It's late, I'm tired and suffering from insomnia. I'm planning/have already started my next buildout.
I've got this sitting in the "storage" kitchen area, I'll get actual dimensions posted up tomorrow or saturday, but it's easily double my cabs height, and a little bigger LxW. I'm thinking about taking my time and making a really nice stealth grow setup.
Goals for the new space:
- Mother area.
- Veg/clone area.
- Flower area with plenty of height.
- Automation craziness!
I haven't decided on a growing system yet, but i'm leaning strongly towards no-till. No-Till + my blumats would be optimal for my crazy ass work life and give me an idea of how everything works for future setups. Cuz lets face it, I LOVE to build shit and tinker.
I'm thinking the bottom 24" of height will house the mother and clone/veg area. Lighting will be accomplished with SolStrips for these areas, as I won't need much power to maintain growth in these areas, I'm thinking 3 strips per cube driven at a soft 20-25w per strip should do.
The rest of the space will be the dedicated flower area. No-Till or Ebb and flow (E&F is the one where you don't drain to waste right?) Either way, I will be building a frame to support one of those fancy black concrete mixing tubs from home depot, that way I have a flexible setup for whatever I end up choosing to do.
I would like to have a nice large AC Infinity Cloudline T6 running in "smart" mode so it'll be on a lower speed when running while still pulling plenty of volume of air through the cab. I have the T4 on my current cab, and I love it. I bet if I had bigger passive intakes it wouldn't run at full speed all the time, but these fans are so nice.
And, with @ReikoX @Mr.Sparkle @Robin @Colanoscopy all using fancy gadgets, I want in on the fun too. Maybe it's finally time to get to designing that grow controller.
Sonoffs, ammetes, app control, LCD readouts, Data logging, I want the whole package. Fancy stuff for the nerds like me!
What have I actually gotten done on the "Pantry Cab" so far?
Tonight before dinner I drug it out away from the wall, so I had space to walk around it and appraise it's condition. It was in this shithole when we moved in, so it's dirty, probably needs soaked in bleach, and will need a LOT of TLC.
I addressed the "Structural" needs of it tonight, the back board across the top wasn't secure, So I scrubbed the mating surfaces with a scotch brite pad to clean them up, ran some gorilla glue (for wood) across it and then screwed the board in place with cabinent "Torqx" screws. Gonna be plenty strong once it dries up. This fixed the doors from dragging while opening them, so I think this was a good move.
I stripped the shelving off the inner doors as they wont be needed and will just get in the way. And thats about all I accomplished on the pantry cab tonight. It's supposed to rain all day saturday so i'll have lots of free time to work on it. I may throw a tarp over it, run my ozone generator in the tarp to kill any spores/mold/nastie baddies going on in it. I'll be sealing all the edges with oil based paint or polyurethane (It's chipboard with laminate over it) and i'm thinking a nice dark stain on the outside. (lots of sanding to be done)
Once I take dimensions i'll play with some mockups in sketchup.
Thanks for reading! Advice, comments, and general good vibes welcome.