I run around that most days. Should be fine.
@Myfriendis410, do you have a recommendation for the temperature range to maintain. In other words, at what temperature should I turn on the ventilation fan and at what temperature should I turn it back off? I also have a circulation fan running for a few hours each day.
I have been thinking to maintain between 72 F and 77 F but have no experience to support these numbers, just reading various guides on ILGM.
I read that 78° F is the ideal temperature. You could add whatever temperature tolerance you want but I’d say 70° to 85° or thereabouts.
The rule of thumb is if it’s uncomfortable for you it’s uncomfortable for the plants.
That’s great @Myfriendis410, I will start with 82 F ON and 72 F OFF, that will keep the number of start cycles on the fan motor to something reasonable and the plants should be happy as well.
My tent usually runs between 72 to 84 deg. as well.
@merlin44, Good job with the transplants. I experienced the same thing with the roots growing into the container. I was sure that girl would die or at least be stunted. Nope… She’s getting big like the rest my babies. I fill 1 gallon jugs with PH’ed water and I’ve learned just a 1/16th of the cap of ph down is enough to bring my 7.3 ph well water to the 6.5 range. Not much is needed. And I broke down and purchased a Dual Hose Portable A/C. I think I paid $420.00. I hope it works. Isn’t your room climate controlled? I’d also like to buy a thermostat that monitors air flow and temperatures.
Yes, @Flyr, my room is (or will be when controls are complete) climate controlled.
It has been 30 hours since the traumatic transplant and nobody has fallen over yet.
@merlin44, That’s good, no casualties. You will have to lead me in the direction of a good controller when you get yours fixed up and rolling in the right direction. I’m having to check my temps no less than 3 times a day.
@Flyr I am using a low end industrial PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) to monitor and control my room. It is not a canned system that you can just adapt to your room. The programming is “Ladder Logic”.
If a person does not have some specific programming skills, a “hard wired” system is likely easier to put together. I am fortunate to have the skills and access to the hardware.
@merlin44, gotcha. Programming? Hell, I can hardly spell programming. I would have to buy a plug and play set up with big print.
LOL @Flyr I am out of likes but this made me laugh. I have been working in industrial automation for nearly 40 years. This sort of automation is recreational.
@merlin44. The only control system we deal with is Electro-Hydraulic for our drill rigs. Basic Relays, Servo and such. Easy stuff.
About the same thing, in fact we do some automation work for a couple of petro facilities from time to time.
Oh man @Flyr ! I am dreaming of getting an AC for the summer for my basement. Awesome job. Let me know how you like yours. Very cooooool. No pun intended but I’ll take it haha
Thanks buddy im going to catch up now
I have completed the control system prototype and have disassembled everything in preparation for proper assembly.
More in a moment…
The photos of the control system components will not upload (rats), will take new photos tonight.
It will take about a week for me to get the permanent wiring and plumbing done. The garden will be manual until then. More photos when it gets further along.
I dumbed this photo down…