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?