Originally Posted by Oysters
Just catching up on your new project. My take aways so far are:
1. You're why Sears is going broke.
2. No master controller? You may be reaching that stage in life where separate remotes for the TV and the sound system are just easier to deal with.
3. The idea of a large plant population, all in various life stages, each requiring a somewhat different bite of the apple thus equalizing your solution through their own self-interest is great.
I did notice the centrifugal humidifier in one of the pictures. You mentioned in another post a while ago you were going to get one. Now that you've had it for a while, how do you like it?
hey buddy! i've got 3 of the sears 25k btu units in my 10 light veg room and 4 of them in my 16 light flower room. i run the fans on high all the time. you know i'm going to wear them slap out! that makes 175,000 btu of cooling for about 5500 bucks. i like the redundancy of multiple units. 2 of the 3 in veg will offset the 10 lights there and 3 of the 4 in flower will offset the 16 there.
i have owned and used several brands of master controllers before and when a single function breaks the whole unit is worthless. i've got 2 pos titans sitting around somewhere that are paper weights. i prefer dedicated devices.
the ac's have fairly sophisticated digital controls. my co2 is controlled by digital co2 controllers. i've got the humidifier running off a titan eos-1, my 240v forced air heater is controlled by a thermostat on the wall. my 240v lights are switched with relays fired by 120v digital timers. all very simple and reliable.
the ac's are set at 78f so when the lights come on the room temps are 80-84f. the heater is set to come on at 75f.
hey, here is a neat little digital co2 controller.
i got mine for about $250.
but you are right about wanting simple shit as you age! i just got my first smart phone 17 years into the century. i'm at the point where i instinctively look at my pill dispenser to see what day of the week it is.
the humidifier works great but it still puts fine white powder from the water all over everything in the room. i have decided to ignore it. now that the glass is back on the lights we can just use a windshield squeegee once a week to keep them in decent shape.
nice hearing from you! later!