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    Nepenthes Specialist nepenthes gracilis's Avatar
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    Hey all, in my greenhouse humidity is decent (lowest about 40%) and I was wondering what would work to keep humidity high in my greenhouse (30ft long by 15ft wide) besides a misting system for it, I couldn't use one anyways b/c water is too expensive. Thanks!

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    however you do it is gonna take alot of water. I collect water that runs off my barns roof. You can just water down the whole green house(on the plants, floor, and benches) and let the sun evaporate it though it will evaporate it quickly. I have heard of someone collect ing rainwater in a big container and pupping it into a misting system. Remember warm air holds more water.

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    What type of water are you saying is way to expensive, R/O or tap. You can raise the humidity with tap water using a method other than misting. A few cool mist humidifiers would work but still release some chemicals, warm mist humidifiers would release something closer to distilled water but more off a pain in the ace. The easiest method is to buy a $170 R/O filter from home depot and put a misting system on it, and it will also supply all your water needs without waiting for rain.

    It doesn't take much water to keep the humidity high, what you use to take a shower will keep your green house humid for a week.

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    I make cheap ponds useing the 6 mil that home depot sells that really keeps my humidity nice and high in side my green house and gives off heat at night time.


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    Joe it will expensive b/c 1: it is winter and I cannot hook up water anyhow. 2: the service is expensive, not the usage bill.

    Virus, Tony was telling me that may be the way to go, it cheap and econominal. Just need to get a pump and a mister system. It would be easy to do too, just a plastic trash can, pump in bottom conected to misters placed around the greenhouse, turn it on for a qucik balst and your set. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    West, how big are the ponds in your greenhouse?

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    Nep g. How about a small fountain at one end. The water cascading over the rocks will evaporate for humidity and you could junglify (new word I just made up) it with CPs placed in the nooks and cranies. There may be pump kits available at your local DIY store. Any who just a thought.

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    I know you have the Savage Garden and it mentions some ways to humidify a greenhouse.

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    Hey all here's an update on the situation.

    I got thinking perhaps my humidifier (with the rotating disk thingie) puts out mist but not enough perhaps. SO i filled up a 5 gallon pail with water palced the top half o the unit on top and turned it on......mist flew all around so I was quite impressed with the tremedous amount it put out in the air, so I moved the bucket in front fo my heater (as the heated air is like 10-30% humidity) and now when the heater runs, it will blow the heated air through the humidifier mist and make warm humid air in result. Pretty good idea? I thought it was and so far it shows good results with lowls only int he 60% range now! The humidity is improving! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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