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6'x8' snap n grow with new swamp cooler

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Orchidbyte, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Orchidbyte

    Orchidbyte Active Member

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    north of Los Angeles. Ca,
    Have had this 8'x6' Snap n grow for about 5 years now and the only way I could cool it in summer was several fans and a mister system, they helped but I still lost plants do to heat stress. I started.looking on CL a few weeks ago and I found a very new unit for a very low price, had to buy it.
    Outside temperature is 99f and RH is about 25%, inside GH with cooler, 87f and RH 68%, nice.
    I have cooler on low cool and that setting works great just the right amount of air flow. If I turn it up to high It literally will blow the doors open. The nicest thing now is that I can walk in without having to move fans out of way, I can go in anytime I want, so cool.
    I mounted a fan a long time ago to ceiling to act as a way to draw air up and to force some hot air out, that fan is the only one I use.
    I have cooler and fan on two temperature. Controllers
    Let me know what you think.
    Here is a YouTube link to a short video

  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    Your plants are going to be so happy. That's great.
  3. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc Member

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    St. Louis, MO
    That's wonderful! Have fun with it!
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Redding, California, USA
    With the shade house and the greenhouse you have a great grow space.