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Vertical cage match, 32K watts, 32 plants

Discussion in 'Vertical Growing' started by legallyflying, Feb 12, 2015.


    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    I'd suggest fuel cells but that's a big up front investment. Also kinda bleeding edge tech compared to other options, so I'm not sure it's a ready for prime time power player just yet.

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    when you say fuel cell, are you talking about hydrogen based? i don't know much about them. how do you use one with a conventional gas/diesel/propane generator?

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    They are designed to use a hydrogen reformer to convert natural gas from your utility into hydrogen for the fuel cell that you'd purchase it with. The former spits out hydrogen for the fuel cell, plus CO² and heat. The fuel cell itself generates electricity, some more heat and water vapor.

    They're out there, but again I'm not sure they're quite ready for plug n play use.
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    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    interesting. i'll have to do some searching on them. and the U.S. has a shit load of nat gas so they should become quite popular i would think in the near future.
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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    EXACTLY. Fracking has delivered a new lowest cost energy source that's also relatively environmentally friendly. Fuel cells are the most efficient and least polluting way to convert that energy into electricity. We in indoor agriculture have an edge because we can even use the CO² they emit where other industries have no use for it.

    Buy one for your home... it qualifies as cogenerated power because you get both heat and electricity, where your furnace just makes heat.
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    9leaves Well-Known Member

    I'm following this!! Can you say WEED MONSTERS! That is insane my man! I know enough with the exclamation points. Ready to watch:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

    legallyflying Well-Known Member

    Well, not many more posts about growing. Just too busy. BUT, I do have a funny story.

    So it seems we had a bit of a break in. They pulled the power meters out of their sockets....sorry, but that doesn't kill 3 phase power..and the alarm system has a battery back up.

    ANYWAYS... we have a roll up door on the side of the warehouse and a couple months ago I thought... someone could drive through that door, sledge hammer into the rooms and steal a good amount of weed in 10 minutes.

    So I got a 4" concrete hole saw, and drilled, and drilled, and fucking drilled. It took about 3 hours to drill all the way through the foundation (5" thick). Then I bought two 4 foot lengths of schedule 40 steel pipe and stuck them in the holes. (About 18" deep total when we dug out the clay under the foundation).

    So at about 5:00 am I get the call from the alarm company, and texts and emails.. I jump in the car to meet the police.

    I show up..and this piece of shit Toyota pick up is stuck about 2 feet in the air.. impaled on the steel pipe bollards.

    The cop says.. "I think we know what they were driving"


    So not only did you not get to steal a fucking thing.. not even a bag of shake.. the cops now have your truck. I hope to god it wasn't stolen

    So eat dick you fucking tweakers!!

    rkymtnman Well-Known Member

    awesome story and way too funny. they didn't crash into the windshield witht the abrupt stop?

    like those people who get tired of having their mailboxes knocked over that build them of steel and concrete. when they hit it with the baseball bat, it bounces back and blows outh the rear window.
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    made in detroit Active Member

    Nice garden. I've been interested in running vertical lights in my next setup and this gives me a better idea of what to expect.

    Also nice job on the self security!

    Joedank Well-Known Member

    YESYES YES ! my day was just made alot better ... and all that hard work pays big . cops like it when you protect your own assets :)
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    OneHitDone Well-Known Member

    What kind of lighting do you veg these monsters under and for how long before putting them into flower?
    Sire Killem All

    Sire Killem All Well-Known Member


    legallyflying Well-Known Member

    1k MH. The blue ice bulbs. I think they are 5200k. IF you can get the roots into the buckets without having any problems.. no slime, weak clones, bugs, etc. Then the veg takes about 3-4 weeks. That means they go from 1 foot to 4 foot in about that time.

    From taking clones to getting them 1 foot tall however is the tricky part, you are looking at about 6 weeks.
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    SupaM Well-Known Member

    What's shakin' legally! Hope all is still going well your way! ATB!

    legallyflying Well-Known Member

    Things are going well. The state just released the interim rec rules so we have a laundry list of shit to do for our application. And we need new trimmers.. half.. the good half, are fellons :(
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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Yeah, isn't that fucked up? Legalize weed but keep the felons out... so they have to commit crimes to survive? Da fuk? Whatever happened to 'once you do your time and you're off paper, your debt is paid in full'?!

    InsaneMJ Well-Known Member

    Out an after an hr of reading threw the thread I'm curious about what type of nutrients your running with that set up? Ai might of accidently skipped it while speed reading threw some of the bullshit (Midwest shitty weed part) n did I read your paying .09 a kilowatt? Man that's fucked up I'm paying .32 a kilowatt.
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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Might I suggest looking over on the LED section. The new COB lighting the guys are doing over there DIY style is killin' it.

    InsaneMJ Well-Known Member

    Ohhh haha no wonder I didn't see that, I didn't realize heavy 16 is a actual line up my bad lol.

    buckets Well-Known Member

    I love your personal security story and that guy losing his truck. I hope the wanna be thieves got fucked up when they hit those metal poles! Well done man!
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