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    #46
    When designing the workshop, I was going to run a new 20-amp circuit for the rooms. When trying to figure out how I wanted to run the wiring, I decided to use a 70-amp sub panel I already had from my storage cabinet. It already has two tandem breakers, giving me a total of four 15-amp circuits. One will be used for the flower room, another one for the veg room, a third one for the driver cabinet, and the last one will be unused for now.


    I was looking at my service panel to see if I had room for another circuit. Clearly I have a few knockouts left, so I could put more breakers in there. It says it is a 125-amp panel, but already has 155 amps of breakers on it. From what I understand, it is typical to have up to two times the amperage of the panel worth of breakers. If that's the case, I have plenty of room left for a 60-amp breaker. Any sparky's want to chime in here?


    The plan was to run conduit from the service panel outside of the house to the workshop. I should be able to come in above my window and run it between the ceiling joists then drop straight down to the sub-panel. I'm still uncertain about what I want to do with the LED drivers. I found a decent sized DIN box that would be large enough to hold the drivers, Sonoff automation, and Blufish controller. I am thinking I will use conduit and run the LED wires outside the walls. I ran a lot of conduit for the workbench and storage cabinets, so I should have all of the pieces to run it. This will allow me to upgrade my lights at a later date.


    Finally I decided on how to run my outlets. As you can see I have outlets on the walls for where the fans will be, as well as an outlet in the ceiling for the exhaust fans. I may move them so they are on the walls, but high. Anyone see an issue with an outlet in the ceiling?
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      #47
      The Green Crack cuttings are still alive, no roots yet. It's been seven days, but I am not using a heat mat.


      And I had to trim my bonsai mothers. They are definitely happy and healthy. Been feeding them pH adjusted megacrop (V2) and tap water.
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        #48
        So I was browsing through OG and ran into someone using these totes for no-till beds. They are 64-gallon totes that measure perfectly to fit in a 2' x 4' area. Looking at the measurements, three of them would fit perfectly in the 4' x 6' flowering room. The wheels are rated at 400 lbs, so I should be able to put around 50-gallons of water/soil in them.


        They are pretty cheap at $37 USD a pop, and they are already built. If you factor in my time to build the rolling base and fabric beds, this is a lot cheaper. I can also pick them up locally at Lowes, so no ordering or shady grow stores. They can hold quite a bit more than my design. My design was for 30-gal of soil, these could do 45-gal (6 cubic feet) of soil and still have a bit of room for my mulch layer. They also fill the room better, leaving me with less empty floor space. I plan to do these like a traditional Soma style bed. The PVC will also allow me to insert a trellis like in my previous design.


        They are going to be a lot harder to move than what I had originally planned. I only really need to move them for maintenance, as I can easily reach everywhere to water with my Chapin concrete sprayer. I tested that out already. These will be sitting directly on the concrete floor which is generally cold, using lava rock on the bottom, like a Soma bed, should give a small layer of insulation. There are no drain holes on these, and there are no drip trays. I was thinking about putting a drain hole on the side like an Earthbox or Hempy bucket. I could then put a tray under that if I happen to water to runoff, which I rarely do in my no-till beds. They wont have the air pruning that I would get with the typical air pot, but I doubt that will matter much in this sized bed, plus fabric pots dry out much faster in the desert.
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          #49
          Originally posted by ReikoX View Post
          So I was browsing through OG and ran into someone using these totes for no-till beds. They are 64-gallon totes that measure perfectly to fit in a 2' x 4' area. Looking at the measurements, three of them would fit perfectly in the 4' x 6' flowering room. The wheels are rated at 400 lbs, so I should be able to put around 50-gallons of water/soil in them.
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          They are pretty cheap at $37 USD a pop, and they are already built. If you factor in my time to build the rolling base and fabric beds, this is a lot cheaper. I can also pick them up locally at Lowes, so no ordering or shady grow stores. They can hold quite a bit more than my design. My design was for 30-gal of soil, these could do 45-gal (6 cubic feet) of soil and still have a bit of room for my mulch layer. They also fill the room better, leaving me with less empty floor space. I plan to do these like a traditional Soma style bed. The PVC will also allow me to insert a trellis like in my previous design.


