Tag: At

Easily Grow Cannabis at Home: Wiring your Greenhouse

Hello and welcome back to the GreenBox GrownIntro Series to Growing Cannabis at Home.

  In this video I explain the best way to setup your greenhouse so it uses as little electricity as possible and saves you a ton of money onyour electric bill!  I also show you how to set up your power cordsso you don’t overload any of the circuits in your house or blow any fuses.

 Here is a good shot of the power cords coming out of my greenhouse and running to the housewhere they are plugged in.

  I have to mostly use the outlets inside myhouse because we only have a couple outside.

 Here we are in the greenhouse and you can see I have 2 LED grow lights as well as 2fans and a heater towards the back.

  It is always a good Idea to hang the connectionsof your power cords so they are off the ground.

  This prevents them from getting wet, whichcould cause them to short.

  Here are the fans we have on each side andthen the heater is down there.

   This greenhouse actually uses a minimal amount of electricity because we are runningLED lights, which are only on for a couple of hours per day and use a fraction of thepower most grow lights require.

  The heater is definitely the largest sourceof power consumption, which is why I always run mine on a separate circuit from everythingelse.

  The fans in this grow room are also very powerefficient and barley use any electricity.

 This is a shot of the greenhouse from my balcony out back and here are the power cords runningup to my house and inside.

  I have a ton of other cords up here, whichare coming from my other greenhouses.

  Since I have a decent amount of equipmentto power, it is especially important I spread the cords out through out the house and don’tload them all up on one circuit.

  If you do that you can easily blow a fuseor mess up the electrical wiring in your house.

 Here we are at one of the outlets I am using inside.

  This power cord is hooked up to the heaterand 2 fans in my greenhouse down below which is plenty for this one circuit.

 The best way to decide on how many appliances you can hook up to each circuit is based onthe total amount of amps they draw.

  Each circuit in the average house can hold15 amps of total pull, so once you’ve reached that limit you should move on to the nextcircuit.

  It’s also a good idea to stay a little belowthat limit of 15 amps so nothing overheats.

  On average a fan will draw an amp or 2, andthe LEDS I am using pull 3 amps each.

 As you probably already know, the more amps you are using to power your grow, the higheryour electricity bill will be each month.

  That is why I always buy energy efficientproducts, which use a fraction of the electricity, and will cut your monthly power usage in halfor even more.

   Before I had energy efficient fans and equipment,my electricity bill had almost doubled from my cannabis grow.

  But once I switched over, it was just slightlyabove what I was paying before I started growing.

   You can always check the box the product came in to see what the amp rating is.

  Heaters are what draw the most power, andthe average 1200-watt heater pulls around 12.

5 amps.

  That’s why I recommend having a heater onit’s own circuit with maybe 1 or 2 fans on it.

   Now that you have a good grasp on how to properlypower your growing appliances, you are ready to move on to the next intro to growing video.

     That is all I have for now, but as alwaysthank you for watching and happy growing.

Source: Youtube

How To Build A Greenhouse – D.I.Y. At Bunnings

A greenhouse doesn't have to be bucketloadsof cash.

We're gonna make a simple one that you canmove around, and it's gonna have plenty of room in it for all your plants.

We're gonna take your garden area from this.

Tothis.

The good thing about a greenhouse is it cankeep you gardening all year around.

I'm gonna show you how to make a real easyone today.

These are all the tools and equipment thatwe're gonna need to build our greenhouse.

Just a few frames, a little bit of plastic.

If you're a keen gardener, you're gonna wantone of these.

I've got all of my timber pre-cut at Bunnings,and I've sectioned off and labeled all of my different components to make the buildeasy.

To make the base, get the hardwood sleepers,pre-drill and screw together with bugle screws.

To make the base for the floor, we are nowgonna add our timber, down to the bottom, leaving it flush on the floor.

That way you're gonna get a nice clean fit.

Once you have your framing, you can add joistsfor extra support.

This is going to provide the base for theflooring.

Now we have our sub-floor installed.

It's now time to flip it over and put on thecasters.

Use bugle screws.

There's no need to pre-drill, but make sureyou put the wheels with the stoppers on opposing corners.

To lay your floor, put your timber in ribside down, and layer that thirty-odd spacing to still allow for draining.

To make your frame, make the outer frame first,using the framing gun.

I know how big I want my door, so now I justhave to measure and put in my stud work.

Make sure you put in the second brace to allowfor the hinges.

So, that's our front frame made.

Now, let's go and make the door.

Make sure your noggins are flush to the frontof the door to attach your hinges.

To build this side, make a frame and put astud in the middle.

Repeat the process for the other two frames.

Once you've built your framework, it's timeto put the plastic on.

Wrap your frames in plastic, and fix it off.

Make sure you're wearing gloves, and makesure you attach the plastic to the inside of the frame so it looks nice from the outside.

So now we have all of our sides and our frontwrapped.

It's now time to attach the hinges.

Screw the hinges down to the side joists,and attach your pad bolt to the front.

Now the frame's almost finished.

Attach the frame to the base using bugle screws.

It's a little bit tricky, so you might needan extra pair of hands.

To affix the battens to your roof, arrangethem in descending sizes, so you get run-off on the back.

Transfer your measurements from your greenhouseonto some polycarbonate roofing, mark that with a bit of masking tape, and cut to size.

I'm using a metal blade on a medium settingon a jigsaw to allow for a clean cut.

I have measured mine out with a little bitof overhang at the front and at the back to allow rain to fall off.

The last thing we have to do is to attachour roof to our greenhouse.

We're gonna use some roofing screws to dothat.

Attach your screws into the crest of the corrogate.

You only need to do this every second one.

So, there you have it.

A fantastic little greenhouse.

Let's go and find a place for it in the backyard.

So, we have created our own nice, warm environmentfor all of our plants, turning your garden from this.

To this.

Singers: Bunnings Warehouse.

Source: Youtube