Portable a/c, tent, smell

gelato23

Active Member
Ok so summer temps are fucking me, I got a 3x3 and a bit room, I got 2 tents ones a veg (1.5x1.5) and a flower tent (3mx1.5m) in between them I have a portable a/c running and venting out of a 4 inch hole in the wall that is already there, the tents each have a exhaust with carbon filter to kill smell(but not venting heat out of room) the temps are gettin to 31c at the most, I’m just going into first week flower with this setup and was wondering if the a/c is going to be exhausting smelly air outside as neighbors will snitch and my shit will get shut down if they do.
 

Nizza

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The air conditioner should be fine. Since you are scrubbing the air and keeping the tents on a negative pressure, and the fact that A/c units do not exchange air from outside, if it's been working it will keep working. Some air conditioners do have some air leakage and some don't. I took mine apart a long time ago and sealed up the spots where air leaks out. My newer window AC i took apart and it was much better built, no air leakage I could fix.'

A/c uses refrigerant to transfer the heat outside
 

gelato23

Active Member
The air conditioner should be fine. Since you are scrubbing the air and keeping the tents on a negative pressure, and the fact that A/c units do not exchange air from outside, if it's been working it will keep working. Some air conditioners do have some air leakage and some don't. I took mine apart a long time ago and sealed up the spots where air leaks out. My newer window AC i took apart and it was much better built, no air leakage I could fix.'

A/c uses refrigerant to transfer the heat outside
does it matter if the tent doors are open to the air conditioner?
 

Nizza

Well-Known Member
does it matter if the tent doors are open to the air conditioner?
I would have the tent doors shut and the exhaust pulling from the carbon filter and pushing out of the tent. Have the passive intake on the tent be larger than the exhaust , the Odor will be scrubbed by the fan and the air conditioned air will be pulled in
 

gelato23

Active Member
I would have the tent doors shut and the exhaust pulling from the carbon filter and pushing out of the tent. Have the passive intake on the tent be larger than the exhaust , the Odor will be scrubbed by the fan and the air conditioned air will be pulled in
well tonight I done an expiremeant. I left the door open to where the 2 grow tents are with the air conditioning off and temps are 28 degrees and I turnt the air condition on and shut the door and temps were 31 32 so I’ve decided to just turn it off and leave the door open so nowshould be more stealthy as upstairs are nazis that phoned police just for smoking weed so would have a field day if they actually knew what was going on downstairs.
 

Apalchen

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Good luck, I hope it's somewhat legal where you are. I don't see anyway possible with a neighbor above you to grow and dry weed without them smelling it at some point. I hate to even make a recommendation how to fix any smell issues because I don't want to encourage you to do something that will get you locked up. But I will in case you try to do it anyways. The best smell control comes from having negative pressure in this case in your lung room( rooms tents are in). Leave your carbon filters you have in tent in the tent. Get another carbon filter and vent it out the hole you were using for the portable ac. Let it run constantly. When you vent back into the house it works okay til mid to late flower but it only removes about 99 percent of smell but that 1 percent builds up over time and you start to smell it throughout your house. Thats why you need to vent the room the tents are in to the outside through another filter.

I'm still not so sure that you can pull off growing weed with neighbors up stairs that are not cool with it. When you leave tent doors open that makes those filters less effective, when your drying its really hard to control the smell. I can't tell you how many times I had to leave work because my clothes smelled like fresh weed, and that was just from being in the house with drying weed. And I had all kind of carbon filters going.

Also if the power goes out for 15 mins in late flower your whole place and theirs is gonna stink. You could smell mine at the curb when it happened and it was Halloween so all kinda of kids were about to be out walking around, had to go buy a generator.

Also just cause you can't smell it doesn't mean they cant, your just used to the smell. You can kinda see what I mean if your not home for a long period of time then come back. But to someone who doesn't like the smell it's gonna pretty obvious smell.

Those portable ac blow smell right outside btw.
 
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