Was a member of the original OG before the long sleep. Can’t remember what my username was but alas, I’m here as my current handle that I use almost everywhere.
So here’s my short introduction. I’ve got a few grows under my belt now, kind of have an idea of what i’m doing. Always up for some constructive criticism and suggestions Member of a few other sites but I feel there’s always room for more lol. Anyways, onto the goods.
So, as Title states, building a 2’ x 3’ x 3’ cab, well most of it’s built already. Just got a few things left to figure out.
18 Cubic Ft
Planned 250-350w of SolStrips (Max of 480w Possible)
Ac Infinity T4 Cloudline PWM DC Fan ~150cfm w/ temperature probe and programmable thermostat.
Scrapped the following because I decided to splurge and get a nicer fan.
2x Artic F12 120mm Fans
1x Random Squirrel fan
Probably going to do COCO in fabric pots or something similar.
So, I scrapped a sample bar from a local vape shop that shut down. It was 8’ long, so I cut it down to 3’ and added some jankity legs so I wouldn’t have to bend over.
Made a floor, the OCD in me is upset I didn’t center the two supports but because i’m working with scrap I just gotta deal with it. Added some paneling to the back, and we almost have a complete space.
So for ventilation I’m using two 120mm fans, one at each end of the “hump” blowing out. I read somewhere that fans work better “sucking” so that was my thought process here.
This is a squirrel fan I salvaged from a tower heater that no longer functioned properly (Heating element burnt the wiring up) My theory is that this will help blow air into the exhaust portion of where ya’ll saw the “hump” I have no idea the CFM, but I’m hoping it’ll work as intended lol. The two 120mm fans by themselves cooled almost 200w of PLL bulbs in a mini fridge I built so i’m thinking with the extra space, it should be fine. Not pictured, is 8x 1 1/4" PVC Elbows painted flat black for intakes. I’ll get a picture of that up soon.
For lighting, I’ve ordered and received 10x 3500k SolStrips and the blue is the cab space, the yellow is my proposed strip layout. @Baudelaire hasn’t officially announced it yet, but i’m getting some heat sinks that are pre-drilled for the strips, should make for an easy build. Each strip is rated for max 48w, of course for my purposes 480w would be overkill, it’ll be more efficient to run them at 25-35w per strip.
- Paint all interior surfaces flat white.
- Figure out what to do for a door.
- Build Lighting fixture
- Install outlets inside the space and make certain all wiring is clean
- Lightproof cracks and seams. (caulking)
Would a fabric “blackout” curtain work? has anyone done this? I was thinking about putting metal strips along the edges and sewing some magnets into the fabric, quick release style. Stealth isn’t a concern.
- Eventually I’ll automate most of the mundane things, I have all the sensors/pumps to make an arduino powered grow room controller.
Thanks for stopping by, leave me some feedback! Hopefully this was a fun first post from me, to ya’ll!