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SincerelyPineapple
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Hello everyone, 

 

I just recently decided to take my medicine into my own hands as the price for quality extracts around me is just out of hand. My medical license allows me 6 seedlings 6 veg and 6 mature plants. I will also be caregiver for one of my family members increasing the amount I can have.

 

The room is required to have a locked door with only patients able to access.

 

With that in mind I decided to build out a grow room in the basement. I put up 2" inch foam board and my framing I'm getting ready to rough in the electric. Rooms dimensions are just under 16' x 21' ft so 14x20 by the time all the drywall up is up. I have a dryer exhaust vent the runs through the joist in the room and had planned to just connect my carbon and exhaust there. I could also use the exhaust out the ceiling for the natural gas but it will be a bit more work. 

 

Would ceiling or out the dryer vent be a better idea?

Should I leave some kind of intake hole or do you think passive under the door will be enough?

Also led recommendations would be appreciated thanks 👍

Here are some pic of my progress

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Posted : December 1, 2022 6:04 am
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Posted by: @sincerelypineapple

Would ceiling or out the dryer vent be a better idea?

Any thing that gets the air out of the room should be fine Smile

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Should I leave some kind of intake hole or do you think passive under the door will be enough?

Not sure about this mate, more air intake would be better TBF, so some kind of active intake would be best i think

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Also led recommendations would be appreciated thanks 👍

Anything HLG would be good mate, but we would need to know the over all footprint after you have built the room to decide what model would be best.

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Here are some pic of my progress

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Links out side the forum are automatically removed, you can upload pics directly to the site though Smile

 

 


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Posted : December 1, 2022 10:09 am
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I have been looking at the hlg as I am a bit of a buy it for life kinda guy. I wanted to section off the room into 3 ways to that I could keep something in each stage as I have no idea how much I'll pull per plant 

I pretty much only smoke concentrates so my real goal is so be able to make a live rosin as typically I can even afford something that special. I'd say we both smoke 2-3 grams a week. 

Does that give a better idea of the  allover footprint I would just like to get some ideas now while my electric and stuff is easy to move or adjust

 
Posted : December 1, 2022 1:38 pm
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@sincerelypineapple, Welcome to Percy's man, nice room. My 2 cents is build and drywall the room then use tents inside the room to section off grow areas. It's much easier to control the environment in a tent then an entire room. You will need air intake, if you blow air out of the room it has to suck in from somewhere, kitchen exhaust hood, bathroom exhaust fans, drier exhaust fan, fireplace... it depends on how much you exhaust outside. If you have a window in there that would be great to work with. But I would contain the moisture inside the tents and not in the room where it will migrate out and to be able to dry a tent out and not the entire room is also a plus. This might be best at first before you start making more permanent rooms. Just my thoughts, good luck man.

 
Posted : December 1, 2022 2:16 pm
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@macky, @woodi2 my plan was just to make some section I'll probably start with a single 4x4 as that probably about all the light I can afford. I didn't have plans to actually make construct walls for sectioning off the room. I was just going to use 6mm plastic sheeting and probably some pvc to create light speration. 

Any recommendations on which hlg light I been looking at the 700 respec fr.

 
Posted : December 1, 2022 2:29 pm
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Does anyone have general suggestions for strains or techniques that's might apply to a person who mostly consumes extract.

 

My real goal is to produce fresh frozen live rosin for myself. Do I need to just plan to need to go the high yield route with some kind of hydro setup. I can have up to 12 mature plant at a time. I am home with the kid all the time so I believe I have the ability to put in the time needed for anything.

I am just a bit paralyzed by information 

I also don't want to learn all everything about soil to have a few run decide I need to abandon to chase yields.

 
Posted : December 3, 2022 9:31 pm
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@sincerelypineapple, coco would be the way to go, least investment required and more forgiving, but learning any form of growing isn't going to happen over night as you said. Coco will give you the most product for the input and effort, and takes a couple grows to get settled. Luckily for you there are some prime coco growers here and some great info to if this is what you decide to do. One thing about growing cannabis is don't get in a hurry, you can't rush it and it takes time, it will teach you patients even if your Gandhi. lol Good luck man.

 
Posted : December 3, 2022 10:48 pm
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@sincerelypineapple extracts will eat through material, if you are getting excellent returns you can expect 25-30% return from a press, so very best scenario your looking at 1/4 ounce rosin from an ounce of fresh flower. If making hash and then pressing the hash you will then chew through more product again but have the luxury of using the trim and larf for washing too. 

My recommendation would be to run a perpetual harvest. So start with say 4 plants get them through 4 weeks and then start 4 more, let the next lot go 4 weeks and start the last 4. Ideally you will have 3 lots of 4 plants at 4 weeks apart. Then you aim to harvest and start another round at the same time, keeping your tent in a perpetual cycle of harvest every 4 weeks roughly. This way you can gauge how your travelling and will be able to slow the run down or change up how many you need to harvest each time to keep you infront. Ideally you would want 2 tents if running photos but autos you could run this cycle in the same tent without too much issue. 

This will give you 2 bonuses, one is that your never more than 4-6weeks from a harvest and never going over your plant count. And if something goes sideways on one set you haven't lost the entire 12 plants. A few growers here run perpetual myself included, over time you learn how to time your runs so you will never be short and keep yourself infront of the curve so to speak. I mainly run autos but perpetual can work very well for both photos and autos. 

Another option would be to run a number of photoperiod plants and fill the excess space with autos to make up your plant count. Most autos will run anywhere from 10-16 weeks from seed most falling on harvest around 12 weeks from seed, so again gives you another option and a faster turnover while waiting on the photo periods to finish their flower cycle. 

I feel like a, like a slice of butter... melting on top of a big-ol' pile of flapjacks... yeah.

 
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As @woodi2 mentioned coco is a good starting point if you want yields without going into deep water culture territory. Coco is the middle ground between soiless mediums and soil. One thing with coco though is that it means you will need to be feeding them every day, in flower this can get up to 3 feeds a day. I usually suggest that new growers work out how much time they have to give to the grow. With coco put aside at least an hour twice a day for a beginner, this covers filling feed buckets, mixing nutrients, clearing waste and overall plant training and maintenance. If you can't dedicate that amount of time to the grow for at least 3-6months every day then I would suggest soil. Soil is going to be your least intensive grow medium to care for once you have prepared it, it will usually be just a simple water and the occasional feed/topdressing, which is far less work over the grow than a coco or hydro setup. All that being said your biggest factors for large yields are going to be training, light and feed frequency. The more feed heavy mediums like coco and dwc will generally net you higher yields faster. Utilising things like low stress training etc will also help to increase yields.

I feel like a, like a slice of butter... melting on top of a big-ol' pile of flapjacks... yeah.

 
Posted : December 3, 2022 11:05 pm
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This all makes sense to me I have a care patient so I can have a max of 12 in flower 12 in veg and 12 so your 3 section setup was what I was planning on one devoted to photos the other 2 devoted to autos so I can have some consistency while I figure out what I am doing.

Im a stay at home dad so I don't mind checking on them multiple times a day. Honestly I am hoping this all will save me some money so I can be stay at home a bit longer.

 

 
Posted : December 4, 2022 1:54 am
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