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    Help me choose between 2 leds please

    Here's my 2 cents worth. I needed to make the change to LED. I tried to years ago when the era of "blurples" was upon us. I spent a lot of green on some pretty lights. Buts that about it. Fast forward to about a year ago. I REALLY began researching LED's. Specifically one that could TRULY...
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    Quantum Board Opinions

    I spent quite a bit of time researching LED's when the decision was made to scrap HPS lighting because of cost of operation, heat, ect. I built a few COB lights and then seen my first LM-301b diodes in action. Matter of fact, it was a Quantum board that prompted me to purchase a PAR meter. Once...
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    The Happy Company's Ground Up Commercial Grow

    It was brought to my attention the need for "food grade containers", which led me to a lot of research, and here is what I found. First off, I took a black 5 gallon bucket designed to grow in from a grow shop and checked the bottom of the bucket. It was stamped with a #2. I then looked at the...
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    The Happy Company's Ground Up Commercial Grow

    Point taken on the Lowes buckets, and constructive criticism is welcomed! Researching an alternative, and thanks for taking the time to chime in! The R.O. will have to work, at least for the next few grows (and yes, it IS a money thing at this stage). It does however put out it's rated volume...
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    The Happy Company's Ground Up Commercial Grow

    Remember I mentioned having to re-do the verticle/horizontally loaded pulley? Here is what I had to do. This reinforced and secured the pull from the horizontal cable.
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    The Happy Company's Ground Up Commercial Grow

    Another major milestone we needed to address was how to raise and lower our lighting in a cramped room, and do it without having to dread the task. Anyone who has grown in anything larger than a tent can appreciate this. Anyway, I needed to be able to control an entire row of lighting...
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    The Happy Company's Ground Up Commercial Grow

    Here's a closer view of what's going on. There is a distribution manifold on the backside of the left wall that carries R.O. to each room Each grow room had the walls sealed and treated before Panda film was installed on the walls. The baseboards were then sealed before waterproof molding...
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    The Happy Company's Ground Up Commercial Grow

    The overhead elctrical outlets are all 220 volt, and controlled by a DIY lighting controller that offers staged lighting. We wanted to find ways to conserve on electrical requirements anywhere we could. This room and the room right behind it have the lighting both operated on the same circuit...
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    The Happy Company's Ground Up Commercial Grow

    Even though we brought a crew in to put the building up quickly, we had to plan what was going on under the slab, which is a lot really. For one, I'm too old to be hauling buckets around, and I wanted to be able to provide quality R.O. water to each of our rooms, and do it under enough volume...
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    New Commercial Grower In Oklahoma

    Just a quick shout out to a community I have been lurking in for years. I figured it was time to find a home to share our combined 50 plus years of operating incognito over the years and go public. I hope to learn a LOT from the experts and I'm ALWAYS open to constructive criticism. Our company...
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    32 Light DIY Flip-Box

    I needed a lighting control solution that could operate two rooms, each with 32 lights. Here is my solution. I began with a cheap breaker box and gutted it. I then outfitted it with 24 volt bullhorn DPDT relays, a 115/ 24 volt transformer and a time delay relay Here's a close up of the...
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    The Happy Company's Ground Up Commercial Grow

    For the last year we have been busy trying to make this Oklahoma dream come true, and it's about time to begin to document this endeavor. the most problematic It was decided early on that this was to be our retirement, so we planned accordingly. The first decision was whether to rent or...
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    The Happy Company's Ground Up Commercial Grow

    For the last year we have been busy trying to make this Oklahoma dream come true, and it's about time to begin to document this endeavor. the most problematic It was decided early on that this was to be our retirement, so we planned accordingly. The first decision was whether to rent or...
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