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    It's Too Darn Hot!

    Climate change has reached my garage. My tent has been clocking temps of 86 degrees or more for the last month. It has never been this bad before ,when I usually clocked in temps of 78 degrees. This has occurred in the middle of my first "all auto" grow. I have started adding silica to my water and watering more often.

    A year ago I built a 12" platform for my tent. The added elevation made it much easier to work my grow but I noticed an increase in temps when I did this . Apparently the concrete floor acted a pretty efficient heat sink. Right now the temperature difference between my tent and the concrete is 9 degrees.

    IF anyone out there has any brilliant ideas, I am certainly open to hearing them. Removing the platform is a major hassle and I really do not know if it will make a difference.
    Current Grow:
    2 LSD, 2 Skywalker OG, 1 Alien OG All Auto-flowering
    Soil in 5 gallon pots. Indoors,

    #2
    How about running some aluminum duct around on the floor and then into the tent as an air input?
    Currently reaping what I have sown.
    Past growth: Whiskey Zulu
    Lighting: Maxisun MF2000 and Kaurez SB1000 340 watts at wall in 4x2 Quictent

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    • OldManGrower
      OldManGrower commented
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      That would only work using a fan to push/pull it through. The temp differential is not enough to cool the air quickly enough as it comes in but its an interesting idea.

    • OldManGrower
      OldManGrower commented
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      Interesting idea. However the temperature differential is not sufficient to cool the air as a fan pulls it through.

    #3
    If you have room water makes a great temp moderator. Takes a long time to heat up and cool down. I use to store water in my grow closet in 7 gallons storage containers and one gallon jugs.


    I would like to see a flat water storage container one could use as a base in the tent.

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    • OldManGrower
      OldManGrower commented
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      Thank you! Very interesting. I do not have much room as I have 5 plants in a 32"x32" space but I will look into this.

    • 3Berries
      3Berries commented
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      If you have room for a milk crate you can put 4-1 gal jugs in that and then stack them.

    #4
    Do you have a dimming feature on your lights? If you do, try to lessen the intensity of the lights, it may help.

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    • OldManGrower
      OldManGrower commented
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      I cannot dim them but I have raised them.

    #5
    Wish i could send you what we got right now, cool and rainy overnight again. I've not had that issue like you yet but i'll find out when summer finally does arrive here. I plan on using the garage to set up my tents. I put a 8x10 old rug down and hung fly paper so far LOL . Man i will use a stand up ocillating fan also. I have not grown indoors during the heat of summer in a tent yet ever and only do indoor grows in fall an winter time. Wish i could help you out
    Smoke Ganja create Peace Respect Nature don't trash the Planet

    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
    indoor/outdoor grower
    1 36"x36"x66" tent- Viparspectra P2500
    1 3x3x6 tent- used in late spring for seedlings both veggies & weed. I have 2 viparspectar 450r for that tent.
    I use a t-5 & 54watt CFL for seedlings
    Sometimes i use plastic sometimes i use fabric grow containers
    Currently using fish/guano during veg growth & FF Grow Big 6-4-4 teens to bloom. Once i see pre-flower i switch to
    Age Old Organics Bloom 5-10-5

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    • OldManGrower
      OldManGrower commented
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      Thanks SoOrbudgal. Hasn't rained in a week and it was 80 degrees at 7am today, heading to 99. I have an internal fan and an exhaust fan. Doesn't help much with a very high ambient temperature,

    #6
    Switch the lights to be on at night and dark during the day might help.
    Don't worry, be happy, grow sticky buds.

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    • OldManGrower
      OldManGrower commented
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      Thanks CK. I have already done that. I also raised the lights.

    #7
    How about a clear sheet between the plants and the LEDs and exhausting them separately?
    Currently reaping what I have sown.
    Past growth: Whiskey Zulu
    Lighting: Maxisun MF2000 and Kaurez SB1000 340 watts at wall in 4x2 Quictent

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    • OldManGrower
      OldManGrower commented
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      Interesting idea 90Gizmo. I shall consider it.

    #8
    Can you leave your tent open when the lights are on, and use an external fan?
    The only thing you should test on animals
    is BBQ sauce!

    HLG 360 Elite
    3x3x6
    In coco 5/21
    GDP
    Zkittlez
    G-13
    Black Domina
    5 gallon fabric
    M.E. Coco and Perlite
    Dyna Gro Foliage
    Dyna Gro Bloom
    CalMag

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    • OldManGrower
      OldManGrower commented
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      I have do so but the interior of the garage is not a whole lot cooler than the tent.

    #9
    How about some sort of portable swamp cooler? The ones I'm thinking of are much too big for just you plants but maybe for the entire garage? I think I got mine at Home Depot...
    A Legend...in his own mind - , 48" X 60" X 80" 2-in-1 Grow Tent, Flower light: Vivaspectra P2500 LED. Veg light: Mars Hydro TS600 & Mars Hydro TS1000 LED lights. Nutrients: GH Flora Trio/Calmag coco/perlite, pure lemon juice for late flower

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    • OldManGrower
      OldManGrower commented
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      BR2K Great Minds Think Alike. I have a tiny cordless AC evaporation unit. I'm gonna try it tonight or tomorrow. Have to cut the fan back to keep from sucking the cold out, but I don't see that as much or a drawback.

    #10
    You can make swamp coolers out of 5 gallon buckets, some water wicking material and small fans.

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    • Gingerbeard
      Gingerbeard commented
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      I can disarm a nuclear bomb with an emery board, a standard size ice cube, and a bird feather.

    • alltatup
      alltatup commented
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      Gingerbeard You are the Great White Red-Bearded Healer.

    #11
    Also, is there a window you can keep open at night?
    A Legend...in his own mind - , 48" X 60" X 80" 2-in-1 Grow Tent, Flower light: Vivaspectra P2500 LED. Veg light: Mars Hydro TS600 & Mars Hydro TS1000 LED lights. Nutrients: GH Flora Trio/Calmag coco/perlite, pure lemon juice for late flower

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      #12
      AIR CONDITIONER! I don't know about a swamp cooler's humidity production; I'd be skeptical about using one around cannabis plants for that reason. Why not install an AC? If that's your grow room, it's worth the investment; it may be a necessity with global warming. This is why I bought some solar panels around 5 years ago, because I knew electricity costs were going to go up. Another reason why I'm firmly committed to indoor growing...
      Anyone can grow mid grade weed easy. If you want to grow top shelf bud, study hard. https://www.growweedeasy.com

      Growing since July 21, 2016; smoking since 1967
      2 BCNL Roommate hydro boxes w/ 400w COB LEDs, Future Harvest nutes

      Grow # 17: Box 1: Germination Aug. 1, 2022
      Future 1 Anesia Sds (37%thc), Imperium X Anesia Sds (36%thc)

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      • BR2K
        BR2K commented
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        Back to the swamp cooler idea...

      • bdeegan
        bdeegan commented
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        You don’t necessarily need a window to vent a portable ac, but definitely a through-wall vent. How well insulated is the garage?

      • 90Gizmo
        90Gizmo commented
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        Could be adapted to for under a garage door.

      #13
      How about popping a couple extra dryer vents in your walls and work some inline fans? Super easy if you're not into the handyman thing.
      The only thing you should test on animals
      is BBQ sauce!

      HLG 360 Elite
      3x3x6
      In coco 5/21
      GDP
      Zkittlez
      G-13
      Black Domina
      5 gallon fabric
      M.E. Coco and Perlite
      Dyna Gro Foliage
      Dyna Gro Bloom
      CalMag

      Comment

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