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  #1  
Old 10-30-2006, 06:14 PM
Michael
 
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Default Anybody using drip irrigation for indoor grow?

I would like to automate the watering cycle. I need instructions on how a drip irrigation system works and what other types of hardware is needed.

Of course I know my plants will use more water as time goes on so I need to be able to control this.

Thanks

Peace

Michael

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  #2  
Old 10-30-2006, 09:29 PM
mike_l_rossREMOVE@REMOVEsbcglobal.net
 
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Default Re: Anybody using drip irrigation for indoor grow?

Michael wrote:

> I would like to automate the watering cycle. I need instructions on how a
> drip irrigation system works and what other types of hardware is needed.
>
> Of course I know my plants will use more water as time goes on so I need
> to be able to control this.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peace
>
> Michael
>
> news:alt.drugs.pot.medical-user = If your server doesn't get it then
> reset your groups, It's there...


You need a pump with timer, and a distribution system which drains back to
your reservoir. Dripper heads will clog. Tubing will clog. I suggest
looking into ebb and flow, it is the most reliable, and it ensures good air
exchange for the roots each cycle.

Oh, and expect a leak. Put down lots of plastic.

-mikey
--


  #3  
Old 10-30-2006, 09:29 PM
mike_l_rossREMOVE@REMOVEsbcglobal.net
 
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Default Re: Anybody using drip irrigation for indoor grow?

Michael wrote:

> I would like to automate the watering cycle. I need instructions on how a
> drip irrigation system works and what other types of hardware is needed.
>
> Of course I know my plants will use more water as time goes on so I need
> to be able to control this.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peace
>
> Michael
>
> news:alt.drugs.pot.medical-user = If your server doesn't get it then
> reset your groups, It's there...


You need a pump with timer, and a distribution system which drains back to
your reservoir. Dripper heads will clog. Tubing will clog. I suggest
looking into ebb and flow, it is the most reliable, and it ensures good air
exchange for the roots each cycle.

Oh, and expect a leak. Put down lots of plastic.

-mikey
--


  #4  
Old 10-30-2006, 09:29 PM
mike_l_rossREMOVE@REMOVEsbcglobal.net
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Anybody using drip irrigation for indoor grow?

Michael wrote:

> I would like to automate the watering cycle. I need instructions on how a
> drip irrigation system works and what other types of hardware is needed.
>
> Of course I know my plants will use more water as time goes on so I need
> to be able to control this.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peace
>
> Michael
>
> news:alt.drugs.pot.medical-user = If your server doesn't get it then
> reset your groups, It's there...


You need a pump with timer, and a distribution system which drains back to
your reservoir. Dripper heads will clog. Tubing will clog. I suggest
looking into ebb and flow, it is the most reliable, and it ensures good air
exchange for the roots each cycle.

Oh, and expect a leak. Put down lots of plastic.

-mikey
--


  #5  
Old 10-30-2006, 11:10 PM
Michael
 
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Default Re: Anybody using drip irrigation for indoor grow?


<mike_l_rossREMOVE@REMOVEsbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:i9u1h.18076$TV3.13964@newssvr21.news.prodigy. com...
> Michael wrote:
>
>> I would like to automate the watering cycle. I need instructions on
>> how a
>> drip irrigation system works and what other types of hardware is
>> needed.
>>
>> Of course I know my plants will use more water as time goes on so I
>> need
>> to be able to control this.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Peace
>>
>> Michael

>
> You need a pump with timer, and a distribution system which drains
> back to
> your reservoir. Dripper heads will clog. Tubing will clog. I
> suggest
> looking into ebb and flow, it is the most reliable, and it ensures
> good air
> exchange for the roots each cycle.
>
> Oh, and expect a leak. Put down lots of plastic.
>
> -mikey
> --

I know the parts list, thank you. Looking more for the how and why.
Anyone using one? Even if it's out doors for a vegetable garden or
flowers along the house.

Peace

Michael



  #6  
Old 10-30-2006, 11:10 PM
Michael
 
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Default Re: Anybody using drip irrigation for indoor grow?


<mike_l_rossREMOVE@REMOVEsbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:i9u1h.18076$TV3.13964@newssvr21.news.prodigy. com...
> Michael wrote:
>
>> I would like to automate the watering cycle. I need instructions on
>> how a
>> drip irrigation system works and what other types of hardware is
>> needed.
>>
>> Of course I know my plants will use more water as time goes on so I
>> need
>> to be able to control this.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Peace
>>
>> Michael

>
> You need a pump with timer, and a distribution system which drains
> back to
> your reservoir. Dripper heads will clog. Tubing will clog. I
> suggest
> looking into ebb and flow, it is the most reliable, and it ensures
> good air
> exchange for the roots each cycle.
>
> Oh, and expect a leak. Put down lots of plastic.
>
> -mikey
> --

I know the parts list, thank you. Looking more for the how and why.
Anyone using one? Even if it's out doors for a vegetable garden or
flowers along the house.

