Garage growroom build Building my growroom.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:13 AM
the time has come to start building my garage grow room, its been several years since my last attempt and im gonna try and do things a little better this time arround. We have just moved house from town to country and im lucky that our nearest neighbour is a farm 1/4 of a mile away. The groom still needs to be stealthy though as parents/friends will be comming around to help garden and party
Anyway the garage is seperate from the house and i have installed a consumer unit so electrics is no problem. I've just finished clearing the space and have plenty of wood and insulation/accoustic material.
The space is:-
the garage isnt a rectangle, the rear wall is on a diagnoal in line with the boundry wall so the rear of the groom is actually 2m wide and im unsure if i should just square it off or leave it like it is to allow better acsses arround the plants. I could make it all bigger but dont want to be too silly about it
Veiw from garage door.
Veiw of where the growroom will be.
Any help or suggestions are welcome as i dont wanto bugger anything up
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:46 AM
Not long finished something similar myself. I did so much research on every aspect until I thought I had it all covered but as you'll discover, it will evolve as you go.
Have you thought about what light and extraction you plan to use mate?
You'll need something quiet and powerful enough to cope with summer temps but
adjustable for winter time.
Your space is good, getting it fixed up with studding and insulation is the fun and easy part.
I agree with the above, keep as much extra space as you can.
I built a tight 1m sq room in my shed and although it is perfect for my grows,
I am thinking of extending it touch to make it easier to work with, not to grow more.
Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:00 AM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:18 AM
that's what Mrs Floyd has predicted
Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:20 AM
I have a 600w HPS light to go in and i just bought a 4" extract fan and CF (187 m3/hour) but im worried this wont be big enough so im gonna put in another hole in the wall so i can add another l8r if required.
Excellent, a 600w in that space is tiptop man but yeh, you will need alot more power to your extraction. Are you planning on using passive intakes?
Are you intaking from the garage and extracting outside?
Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:37 PM
I then got a 4" KSA temp/speed controlled acoustic box fan, it pulls around 400m3/hour which is much better but now that its getting warmer I have no choice but to up it again and I am in the north of Scotland.
A 6" extraction is the minimum you will need mate.
I have been looking into a 6" setup for myself and after lots of figure comparisons,
I have settled on an 8" setup. Reasons being, It is actually cheaper for an 8" Rino for instance than a 6". The 8" obviously shifts alot more air but it doesn't have to work as hard, making it quieter. The 8" fan was just £10 more, is much quieter than all other sizes and uses much less electric compared to a 6" (surprised me too)
I feel it is the one area to spend on to start with, get it right and it will save you cash in the long run.
I looked at the Airforce II, KSA, KSB, RUCK ISO-BOX among others and the 8" KSA has the best figures imo, plenty of power, lowest power consumption and the most silent.
The KSA 200mm also comes with a speed and temp control built, that is invaluable imo, no hum or buzz.
The 8" will not have to work hard at all and will inturn keep it even quieter.
If you plan on making a second hole to add another extractor to boost your 4" you are really wasting money having to buy a second fan, carbon filter etc...
Plus there will be double the noise to worry about.
You said noise is a concern and I know temps will be so just trying to save you some hassle bud, better doing it right from the start as I am sure you want too.
This post has been edited by GreenFloyd: 26 March 2012 - 12:41 PM
Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:56 PM
She doesn't know I upgraded and she doesn't know I am about to again