so i’ve decided i just cant sit around and wait and im going to build either a 100% solstrip or a cob with strips and bulbs (dont even know what kind of bulbs are used in cobs to give an idea of my knowledge) or how you put the units together … im guessing you need aluminim cutting tools/drills which is fine - just need to figure it all out.
probably wont be using it to grow anything but vegetables for the next ~year but i’ve decided to just do it anyway …
current situation is living in montana with my wife and son while she does graduate school and rented out our house in alaska - living in an apartment complex with a kind of similar laundry area to the one i will be converting to grow area back home.
making this thread to start a discussion on light building for a particular area so i can figure out what i need to buy as far as tools and equipment go - im also considering going into this as a connoisseur to potentially build light units for people in the area (WAY ahead of myself i know… but i figured id mention it as far as tool investments go…if i find that i have a knack for it) - recently uprooted my career in information technology so im pretty bored and looking for something to apply myself to.
here is a picture of the laundry area in my apartment - the dimensions are roughly 3 x 6’ on the floor area in alaska is more like 4.5’ x 8’ - still havent decided if i want to use a tent of some-kind or run hvac directly through the sheetrock around the area.
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sorry for the bad pics… will replace with the actual area in alaska when i get images (just e general side-by-side laundry area without the washer dryer - looking at roughly 40 rectangular sq ft. without a tent):
to start out… im looking on solstrip.com and im guessing i need roughly - 6-8 strips/sinks/all the accessories and a dimmable driver?