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Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by tryingtogrow89, Jun 19, 2011.

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    tryingtogrow89

    tryingtogrow89 Well-Known Member

    I am here to inform all that are having temperature problems to please get an air conditioner, if you are having issues keeping your grow room cool then don't try to cut corners, go big or go home. Give up if your plants are trying to survive in 90 degree plus temperatures.
    No your plant will not be ok in those temps, we a nearing summer which means its getting hotter outside which means inside is going to def be too hot without A/C especially under HID'S and the only possible way to get around the heat in your indoor grow, is to Guess what? that's right! get a freaking air conditioner!
    I could only do without one in winter, but not now, i have a 12,000 BTU Portable air conditioner and i keep my room around 75-77 degrees, and that is optimal.
    Your plants cannot grow at 90 very well and slow down.
    Don't even waste your time growing inside in the summer time if you dont have any air conditioning. Id rather put them outside and hope for the best, rather than make them die of heat stress, oh ya, stress! if you do keep them in extreme temps soaring that high you are asking for one stressed out plant that can very potentially go HERMIE!

    I decided to post this, as i am seeing a bunch of peeps asking the same questions.
    Guess what? its getting hot outside and you need to have an air conditioner to cool your indoor grow room. Common sense, its great.
    Here is what i use, i can stick this as close as i want to the plants because its on wheels and it has a long exhaust tube to go out my window. As mentioned before i keep things around 75- 77 degrees, and thats with a 1000w 12 inches above my canopy! Pretty cool huh?
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    TWS

    TWS Well-Known Member

    I have a LG 9000 btu for a 5'x3x8 H. Haven't really had to use it yet but are ready. I think we'll ride the vegg out at 85* though. These things pull 600 watts and more when the compresser is on but it becomes necessary.:mrgreen:
    Check this out : http://www.rollitup.org/grow-room-design-setup/440900-scubber-ac-questions-theory.html

    I was wondering since I'm venting it outside all so how much smell will be pulled out of it through the Ac's intake ? I read of peps tapping or putting on extra carbon air filter screens to the intake ports.

    :leaf:
     
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    iNFID3L

    iNFID3L Well-Known Member

    lol @ put them outside , and ''hope for the best''
     
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    cannabisguru

    cannabisguru Well-Known Member


    I just got one of those in the mail bro.

    I actually made a thread about it.. even posted my new equipment in the thread.

    Those things work like you wouldn't believe man.

    Def. worth the $400 bucks IMO.

    I'm not only using it to keep my grow area cool during the summer months, but it also helps keep the entire house cool.

    11,500 BTU is what mine is rated at.

    I got the black one... with the blue LCD display.

    Mine also has a dehumidifier function.. I use that alot because not only does it take moisture out of the air but it also cools the room at the same time.

    I love it.. and HIGHLY recommend this for all indoor growers.

    peace.

    P.S. - Here are a few pics of the equipment I got, when mine arrived. Check it out son.. shits bad-ass!

    Exhaust tubing along with 'window adapter'
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    and here's another shot of some of the other attachments that came with it:
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    tryingtogrow89

    tryingtogrow89 Well-Known Member

    Exactly! mine is a dehumidifier as well!! So it accomplishes allot of things. Also i keep the whole back side of my dwelling including my grow tent cool with this one A/C. I love it, and i don't know what i would do without it!
     
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    cannabisguru

    cannabisguru Well-Known Member

    yeah, funny thing was.. is I didn't even realize that they made these portable a/c units until I had a crazy idea of how to cool my grow room and my house down this summer and just started doing some research on them.

    then, the same night I came up with the idea.. I seen this thing on some shopping network show and they had it for just over $400 bucks and once I seen all the functions and everything.. I had to have it.

    I've had mine for about 6 days now.. and I don't see how I made it this long without using one of these. I'll never sell mine.. I'll use this thing until the nuts and bolts fall out of it.

    Funny thing is.. is people are probably reading this thread thinking "pffft.. it can't make that big of a difference". Well, those people are sadly mistaken.. and will never be able to see the full potential of their indoor grows during the hot summer months.. until they try one.

    Like I said.. its made an unmeasurable difference to not only my plants environment.. but my entire house as well.

    Highly recommend this unit.. for the second time. ;)

    peace.
     
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    tryingtogrow89

    tryingtogrow89 Well-Known Member

    Oh and mine has a remote! how "cool" is that? pun intended!
     
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    TWS

    TWS Well-Known Member

    I got a remote too ! :lol:
     
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    tryingtogrow89

    tryingtogrow89 Well-Known Member

    Also i want to point out something that is obvious to some, but also if possible have lights on during the majority of time when the sun is down, this will always keeps things cooler.
    As well as having air cooled lights if possible.
     
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    a mongo frog

    a mongo frog Well-Known Member

    im having trouble keeping my grow room cool. any ideas? its getting hot out side, some one please help. can i do something with my refrigerator or maybe something with a wind mill?
     
