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Northeastrobie

Electricity use how do I calculate it and how much are people spending?

Hi all, I'm concerned about how much electricity I'm using in my small 2.4x1.2 tent was wondering what people are spending on their electricity a month? 

Thanks in advance for any input:-D

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3 minutes ago, Openairbud said:

 http://www.uk420.com/boards/index.php?/forum/166-growroom-tools/

 

Use this to work out rough usage dude :yinyang:

Was mainly wondering what people are actually paying a month for a tent my size on average mate, I'm not sure what price per kw I'm paying just how much a month and it's gone up alot since the last quarter 

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My whole bill gas and elec is about £100 a month. 1.2m2 2x315w cmh

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Back of a fag packet guesstimate for an average grow

 

Its about 1kW, the cost of that is about 12p an hour or so

 

About £1.50 a day for flowering

 

 

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I'm between £150 - £180 a month on leccy alone but this is for everything,not just my grows , tho I do run 3-4 315w cmh & 110w veg cab. 

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Thanks for the replys, I'm running a 600hps,315chm, 6inch pro fan, 4 inch inline  couple of cuirc fans and 2 pumps on my wilma. Got a little 100w t5 for veg and mines coming in about 180 pm for all my lec it's went up a fair bit since upgrading from 1 600hps and no wilma.

Still better off than buying from other people either way i spose just seemed pretty high lol

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55 minutes ago, Joint hogger said:

I'm between £150 - £180 a month on leccy alone but this is for everything,not just my grows , tho I do run 3-4 315w cmh & 110w veg cab. 

Do you flower with just 315w CMH then mate? 

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@Northeastrobie  Have you done all the comparison sites for your energy? If not you could be paying way over the odds.It can get confusing so it helps to have an real idea of your usage to get a good saving. I change supplier every year to keep up

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53 minutes ago, Northeastrobie said:

Do you flower with just 315w CMH then mate? 

 

No, the plants are only in the veg cab to root out & I try to keep them small before putting them in the tents under 18/6.

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1 hour ago, monkeypig said:

@Northeastrobie  Have you done all the comparison sites for your energy? If not you could be paying way over the odds.It can get confusing so it helps to have an real idea of your usage to get a good saving. I change supplier every year to keep up

This was the cheapest mate lol dread to think what the last one would be costing me now

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48 minutes ago, Joint hogger said:

 

No, the plants are only in the veg cab to root out & I try to keep them small before putting them in the tents under 18/6.

But do you use the 4x 315cmh for flower to then? 

My 315wcmh is a Phillips bulb, bloke in the shop recomended using it along side my hps for flower instead of on it's own 

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Never mind the bloke in the shop  with a little respect you can run them both ,HP's and cmh but either on their own is fine. Some fellas use the 942 cdm 315 bulb for flowering ,the opposite way round to the growshop advice ,and the reason why is mostly down to terpenes ,and bud structure . A lot of folks say cmh grown plants finish faster .

 

If you go to an accountant and he or she sees the high bills their eyebrows might rise . If or when they see sweet seeds.es, growshop.com, and so on, well they know your business so you can learn from my error and use cash in the post ! Just pay the bills and stay safe :yep:

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yes, I'm using 4 x 315w maxibrights with philips 942 lamps for vegging with & use philips 1 x 930 & 3 x 930 Agro lamps for flowering with.

 

as for what combination to use when growing (ie, hps & cmh) you can grow with either lighting set up & you can even mix hps & cmh together but tbh, cmh pisses all over hps lighting.

 

also, there's a long thread in the lighting section called 315w CMH fine & dandy which will answer any questions you have about cmh if you haven't seen it already.

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