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Hey guys

 

Just got done with the first stage of a new cabinet. Total size is 1.7m x0.58m x0.58. Mother section is 1.2m and clone chamber is 500mm. Lights in the mother section are 2x 20w warm white 2 x20w cool white and 1x 65w warm white cfl.

I was thinking of lining the inside with 10mm Styrofoam for insulation but the shutter ply is 18mm thick and all joins sealed is insulated well enough. Currently holding a temp of 29c no problem but I have yet to put in two 12mm intake vents and 40mm exhaust vent with a cpu extractor. Might pull the heat out. Going to line the inside with 2.5mm mylar when it arrives. The top chamber for the clones I will tum four cool white 20w cfl and allow for passive air exchange through the bottom. This is my first build from scratch so any input it welcome. Will be getting stuck into stage two tomorrow.

I'm going to keep updating here as I progress.....peace :cool:

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Hey froggy.

 

Looks good bud.

Make sure to seal that timer a few times.. You asking for trouble. Wood holds moisture, therefore home for bugs, mold, fungus etc.

 

Use an anti mould paint. You get ceiling paint for bathrooms with high humidity ( white) from builders.

 

Peace

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Hey froggy.

 

Looks good bud.

Make sure to seal that timer a few times.. You asking for trouble. Wood holds moisture, therefore home for bugs, mold, fungus etc.

 

Use an anti mould paint. You get ceiling paint for bathrooms with high humidity ( white) from builders.

 

Peace

Thanks for the heads up. Thought when I first read it you you were seeing things "timer" 

I'm putting an aquarium grade sealer, I use for my wooden canopies, on the inside today.

Peace

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Hey guys. Had an awesome day. Finished sealing the cupboard and then put on a few coats of a pva mat white.

I put three 20mm holes down low for air intake and I have one 50mm up high as an outlet. Will put a fan on there to pull the air out. Even with all the extra holes the temp is still holding up well 24c. Now to see what happens over night.

I still need to wire up my top cabinet for the clones. Two 25w cfl cool light and two 100mm cpu fans to give the air movement.

Stage two pictures below....Peace

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Lekke box bru!

 

No ones gonna question a box like that standing in a garage. Make oily marks where you would usually grab the door for opening. Stick some stickers on the door and sides. Keep the fans quiet, have something for smell, run other extension cords behind it - to hide the cord going to it. Block light from your fan holes, and you're good to go!

 

Consider turning the large cfl bulb horizontally- you'll be able to get the whole fixture closer to the canopy.

 

 

Later Frogs

Man I am all done. Just waiting for my computer fans to arrive but the cabinet is in use @Cocopeat. Very fine idea. Turned the light around when I put the new lights in the top. Thanks....

Peace...

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Guest Maxwell

You'll need to get those bulbs much closer to avoid stretch.

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