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    tryingtogrow89

    tryingtogrow89 Well-Known Member

    Its all here to be read!
     
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    0011StealTH

    0011StealTH Active Member

    im buying one
     
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    ClamDigger

    ClamDigger Active Member

    how many watts does said A/C use?
    does it run all the time?
     
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    tryingtogrow89

    tryingtogrow89 Well-Known Member

    I run about the majority of the time when lights on, but of course it has a thermostat that can be set. If say you have it set at 75 it will continue to maintain that temperature by compressing on and off with the compressor when needed, when the compressor switches off for a little because the desired temp is reached, then its just the blower running, which when the compressor switches off, it uses less electricity, then when it starts to get warmer than the set temp it switches on the compressor to produce and eject cool air again until reaches at set desired temp, and it does this off and on throughout the day.
    Mine uses 1124 watts, which will differ from unit to unit. One thing im not sure, is if that 1124 is reduced when the compressor switches off. Which i assume it does peak at 1124 watts when system is fully running with compressor on.
     
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    tryingtogrow89

    tryingtogrow89 Well-Known Member

    Like this.
    A/C set to 75 or cooler if you are trying to cool more than just your grow room.
    I am cooling the whole back-half my dwelling with this one portable A/C, its in the direct center of the back-half of my dwelling.
    I keep the thermostat at 62 degrees during lights on, which cools the whole back-half area to around 60-65 when its 85-90 outside, My 4x5 grow tent with a cool tube 1000w 12 inches above my canopy is in this back-half of my dwelling, area. Inside the tent at canopy level i have 75-77 degrees on average.
    424 CFM 6" fan is what my inline is cooling the 6" cool tube, a couple of oscillating fans in the tent.
    When lights go out, i turn off the A/C and my home stays cool for the rest of the day, until the next day after the lights have come back on for about an hour, so about 11 hours a day im running it.
     
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    MrMeanGreen

    MrMeanGreen Active Member

    A few things to consider when you install an A/C inside your tent.

    1. Make sure your exhaust ducting is fitted well, no leaks. Producing that nice cool air creates alot of heat and any leaks will cancel out and cooling effect.

    2. Keep any ducting for exhaust (within the tent) to a minimum, the ducting itself can radiate alot of heat.

    3. open up any lowline inlet vents, the exhaust fans can draw alot of air from the tent and your negative pressure will become huge. (my tent looked like it was going to implode when I threw A/C in).

    4. Be aware that the exhaust is throwing out unfiltered smelly air..... make sure your venting is out of a top window or any nosy neighbors will smell a rat.
     
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    smink13

    smink13 Well-Known Member

    A/C= Air Conditioner. All A/C's are dehumidifiers. Just pointing that out. Yours has a function to separate the two
     
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    Banana444

    Banana444 Well-Known Member

    Most of those portable A/Cs are junk if they only have the one vent. They create negative pressure in your house. I already have central air but I needed a dehumidifier. I thought why not spend the extra 100$ and get an ac and dehumidifier combo and then I can save on running my central air. The negative pressure the ac caused by venting outside, it was pulling hot air in from other places in the house like the attic, causing my house ac to run constantly. The added hot air and venting of treated air resulted in a lot more power being used and no additional colling effect. On top of that I disconnected the vent outside and tried just running the dehumidifier. Well it took 2 tablespoons of water out of the air in 24 hours with humidity above 60% in my house. I couldnt return it fast enough, and get a dehumidifier that worked. Pulling more than 70 pints a day out now. Also I found my house ac is more than adequate to keeptemps around 76. Not saying they dont work for some situations, but ddefinitely would have been a huge waste for me. Also the single vent would have blown stinky air right outside if I were flowering.
     
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    Banana444

    Banana444 Well-Known Member

    Most of those portable A/Cs are junk if they only have the one vent. They create negative pressure in your house. I already have central air but I needed a dehumidifier. I thought why not spend the extra 100$ and get an ac and dehumidifier combo and then I can save on running my central air. The negative pressure the ac caused by venting outside, it was pulling hot air in from other places in the house like the attic, causing my house ac to run constantly. The added hot air and venting of treated air resulted in a lot more power being used and no additional colling effect. On top of that I disconnected the vent outside and tried just running the dehumidifier. Well it took 2 tablespoons of water out of the air in 24 hours with humidity above 60% in my house. I couldnt return it fast enough, and get a dehumidifier that worked. Pulling more than 70 pints a day out now. Also I found my house ac is more than adequate to keeptemps around 76. Not saying they dont work for some situations, but ddefinitely would have been a huge waste for me. Also the single vent would have blown stinky air right outside if I were flowering.
     
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    Tokahontus

    Tokahontus New Member

    Hey your avatar, I just watched that movie and can't remember the name of it for the life of me!
     

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