General Marijuana Growing
Post By bwest
advice for extension wires in the
The Grow Room forums; Hey guys,
I'm growing outdoors, but I'm thinking of doing a grow in with lights in a greenhouse this winter. ...
they've got conduit made for outdoor use
Originally Posted by Ardiorewotum
if you use the proper conduit with the proper fittings and an extension cord rated for the proper amperage...
it should work
it'd cost the same to run a line though, so...
i'd just run a line
Not a good idea. Extension cords are not watertight. I cant believe you had to ask this question.
Extension cords are a bad idea, especially outdoors. you have to consider that if you are using HID lights that the ballast can arc, thus overloading the cables. you are going to need to hardwire directly to the power supply. and make sure to have each connection fused in case the amperage overloads. otherwise you will be dealing with a fire. the extension cords will overheat as you turn the lights on and off, creating an expansion in the insulated wiring, meaning more chance of condensation of liquids on the inside of the expanded wire from the morning dew.