Grow Room Design & Setup
ballast placement in the
The Grow Room forums; Hey y'all, I am setting up a new room and I have a magnetic ballast as you know it gets ...
Hey y'all, I am setting up a new room and I have a magnetic ballast as you know it gets really hot. This wasn't a problem for me in my old room and the heat isn't a problem. My question it's where to hang it.... My intuit is to hang it from the ceiling on a 3/4 piece of wood that's screwed up against the drywall. It heats that up pretty hot though... I also thought well I could put a clip on fan next to it to blow the heat off so out doesn't build up against the wood and drywall... Then I thought well what if I hang it next to my filter and fan that ought to keep the heat from building up against the ceiling..... What do you do how is yours set up
Don't put them next to anything electric/electronic.
Don't hang them any higher than you want them to fall.
I drilled a hole through my grow room wall and passed any electrical cables I needed through it and then resealed the hole.
My digital ballast lives outside my grow room.
my digital ballast in my grow room lives inside, it has a nice fanand heat sink in it and stays relativly cool. to the OP, i would just hang it outside the room somewhere and just make sure you have it sitting on something that wont catch on fire.
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Maybe I should have been clearer.... If you have a digital ballast I don't really want to here what you have to say. Not trying to be a dick but there ya go. I have a magnetic ballast heat is not a problem in my grow room and the only thing I ask is other magnetic ballast users, How do you mount yours is it hanging from a mounting board from the ceiling, is it sitting on a shelf. how far from a wall or ceiling is it . a safe way to mount or use a magnetic ballast is the question. that is all, I don't care if its in your room outside youre room whatever thats not the question
ballast goes outside of the grow room if possible. otherwise i'd do it on the cieling, and also have my exhaust on the cieling, so that the heat collects in the top and convection helps the heat flow out of the tent (intake on bottom, cold air rising)
I am sorry I asked. this is useless. I have lost all faith in humanity. ..... hot air rises not cold air.
Why don't you step into the 21st century and buy a digital ballast?
Mag ballasts are hot,noisy, inefficient, and degrade over time. I don't understand why anyone uses them anymore. They are not even that cheap?
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many digi ballast create RF interference. which sucks, and turns off your internet.... and the internet of your neighbors.
I don't want to hear about fucking digital ballasts, I thought I made that clear. Go contribute nothing to someone elses thread, I don't care to hear it.