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how to make a marijuana grow box

How to make a marijuana grow box

Settings: Once you figure out the plant you want to put in there and required temperature ranges, program the thermostat and you are all done.

Underfloor Heating Foil / Foil Tape / Simply Aluminum Foil

Lights: I drilled a small hole in the front of the box to allow the power supply for the lights to come out at the highest point so I can adjust them up and down accordingly. In this case, I used two lag bolts to tie off the power supply for the lights to adjust their height. I used a three outlet light socket for three HE lights that use about 45w of power well below the estimated max of the box. Again, LED grow lights are a little costly but I think worth the price given the reward and they burn a little cooler if heat becomes a problem.

Wood Screws .25″ (6) for Hinges

Step 7: Step Seven: Electrical

about 8′ of 1″ x 2″ for the basic frame

Box 2, Junction Box and Power Supply: All wires centralized here and this is where I hooked up the power cable.

Fans: Install the fans, intake fan on the bottom should be facing in allowing it to suck in outside air and push it into the box. Exhaust fan should be facing out pulling air out of the box.

Step 2: Step Two: Frame It Out

24″ Red 14 Guage electrical Wire

Thermostat & Speed Controller (1)

How to make a marijuana grow box

Momentarily discouraged, I quickly scrapped the idea of a dedicated room filled to the brim. I began with getting clear about my intentions; I wanted to inconspicuously and autonomously produce my medicine. This was a much more respectable and realistic goal, and one that I could embrace.

Of course I wanted to filter the intake air to keep out dust, pet hair, pollen, mold and the like.

I installed a sealed fan room to house the 6″ inline fan mentioned above. This sat in the top inside of the cabinet, pictured below.

How to make a marijuana grow box

Now that you’ve identified the circuit you want to connect your equipment to, take a look at the amperage, it should be listed as 5A, 15A, or 20A, and should inform the voltage which will vary from place to place but in general, is either 110V or 220V.

If you’re planning to build your grow room with plywood for example, you have to cover the inside with a waterproof material like a plastic sheet (or something similar).

You need 1m x 8 wood beams for (A), 2m x 8 wooden beams for (B), and 1m x 2 or x 3 beams for (C). The amount of beams you need on top depends on the weight of your light fixture, exhaust fan, and carbon filter.

Improves photosynthesis

A good ventilation system along a decent-sized fan will also help your plant’s stem develop tougher, helping them support the heavy buds in the flowering stage.

Note: Instead of using mylar, you can use a white plastic sheet, it won’t reflect light as good as mylar but it works great if you can’t find mylar easily.

Waterproof

Enzo Schillaci

Cannabis plants need CO2 to perform photosynthesis, which is vital for plant growth. During this process, plants take in water and CO2 and convert them to sugars by applying the energy they absorb from light so with good ventilation you are actually “injecting” CO2 into your grow room, providing what they need for this vital process.