Best diy grow tent ever?

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by BudReaky, Sep 1, 2010.

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    BudReaky

    BudReaky Active Member

    well im almost complete with this bad boy.took about 3 hours of shopping around and 4 hours of construction time.just have some more ventilation work to do no biggie.waiting on 2nd 400w light should arrive any day now along with phresh filter.another stanley blower coming soon too.i checked walmart,homedepot and lowes and purchased everything from wallty and HDEPOT.
    MATERIALS.
    9x-8footx2inchx1inch wood. 1.97$each(HDEPOT)
    2x-9footx12foot HEAVY duty tarps.13.63$each(wally)23.00 at home depot and lowes!
    40- 2 inch screws(1.75inch would be best.)(HDEPOT)
    large role industrial strength duct tape along with gorilla tape(had) 8.43$(HDEPOT)
    5 foot industrial strength velcro 8.00$(wally)
    2x- Tarp-zip 7 foot 9.83$(hdepot(superbadass.)

    Total cost was around 80 bux



    TOOLS
    Staple gun
    Screw Driver
    Scissors
    Knife
    Tape Measure
    Saw
    BONG(lemon skunk inside)

    brief summary.
    first i cut the boards to there sizes.4x-7foot, 4x- 4foot4inch, 6x- 3feet 8inch.
    screws together the 2 main sides with cross supports(extra wood) at the bottom corner of each section.took it into room and built it the rest of the way(not rockt science)
    then i started from the bottom with the tarps.bottom floor,right panel,back panel covered with first tarp.staple gund in place pretty snug.folded excess tarp and taped down(looks cool)second tarp covered roof,front panel, left side.cut off excess tarp on that side(might of been the other side,lol).
    when through and taped all tarp meet tarp sections and added a few more staples.
    stuck adhesive zipper into place then reinforced with duct tape,then cut through the middle of zipper(key part there).after zippers were installed i placed 5 foot velcro strip at bottom.(actually didnt do that yet.tomoro.check it OUT!
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    BudReaky

    BudReaky Active Member

    here she is

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    NewbGrower^.^

    NewbGrower^.^ Active Member

    I like it =]
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    BudReaky

    BudReaky Active Member

    ah thanks friend (sadaam Voice).im very happy with the results.once my light and filter arrive i will post the final product.
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    jrinlv

    jrinlv Well-Known Member

    If you used Panda plastic it would be way more light proof and the white side reflects light well for the inside of the tent. Good job though, I like it. It goes to show if you have a bizarre shape or need a custom tent it's very easy to make yourself...JR
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    assasinofyouth420

    assasinofyouth420 Well-Known Member

    Looks good. I dont see the point in spending $300 on something that can be built by a 10 year old. I recommend you get some type of mylar since it appears to be in your living room. What were the final dimensions and what light are you using?

    This is my DIY tent. Wish I could have built it bigger and I need better ventilation

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    BudReaky

    BudReaky Active Member

    very clean lookin tent.hell no this bitch is in my tiny ass back room.i have 3 bedroom with just me :-D.go to home depot and get some tarp-zips if your tent isnt sealed.
    well i lost my tape measure but its roughly 7' long,3'10"wide,4'6"inch wide.
    where is a cheap place to get some mylar?are those camping blankets as good?i have 1 or 2 already.very shiny!
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    assasinofyouth420

    assasinofyouth420 Well-Known Member

    I picked up mine from the local hydro store. It was a dollar a foot.
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    skiweeds

    skiweeds Active Member

    if you have a hydro gardening store in your town they should have mylar. i seen some at a local shop the other day, i cant remember the price but it was real cheap. like under $10 not sure how much you get but it looked like enough. i got mine from http://htgsupply.com but that was before i knew we had local hydro shops. i dont get out much. town is full of narcs and thieves.
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    dbkick

    dbkick Well-Known Member

    pretty much defeats the purpose if light pentrates it doesn't it?
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    BudReaky

    BudReaky Active Member

    its air tight,odor proof,large.like i said i started this damn thing yesterday.reflective wall coverings to come.(someones gotta be negative nancy)
    ive never been in any hydro shop,when i go to the nursery to get FF the dude is a dick and asks questions.so i pretty much stick to online ordering even tho im in a major city with plenty hydroshops.

    and considering it cost me about 80 bux compared to a 300 tent of that size.not alot of tents designed with 2x400w in mind.
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    BudReaky

    BudReaky Active Member

    im probably gonna end up goin with car windshield reflectors as wall coverings.used them in old flower box(current veg box)there about 2$ a peice and i would probably need about 10 of them.
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    NewbGrower^.^

    NewbGrower^.^ Active Member

    Haha Stuffs too funny I would have built my tents but I am waay too lazy =[ So sad

    Cant wait to see everything hooked up in action!
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    BudReaky

    BudReaky Active Member

    waitin on dchydro.coms slow ass!well its been since saturday so yeah im impatient.
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    jrinlv

    jrinlv Well-Known Member

    I got my Secret Jarden 4x4x7 tent for 180 bucks to my door, i don't know where you keep getting 300 dollars. like i said I like your idea.

    But, I can take mine down fold it up and put in the storage bag that is 48 in x 2 in x 10 in. Pretty slick. just a FYI.....JR
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    NewbGrower^.^

    NewbGrower^.^ Active Member

    My ebay tents don't fold up for crap haha They still get the job done though. I will switch both my 12/12 and veg tent to Secret Jadens once I get more money with my low income job. xD They seem top notch. Still once again good job budreaky. I'm sure some huge harvests will be in your future =]
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    mydixiewrecked

    mydixiewrecked New Member

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    jrinlv

    jrinlv Well-Known Member

    Wow those are some cheap prices. Just think it has all the vents and ports already built in, just food for thought..JR
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    assasinofyouth420

    assasinofyouth420 Well-Known Member

    You werent kidding. Those werent expensive at all. I might get one of those if I get a new spot to grow in. One major reason I built mine is because my space was limited and I wanted to get the most out of it and I thought I was going to save a shitload of money. In the end I probably saved 20 or 25 bucks. A small price to pay for convenience.
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    BudReaky

    BudReaky Active Member

    trust me i spent hours staring at that site.just wasnt in the budget,already dropped almost 300$ on new 400w light/cooltube/bulb/ more grow big.so 80bux for the tent that more than suits my needs is all i needs.lol.oh yeah spent another 48$ on attitudes NEWSLETTER at 5 this morning(right when it started the promo)got some grapegod,ak-48 + 5 freebies!

    just wait till this tent is complete,still to come:drying chamber,1.5"x4" veg chamber,mylar(mostlikely).trying to make it a complete grow tent with 1 carbon filter.drying chamber will vent into flower as well the veg chamber.1 stanley blower for culltubes,exhausted through ceiling,1 stanley blower for filter/flower chamber ehaust.(i have AC in room so this should be just fine)

    give me about a week to complete.

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