Grow tents outside?

Growbig420420

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Hi just wondering if you can put a grow tent outside safely, like is there any risk of water leaking in and touching electricals etc
 

xtsho

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I doubt that grow tens are completely waterproof. I'm assuming you have a patio where you're going to put it. Cover it with a tarp in case it rains. Or something like this. But getting a carbon filter or your own place would be the best route to go.


 

Growbig420420

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I doubt that grow tens are completely waterproof. I'm assuming you have a patio where you're going to put it. Cover it with a tarp in case it rains. Or something like this. But getting a carbon filter or your own place would be the best route to go.


Thanks mate. I've tried explaining about carbon filters but they're dead set on it not being in the house. I have a fairly large area at the top of my garden which looks suitable, they won't be going outside till spring which is the best time for the weather where I'm from but will have a tarp there ready just in case
 

Imcamping86

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Thanks mate. I've tried explaining about carbon filters but they're dead set on it not being in the house. I have a fairly large area at the top of my garden which looks suitable, they won't be going outside till spring which is the best time for the weather where I'm from but will have a tarp there ready just in case
You might just be better off doing an outdoor grow and building a make shift canopy to protect from harsh storms and rains . A grow tent outside sounds like a waste of money , and a lot of future headaches . Just my opinion . Not saying it’s impossible but god damn that’s gonna take some efforts ....
 

xtsho

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Sounds like you're going to have a expensive lesson. Tents have a flat roof......and those popups that xtsho mentioned are not great in the rain or wind.
You would definitely need to tie it down. I myself wouldn't do it but was just tossing an idea out there if they have no other option. I've actually had one of those cheap backyard gazebos get taken by the wind and blown across the roof of my house into the street out front. I've since built an attached awning over my patio.
 

DarkWeb

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You would definitely need to tie it down. I myself wouldn't do it but was just tossing an idea out there if they have no other option. I've actually had one of those cheap backyard gazebos get taken by the wind and blown across the roof of my house into the street out front. I've since built an attached awning over my patio.
Yeah I've had a few also. You can tie it down but the wind will take the fabric off anyway. And if someone isn't out there knocking the water off in the rain it will also take the fabric off.....just straight down. Op's best option is to move out.
 

Doug Dawson

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Yeah I've had a few also. You can tie it down but the wind will take the fabric off anyway. And if someone isn't out there knocking the water off in the rain it will also take the fabric off.....just straight down. Op's best option is to move out.
Just get a commercial grade one. I have one I put up at my cottage from May through Sept and it is fantastic. Extra thick fabric, it's meant for outdoor venues and not really for personal use so a little better built than the standard hardware store ones. It's had 3 full seasons and still looks like new. I do screw it to the deck and tie down the corners though.
 

DarkWeb

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Just get a commercial grade one. I have one I put up at my cottage from May through Sept and it is fantastic. Extra thick fabric, it's meant for outdoor venues and not really for personal use so a little better built than the standard hardware store ones. It's had 3 full seasons and still looks like new. I do screw it to the deck and tie down the corners though.
Yeah Doug, I've seen those fail. I am not talking about the frame. I also worked for an awning company and have seen much heavier duty "true" commercial......fail. Ones that you would only put up and take down seasonally.

I don't care if someone wants to put a grow tent outside. I personally don't think it's the best plan.
 

Doug Dawson

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Yeah Doug, I've seen those fail. I am not talking about the frame. I also worked for an awning company and have seen much heavier duty "true" commercial......fail. Ones that you would only put up and take down seasonally.

I don't care if someone wants to put a grow tent outside. I personally don't think it's the best plan.
I have no doubt they could fail, a commercial unit is just much stronger so it has a better chance of survival. I also agree that putting a grow tent outside is not a good plan. The OP would be better off convincing his parents to let him put up a shed instead.
 
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