          They are going to be a lot harder to move than what I had originally planned. I only really need to move them for maintenance, as I can easily reach everywhere to water with my Chapin concrete sprayer. I tested that out already. These will be sitting directly on the concrete floor which is generally cold, using lava rock on the bottom, like a Soma bed, should give a small layer of insulation. There are no drain holes on these, and there are no drip trays. I was thinking about putting a drain hole on the side like an Earthbox or Hempy bucket. I could then put a tray under that if I happen to water to runoff, which I rarely do in my no-till beds. They wont have the air pruning that I would get with the typical air pot, but I doubt that will matter much in this sized bed, plus fabric pots dry out much faster in the desert.
          You could build or buy some heavy duty dolly's to keep them mobile. We have some at my work that hold a thousand pounds or more.

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            #50
            That's a good idea, I'll see how hard they are to move with the built in wheels first.
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              #51
              My buddy was supposed to be here this weekend to add a 60-amp service. He ended up flaking on me, but I was still able to get the boxes installed, holes drilled, and wire ran.


              Next I wired the three sockets to the flower room on one breaker and the three sockets to the veg room on another breaker. Finally I ran a short run on a third breaker for my driver panel. I need to do something better with the ground wires.


              Flower


              Veg


              Finally, I sealed the holes with fire stop expanding foam. I'm going to give that a day to cure and put the insulation back up.
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                #52
                Finding a particle mask these days is a challenge. Luckily, my dad has me covered. Long sleeve shirt, long pants, gloves, glasses, respirator, and hat. It got hot, but I didnt get itchy. I put back the old insulation and sandwiched the wires between the insulation.


                I then cut out the holes for the electrical boxes, etc. This all went pretty quick because it was already cut.


                I then insulated the east wall. This wall is the side with painted wood paneling on the other side. The insulation already makes it feel more solid.


                And then I insulated the ceiling. I had to staple the ceiling, and of course, I ran out of staples about 2/3 of the way through.


                I left the area with the ducting, this is also where I want to run the electrical service. The main reason for insulating is to reduce the noise, I'm not worried about exhaust noise coming from my vents.
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                  #53
                  I decided on the floor. I will have to do it in two parts, but it should work out well. Time to start scraping the old glue off the floor. Most of it comes up pretty easy, but is quite dusty. I'll be needing the respirator for scraping.
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                    #54
                    I've been preparing the floor for the epoxy coating. Most of the glue from the tile was able to be scraped up dry. I then washed the floor with dawn twice, the rinsed it twice.


                    It came out pretty good. There is still some paint and glue on the floor.


                    I did the same thing to the flower room this side was worse. Lots of glue still stick on the floor under the storage cabinet.


                    More paint and adhesive on this side.


                    So I picked up some paint stripper and some stripper blades. I'll start on this tomorrow, would be nice to get the first half done this weekend.
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                      #55
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                        #56
                        I applied the Rustoleum paint stripper to the floor and let it set for about three hours. I then scraped it up and washed it with dish soap again. A couple more times rinsing it and I think it is about ready for the epoxy. I still have the other side to prep as well.

                        Veg side, before and after.


                        Flower side, before and after.
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                          #57
                          I did a little art project last night. A plano waterproof tackle box, $5 at walmart. Two pieces of craft foam, $2 at Michael's. Travel container for dabs, priceless.
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                            #58
                            Got the first piece of sheetrock on the ceiling and hung my cabinets back up. These were moved from the east wall to the west wall, and will still be above the workbench.


                            Got the doors put back on, but waiting to fill them. I am debating painting them white.


                            I also moved two pieces of the workbench into the flower room. This gives me the next 5'x8' area to prep for the epoxy floor.
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                              #59
                              How are you spreading the rustoleum around? Do you just pour it and let it self level or...?
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                                #60
                                I pour it directly on the floor, then spread it around with an old paintbrush. Let it set for three hours, then scraped it up and cleaned with a paper towel. Finally I washed everything with soap and rinsed well.
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