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The Cost of Growing

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by abudsmoker, Nov 17, 2006.


    abudsmoker Well-Known Member

    this question was brought up in a previous thread and i wanted to get a accurate answer.

    if you are using a 400 w fixture it will consume exactly 144 kilowatt hours a month or (30 days) 12/12

    the formula you need to know is a KwH is 1000w X 1 hour very easy conversion

    mogie Well-Known Member

    Instead of blowing the exhaust outside we blow it back inside to help heat the house. Cuts down on the bill a little. Also bathroom is so nice and warm.

    WickedK Active Member

    I think the real reason cannabis isn't legalized is because too many people would waste electricity growing uncontrollably.
    Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Well-Known Member

    48w @ 12hrs x 30 days @ $.14 = $2.62 a month
    48w @ 18hrs x 30 days @ $.14 = $3.93 a month

    150w @ 12hrs x 30 days @ $.14 = $8.32 a month
    150w @ 18hrs x 30 days @ $.14 = $12.47 a month

    400w @ 12hrs x 30 days @ $.14 = $23.18 a month
    400w @ 18hrs x 30 days @ $.14 = $34.78 a month

    600w @ 12hrs x 30 days @ $.14 = $34.27 a month
    600w @ 18hrs x 30 days @ $.14 = $51.41 a month

    1000w @ 12hrs x 30 days @ $.14 = $55.44 a month
    1000w @ 18hrs x 30 days @ $.14 = $83.16 a month

    48 watt light uses 52watts an hr
    150 watt light uses 165watts an hr
    400 watt light uses 460watts an hr
    600 watt light uses 680watts an hr
    1000 watt light uses 1100watts an hr

    eLLisD Well-Known Member

    exactly! thats what me and my gf do.
    country cowfreak

    country cowfreak Well-Known Member

    The extra heat does come in handy. Outside of the actual energy cost I also consider how much money will be saved from not having to actually buy bud, that is how I was able to rationalize buying the system.

    -=4:20=-Guy Well-Known Member

    I agree if you spend over $100 a month on pot its worth growing.

    MyNinja Active Member

    I certainly hope its worth it. I do spend a lot of cash on Canna, and so far iv spent a lot on growing, all the while still spending alot of money consuming, while i wait for the harvest. This whole life style really puts a damper in my wallet! Iv got no job and the money i get i do little side prodjects for. I really hope my investment in growing pays the hell off. I could have gotten a shit ton of weed for wat iv spent on, Lights, Nutes, PH reader, catalyst, fan, grow medium, it just adds up n up n up!Not to mention the INCREDIBLE risk im taking growing cannabis in, well lets just say not the most secure of places. Most folks wouldnt dare take the risks iv taken to grow. iv made a serious commitment to my horticulture, and since im being serious about my growing i hope my yeilds and end product are serious!
    Chronic AK

    Chronic AK Well-Known Member

    if thats your situation maybe u shouldnt of started. For me, I love growing, its alot of fun and keeps me occupied daily. yes Ive dumped alot into it but I also get alot out.

    MyNinja Active Member

    I too really really enjoy growing. I love to see the every day progress, how far i can take my babies. I just hope my return is worth all the work. Theres alot to be done from seed to harvest, some times its almost overwhelming having to worrie about so many minnute details. Makin sure every thing is just so, its like a science. Every thing has to be just right, adjusted to the right point in order to have the best of the best.

    abudsmoker Well-Known Member

    if you grow the good stuff not the bag stuff it will pay off. before m first harvest i was 3500.00 us dollars in. i am many times ahead of that now

    Sanifsan Well-Known Member

    IF it was legal we would probably starve to death because all the farmers would stop growing wheat and corn and instead grow marijuana the biggest cash crop there is.....j/k. But on the serious note it would be like tabbacco...except nobody would smoke tabboco anymore.they wuold just smoke weed all day long...

    mogie Well-Known Member

    For me this started just because I wanted to get my medical marijuana card. But now I have a hobby that I love. Our electric bill has only increased by about $35 a month. That includes lights for both veg and flowering both about 400 watts each and all the goodies that go with them. I figure (this includes replacement parts as needed) I spend about $500 - $600 a year on this hobby. It keep me and my local compassion center in buds and clones. Also I don't buy off the streets (who knows what they have used on their stuff).
    ThE sAtIvA hIgH

    ThE sAtIvA hIgH Well-Known Member

    i couldnt give a shit how much it costs to grow your own .......even if it cost 4 times as much to grow an eighth than it would to buy it off the streets ,id still grow my own for to many reasons to list here

    mogie Well-Known Member

    There is no reason for that type of a reply. If you can't say something nice then don't say anything at all.

    Sanifsan Well-Known Member

    what...It wan't rude or anything, I was just trying to shed some light on oppinion by exposing the facts

    mogie Well-Known Member

    No not you sativa high
    ThE sAtIvA hIgH

    ThE sAtIvA hIgH Well-Known Member

    wtf ? all i said is i couldnt care less how much it costs to grow as its far better than buying dealers shitty weed .hmmm how is that not being nice ?it wasnt a direct reply to anything you had put ,just to the whole subject on costs of growing ....so chill n have a smoke fool:hump:

    bleorg Active Member

    The initial investment can cost a lot. But last time I did this, the weed I grew the first time through was worth way more than what I had spent. That was a few years ago, this time I've spent a lot again, but the hps was the most expensive and I already have that. Now I'm just torturing myself looking at these beauties grow, knowing I'm still about a month away from smoking them. All I've got to smoke here at the moment is leaves from some males I killed, which actually aren't all that terrible.

    MyNinja Active Member

    U can smoke those? I thought males didnt produce almost any thc...

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