User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 5 of 9 FirstFirst 123456789 LastLast
Results 33 to 40 of 66

Thread: Energy Crisis

  1. #33
    mass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    8,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well then, let me add a chapter to your prematurely ended story..

    I don't care about common run of the mill CP's. They don't turn my crank, so to speak.
    I'm in love with the more "high-end" aspect of the hobby.
    So, if I can't meet their needs and grow them happily, then I won't grow them at all.
    Thus, bringing my CP addiction to an end.
    Unlike you, I don't see the beauty in the basics. Everyone knows I hate N. ventricosa and S. minor.
    Call me shallow..

    Why are we even having this conversation?
    What does any of this have to do with MY collection, and their specific needs?

    And for the record, I'm not here complaining. I'm here asking for advice and tips on growing MY collection in a more cost efficient manner.
    Last edited by mass; 06-28-2012 at 10:39 AM.

  2. #34
    I am a CPaholic... DJ57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Near Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    1,712
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Way to go dude, kick someone when they are down...but thanx for the heads up on your character.

    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    hmmm..I have been happily addicted to CP's for nearly 20 years, and haven't spent a penny for light, heating or cooling in all that time!

    Scot

  3. #35
    Never Knows Best gill_za's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Philadephia, PA
    Posts
    996
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Scot,

    I'm a noob here, and the info you posted was a lot of times helpful (like your site for example gave me the foundation for my own dormancy setup). Saying this I want to tell you that I do respect your expertise and knowledge! However, perhaps if you revisit some of your posts you will see that they are not always "smooth" so to speak Internet is not good at convening emotions thus it is always good to give posts a benefit of a doubt, but still...

  4. #36
    mass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    8,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ~with the intent to completely change the subject~

    Mach & Kyle:
    The house AC only get's down to mid 70*s during the day.
    With the lights and everything out during the day, (artificial night) temps aren't getting low enough.
    So even switching to having everything off in the day, or not using the AC to lower the temps at night.. both scenario's only turn it into a perfect LL setup.
    Just not enough to cool it into the 60*s without AC.

    Something Chezilla said stuck with me..

    Quote Originally Posted by chezilla View Post
    I am not sure how big of an area you need to cool.
    I have cut the collection in half, so the space doesn't need to be as large anymore.
    Thinking I could downsize the grow space a bit.
    This is the time when Michael's setup popped into my head. Put one of those together, and move the GH outside for the other stuff.
    Wonder if a smaller setup would cause smaller bills.
    duh.. real brain buster.

  5. #37
    kulamauiman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Kula, Maui USA
    Posts
    1,921
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    indeed. many of the plants you were playing around with were more intermediate-HL than ultra HL. Might be able to put all the ones that want super cool conditions in a smaller space or something that might be able to be cooled with less power.

    Guessing form the pics of the house that I remembered you had a post home on a slab or post and pier foundation and no cellar/basement?

    wonder if you could trench a pipline into your yard deep enough that the soil temp will be significantly lower and have it circulated and or pumped into the house/greenhouse to a radiator with fan. I seem to remember some one doing something similar in florida to grow corals in a outdoor greenhouse to prevent them from overheating.

  6. #38
    Kyle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Fort Collins, CO
    Posts
    907
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you want to get the benefits of utilizing your central AC during the day, when the lights are on (like I do), you need to route the air STRAIGHT from one of your house's vents into the GH. That way, when the AC kicks on, it blows straight into the GH, and that air is downright cold. Again, though, it's getting into the triple digits here, so I am probably running the AC more than you during the day. Could always make a super ghetto air conditioner like I did back in the day...



    Pump ice water through the copper tubing.

  7. #39
    scottychaos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Western New York, USA
    Posts
    2,970
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DJ57 View Post
    Way to go dude, kick someone when they are down...but thanx for the heads up on your character.
    There was no kick..
    simply a comment on an alternate way to enjoy the hobby, and solve the problem being discussed.

    So then I get a very rude and snotty reply to a simple post, and *im* the bad guy?
    I think that says more about your character than mine, if that's the way you see it.

    "I reject your reality and substitute my own"..

    Scot

  8. #40
    mass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    8,144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    That way, when the AC kicks on, it blows straight into the GH, and that air is downright cold.
    This may actually work out. Just gotta pull up the protective floor coverings and try to find the vents in the den.

    Quote Originally Posted by kulamauiman View Post
    indeed. many of the plants you were playing around with were more intermediate-HL than ultra HL.
    You are correct. Daytime temps (with no AC, just fans) is maxing out near 78*. None of the neps mind.. just gives them a larger temp difference from day to night.
    And you were close, it's a crawl space. And I mean CRAWL! Not sure what the temps are like down there. I don't really fit..
    The digging around out back isn't really an option. If I weren't too disabled to dig, I'd have bog city out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    "I reject your reality and substitute my own"..

    Scot
    This is exactly what you're suggesting to me.
    "Give up growing your collection, and do what I do."

    How does that help in anyway? I don't want to grow basic North American plants.
    What part of this do you not understand?
    I'm not looking to change what I'm growing.
    I'm looking to change how I'm growing MY COLLECTION. Not yours, mine..

    I don't care about your responses.
    I don't care about your opinions.
    I just don't care..
    Let it go, push on, have a nice day.
    OH, and don't dig into my friends in my thread. That's just asking for it.
    Last edited by mass; 06-28-2012 at 04:21 PM.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •