if you run that whole room on 120v you're gonna need an electrician for sure. you'll be pulling probably somewhere around 50-60amps off your board. 35 in lighting, 7 for an a/c, maybe 5 for a dehumidifier, and then fans and other stuff. most homes are wired in zones and all of the outlets in that room are probably on a single 15-20amp breaker. i would get an electrician to either wire contactors and relays to a box (DIY light controller) or just have him bring in a subpanel. you are going to need 1 (240v) or 2 (120v) dedicated lines for the lights and then another 15-20amp dedicated outlet besides the existing one in the room.
Last edited by foreverflyhi; 05-31-2012 at 12:05 PM.
so ill look into a stronger unit, but even if these lights are air cooled that wont make much of a diffrence??
anywayz i orignial got these thinking they require less energy which would be a plus, now im confused as shit, but either way, i am in the process of hiring a trusted electrition and having him handle it,
even tho im scared of electricity(lol) i do want to read up on wtv yall think i should look into, if its a easy DIY that involves common sense, then im more then down to learn!
for what you need to have done in that room you need to call an electrician. this isn't changing out a breaker...you need a professional. tell him you are putting in saltwater tanks with a chiller, lights, pumps, etc... let me know when you are ready and i'l tell you exactly what to tell him.
Okay, here you go. Fantasy medical grow.
Empty 30 by 40 building. Overhead door on one end with a window on walls closest to overhead. Walkin door in middle of left side when looking out of overhead door.
Dedicating rear 16 feet to grow.
Thinking a veg and bloom room on each side 16 x 11.
In the middle back a clone and dry room 8 x 8
Leaving the front 8 x 8 for a control and fertilizer mix room. All the ballasts will be mounted on the control room side. Lumatek air cooled electronic 1000/600/400 switchable
Each grow room would have 3 1000 watt lights on each side. Leaving a 3 foot path in the middle and 4 feet at the end for work space and room for additional equipment or to cram in a 4th light for overkill someday.
Entry door in the middle front I think for each grow room.
The clone room could maybe have a 4 x 4 cloning table under 400 or 600 watts and a 4 x 4 drying cabinet.
The front of the control room could be open with a door in the middle of the clone room front wall.
Control room would have an 8 light control panel on each wall of the grow rooms.
2 twenty gallon mixing tanks with hoses for watering.
Storage shelves or cabinets somewhere in control room.
Thinking to avoid CO2 initially in favour of lots of air circulation.
two 6 inch vortex fans (649 cfm) at front bottom of each room for fresh air from the building and a 12 inch vortex exhaust (1140 cfm) at the top of each grow exhausting towards the control room.
The exhaust fans will both run into a single Airbox 4+ (3500 cfm) carbon box filter hanging from control room ceiling and exhausting into remainder of building.
Probably a 6 or 8 " fan from the clone/dry room into the Airbox.
I like big plants and long veg so 4 plants per light in extra large tubs.
I think that is the basics. Open to comments on what is overkill and what is missing.
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