 3" for the inner lip

    I'll connect those before I measure and cut the back plate. The back piece will be removable so that the filter can be replaced. Also since there is a lip between the metal frame I will have to figure out anyway to make it air tight, so I'll wait until the other walls are in place before I do any more measuring.
     
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    cap master

    cap master Well-Known Member

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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Looks good to me - that's a nice bunch of flouros
     
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    cap master

    cap master Well-Known Member

    thanks about to update check it out.
     
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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Doh! The piece of wood I cut is the right size, but it won't go past the metal ridges.

    I think this is going to require precision cutting, which since I only have a hacksaw may prove difficult

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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    You're a lot faster than me. Your box is totally custom to fit your lights, nice :blsmoke:
     
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    PicklesRus

    PicklesRus Well-Known Member

    Screw the hacksaw I need a table saw. I'm gonna go find somewhere that can cut this for me.

    Home Depot has a radial chop saw and a huge sheet cutter, they won't cut small pieces.
     
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    cap master

    cap master Well-Known Member

    thanks you guys are free to hop over there leave some comments or suggestions
    maybe u could cut one large piece for the top and leave the back up against the wall that way u don't have to block off the filter and it still wouldn't be an eye sore just drill some holes through that frame and through your wood and 4 bolts to bolt it down?
     

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