Peace

Michael



  #7  
Old 10-30-2006, 11:10 PM
Michael
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Anybody using drip irrigation for indoor grow?


<mike_l_rossREMOVE@REMOVEsbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:i9u1h.18076$TV3.13964@newssvr21.news.prodigy. com...
> Michael wrote:
>
>> I would like to automate the watering cycle. I need instructions on
>> how a
>> drip irrigation system works and what other types of hardware is
>> needed.
>>
>> Of course I know my plants will use more water as time goes on so I
>> need
>> to be able to control this.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Peace
>>
>> Michael

>
> You need a pump with timer, and a distribution system which drains
> back to
> your reservoir. Dripper heads will clog. Tubing will clog. I
> suggest
> looking into ebb and flow, it is the most reliable, and it ensures
> good air
> exchange for the roots each cycle.
>
> Oh, and expect a leak. Put down lots of plastic.
>
> -mikey
> --

I know the parts list, thank you. Looking more for the how and why.
Anyone using one? Even if it's out doors for a vegetable garden or
flowers along the house.

Peace

Michael



  #8  
Old 10-31-2006, 02:16 AM
Captain Spaulding
 
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Default Re: Anybody using drip irrigation for indoor grow?

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 18:14:32 GMT, "Michael" <mmj_user@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>I would like to automate the watering cycle. I need instructions on how a drip irrigation system works and what other types of hardware is needed.
>
>Of course I know my plants will use more water as time goes on so I need to be able to control this.
>
>Thanks
>
>Peace
>
>Michael
>
>news:alt.drugs.pot.medical-user = If your server doesn't get it then reset your groups, It's there...


What are you growing in? Dirt? Rockwool?

Drip emitters have flow rates that presuppose a certain line
pressure. Will you be plumbing directly into a domestic supply or will
you use a submersible pump in a reservoir to get the required
pressure?

I've seen pictures of indoor grows using drip systems feeding
plants in rockwool and it always looked like a maintenance nightmare
to me. Add in the increased opportunities for leaks from all the
connections and it doesn't seem practical.

I have never considered doing it. E&F is the way to go indoors.
That or a "Hydrofarm" type of setup that uses an air pump and a drip
ring, those are a type of "drip irrigation" and work very well for
mothers.

Capt. Spaulding

Am I just paranoid?
Or am I just stoned?
  #9  
Old 10-31-2006, 02:16 AM
Captain Spaulding
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Anybody using drip irrigation for indoor grow?

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 18:14:32 GMT, "Michael" <mmj_user@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>I would like to automate the watering cycle. I need instructions on how a drip irrigation system works and what other types of hardware is needed.
>
>Of course I know my plants will use more water as time goes on so I need to be able to control this.
>
>Thanks
>
>Peace
>
>Michael
>
>news:alt.drugs.pot.medical-user = If your server doesn't get it then reset your groups, It's there...


What are you growing in? Dirt? Rockwool?

Drip emitters have flow rates that presuppose a certain line
pressure. Will you be plumbing directly into a domestic supply or will
you use a submersible pump in a reservoir to get the required
pressure?

I've seen pictures of indoor grows using drip systems feeding
plants in rockwool and it always looked like a maintenance nightmare
to me. Add in the increased opportunities for leaks from all the
connections and it doesn't seem practical.

I have never considered doing it. E&F is the way to go indoors.
That or a "Hydrofarm" type of setup that uses an air pump and a drip
ring, those are a type of "drip irrigation" and work very well for
mothers.

Capt. Spaulding

Am I just paranoid?
Or am I just stoned?
  #10  
Old 10-31-2006, 02:16 AM
Captain Spaulding
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Anybody using drip irrigation for indoor grow?

On Mon, 30 Oct 2006 18:14:32 GMT, "Michael" <mmj_user@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>I would like to automate the watering cycle. I need instructions on how a drip irrigation system works and what other types of hardware is needed.
>
>Of course I know my plants will use more water as time goes on so I need to be able to control this.
>
>Thanks
>
>Peace
>
>Michael
>
>news:alt.drugs.pot.medical-user = If your server doesn't get it then reset your groups, It's there...


What are you growing in? Dirt? Rockwool?

Drip emitters have flow rates that presuppose a certain line
pressure. Will you be plumbing directly into a domestic supply or will
you use a submersible pump in a reservoir to get the required
pressure?

I've seen pictures of indoor grows using drip systems feeding
plants in rockwool and it always looked like a maintenance nightmare
to me. Add in the increased opportunities for leaks from all the
connections and it doesn't seem practical.

I have never considered doing it. E&F is the way to go indoors.
That or a "Hydrofarm" type of setup that uses an air pump and a drip
ring, those are a type of "drip irrigation" and work very well for
mothers.

Capt. Spaulding

Am I just paranoid?
Or am I just stoned?
 




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