Empty room, need assistance on how to build!

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Room Dimensions:
13ft x 11ft (9ft ceilings)

Room Details:
Has an egress window
Has a 1 ton mini split installed

Lights:
Gavita 1700e (x4)


I originally had a tent in this room and was exhausting out from the tent into the rest of my basement. This caused heat issues since it made my entire basement hot, so the intake was just bringing in more warm air. I would like to utilize this egress window somehow to exhaust outdoors. I am seeking advice on how to best do that? Or if theres any other way, as long as it's not exhausting inside my home.

I am contemplating between painting my walls or using something like mylar. Any best practices in this area?

Have 4 of the gavita led's and was thinking of adding 2 more, 4 lights seems like too little of a footprint and 6 lights seems like too much. My room is 13x11, any thoughts here?

Thank you.
 
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PpmOver9000

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I know... the window ac installation was super bad by me haha (duct table and Styrofoam for the win!) Couldn't find any window ac units that fit sliding windows at the time, but this will be removed since I just had the mini split installed.

So if giving advice on how to exhaust; just pretend that ac isnt there. Im mostly asking how to exhaust air tight on a sliding window. (also how to block light with something better than trash bags lol)
 
lvstealth

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i know nothing about exhausting out a window except my method of rigging it and using an old piece you put in the window and shut it on it. lots of tape and cardboard! you dont want that!

but the blackout thing, i can help maybe!


this works great, probably any of them that say total blackout. and some use an adhesive, but this is a cling type.
 
Billymgb

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They make tint for the window, As for venting outside looks easy. When the ac is out cut a piece of plywood say 10-12 inches wide the hight of window. then cut a 4 inch or 6 inch depends on your exhaust tube, hole in plywood and bang your done. good luck bro'
 
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They make tint for the window, As for venting outside looks easy. When the ac is out cut a piece of plywood say 10-12 inches wide the hight of window. then cut a 4 inch or 6 inch depends on your exhaust tube, hole in plywood and bang your done. good luck bro'
Ahh seems like such an obvious solution! Thank you. How would I get the piece of plywood to be attached to the window? Would I cut a piece of plywood slightly shorter than the windows opening then just shut the window on it?
 
Ponky

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How many circuits? Average ambient air temperature outside that window? How much does smell and sound matter? Do you care about the flooring?
 
lvstealth

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this is what you need. you can make it out of plywood, but it is pretty cheap just to order it

 
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this is what you need. you can make it out of plywood, but it is pretty cheap just to order it

fantastic, exactly the type of thing i was looking for. i guess now i need to find one that fits the dimensions of my window
 
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Make sure the wood you use can deal with the outside humidity/rain/etc also put some screen over your exhaust hole so nothing can climb back in. Nice room, you should be able to yield quite a bit in there.

Youll need a nice size veg area now lol
 
lvstealth

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it slides in and out and has an extra piece for a really wide window. fits most anything
 
HaveApuff

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I built this custom 6" inlet and outlet for my basement casement window and incorporated the screen for the window to help with any larger insects. I needed a place to use a dual port AC to draw and vent, which also incorporated an extra dedicated electrical line to this general area for the AC to have its own source of power. Anyway, I used 6" piping and also incorporated 6" baffles which allows me to "Y" off with more baffles, and allows me to vent this room to the outside should I need to, but it is mainly a closed grow space. Anyway, I hope the pictures give you an idea of how I made it work through a window....similar in location in relation to the wall and window👍
 
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PpmOver9000

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I built this custom 6" inlet and outlet for my basement casement window and incorporated the screen for the window to help with any larger insects. I needed a place to use a dual port AC to draw and vent, which also incorporated an extra dedicated electrical line to this general area for the AC to have its own source of power. Anyway, I used 6" piping and also incorporated 6" baffles which allows me to "Y" off with more baffles, and allows me to vent this room to the outside should I need to, but it is mainly a closed grow space. Anyway, I hope the pictures give you an idea of how I made it work through a window....similar in location in relation to the wall and window👍
this is fantastic, might have to copy this exactly. Excited to show off the new room when its finished..
 
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I built this custom 6" inlet and outlet for my basement casement window and incorporated the screen for the window to help with any larger insects. I needed a place to use a dual port AC to draw and vent, which also incorporated an extra dedicated electrical line to this general area for the AC to have its own source of power. Anyway, I used 6" piping and also incorporated 6" baffles which allows me to "Y" off with more baffles, and allows me to vent this room to the outside should I need to, but it is mainly a closed grow space. Anyway, I hope the pictures give you an idea of how I made it work through a window....similar in location in relation to the wall and window👍
this is excellent. gonna have to borrow the idea and see about making it a bit more stealth since where i grow shares a street facing window and having the ducting showing like that would raise suspicions for sure.
 
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If I was going to go more stealthy, except for the screen, I would spray paint everything black, including inside the intake and exhaust so that looking at it from a distance looked like it was just a window to a room with the lights off, as if looking at it from the outside....😉 I have a private back garden and since it is now legal to grow your own in Canada, I'm not so concerned anymore 👍😊
 

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