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GROW CAB DESIGN - BUILD

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I am posting here following up on the original design from this post

 

Ok so let start. Apologies for the poor quality pictures.

 

My Grow Cab build 2.0

I thought Ill share my experience in building a grow cabinet using a build-in closet.

I used a storage closet in my studio and decided I’ll convert it into a grow cab, nice and discrete.

 

I started by stripping down the cab to see what I have.

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I took my measurements and did my calculations.

Ventilation was the first part. I made a template for my exhaust hole. There is another box on top that is attached to the ceiling. Using a jig saw I cut a hole through both compartments.

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I used fridge ventilation louvres X 4  R4 each with filters as passive intakes. Took my measurements and calculated the required passive intake for the extraction fan capacity to ensure negative pressure.

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Cleaned up the box with bleach water, applied some damp seal and painted it flat white. Sealed up the cab with duct tape to ensure no air - & light leaks.

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So it was monkey time, time to climb into the ceiling for the extraction. No noise in the house. You will hear a slight hum from the cab. I can change the air 5.5 times a minute with this 6”/15cm fan.

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Apply some sisalation to the cab for reflective purposes. R90 for 5 metres.

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Time to build the scrog box that fits in my cab. Im using some left over material from my last build. Once again did my calculations and drew a plan.

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Attached caster wheels, applied damp seal, primer and flat white paint for protection. I also apply some black enamel for added protection. I cut diamond grid to size and applied some rust sealant and black enamel. Measured up and drilled the required holes for my scrog net. 50mm/2” squares. Inserted a metal diamond grid floor, applied rust proof and black enamel.

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I put everything together, inserted in the cab and did all the wiring.

I kept the HID for my veg cab and used the LED for this cab. Ave temp 23 degrees and 55RH. Plants seem to be responding well to their new home.

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I must admit this build was much easier than the previous one. Took me 3 days to complete.

 

Very happy with the final result.

 

Let me know if you guys feel where I can improve? :-gthumb

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Guest kaiju

LOL o my soul that is PIMP BRU like seriously PIMP. Im impressed like seriously seriously impressed

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LOL o my soul that is PIMP BRU like seriously PIMP. Im impressed like seriously seriously impressed

 

Cool bru, yeah lots of planning went into it. Hoping it will serve me well :-gthumb

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Yoh Toby...that is pimpin' indeed!

 

You could make money selling these to lazy people like me lol

I definitely wouldn't mind throwing my salary at 1 like this :-gthumb

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Yoh Toby...that is pimpin' indeed! You could make money selling these to lazy people like me lol I definitely wouldn't mind throwing my salary at 1 like this :-gthumb

 

LOL, wallis55 - I am not a handyman, I sit whole day in an office.

 

Ill help where I can but dont smaak that las of manual labour :-hilarious

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Guest Maxwell

Egeez bru you got time! :-clap :-hilarious Very neat! See if you cant mount the fan closer. Less ducting between the exhaust and cab.

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