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The Grow Room forums; Ok so I want to build a grow box to keep things somewhat secretive. I am growing in a closet, ...
Building a grow box
Ok so I want to build a grow box to keep things somewhat secretive. I am growing in a closet, but only using about half of it. The size I want to use is roughly 3' wide by 2' deep with the ceiling going up to about 7' but do not want to go all the way to the ceiling. I was thinking that 5'6" to 6' would be enough room for height yes?
Also the closet has no doors.
I will be using CFL's for veggin and most likely for flowering so heat will not be too much of an issue and I can keep them close so I think I will be good with 6' of height. I will be growing in soil as well.
I would like some input on what to use. (plywood, 2x4 ect...) And if you have built a box before please share your design. I plan on growing 2 plants in it.
I had previously planned on just sectioning off the closet with black plastic, but want to keep a low profile with the roomies if ya know what I mean.
Any comments welcome! Thank you in advance.
I would build the frame with 2x4s and then use this stuff called 'hardboard'. It's real thin and is used for backing cabinets but is cheap ($6 a sheet) and light. I built something much much larger but used the same materials. Use the shiny-side in because it takes paint better than the rough side. Get two computer fans and run them both off a old cell charger (search forums for instructions) and put one low on the side to draw in cooler air and one in top to exhaust. Need to keep good airflow in the box. - Also makes it easier if you need to run exhaust through carbon for smell. Need to devise a nice way to hang/hook your CFLs as well. Best of luck!
The size is good although you will need a LOT of CFLs if you decide to grow out to 4-5 feet.
check out my grow pics to see what im doing with a bucket. (and 4 cfls and 2 computer fans)
you can also look at that guys profile with the snoop dog avatar i think he's doing cfls too
Able To Roll A Joint
Able to roll a joint
check out your local ikea or home depot...they have some cool little cabinet boxes that are white and can quickly be converted with a few cfls and are rather stealthy. (just vent out the back and you'll be growin')
what was the day the music died?
or you could check out the pics in profile =)
Thank you all for your advice! I will check out HD tomorrow for some cabinets. Keep em coming!
Also I was thinking of cutting a hole in the top to run dryer vent up through the ceiling and into the attic once it comes close to flowering time to help vent some of the smell. Could I just use a computer fan at the hole to blow up into the attic along with one at the bottom to suck in fresh air? Would this be sufficient?
For that long of a run you will probably need a real 'inline duct fan' which is sold at home depot or mount a bathroom fan inside cabinet and cut hole to exhaust from that to your ducting. Also, plants can start stinking pretty early... not just late flower.
Really? It isn't going to be any more than I would say 2'6" - 3' straight up and hot air rises as well.....
Last edited by btt; 01-19-2007 at 11:01 PM.
Anyone else? Ideas please...
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Learning How To Roll
Na. Just go w/ a prebuilt commercial grow box..
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