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PCaddict

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Well I ran into problems hanging the light the hanging cables are way too long so I am looking for suggestions I also had to put the driver on top because the power cord to the driver isn't long enough to plug in on the same surg protector the timer is on. I can live with that but I have to figure out a way to get the light higher
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Duggan

Member of the Month: Aug 2016, June 2017, Sept 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2014, Dec 2017, April 2018, July 2019 - Nug of the Month: April 2018

Duggan

Member of the Month: Aug 2016, June 2017, Sept 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2014, Dec 2017, April 2018, July 2019 - Nug of the Month: April 2018
Its a light guage chain used to hang things ....like lights...ha!
Cheap to buy...any hardware store has it.U should grab ten feet. .comes in handy for a lot.
The links can quickly and easily be added or removed.
 

shottafire

Member of the Month: Sept 2013 - Nug of the Month: July 2014
Thanks Bud and Otter I appreciate it. I am kind of undecided about the greenhouse grow. Last year we only had three little plants and they stunk up the whole block when they flowered and I have a State Highway Patrol that lives right around the corner from me so I am not sure I want to chance it. I have Lots of LOS , 6, 45 gallon trash cans full and a lot of fabric pots and Lots of stuff to make Compost Tea. My greenhouse got taken out by 55 mph winds so I will have to get another one but it isn't legal to grow in our state so I am undecided. I really want to, but
Do it
 

PCaddict

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Well after stewing on it for a few I decided to use one of the hanging cables and clip both ends to the light which gave me 27 inches from the tops of the big two plants. At least that will work for now. I need to maybe check out the chains they use to hang lights with maybe I can get them up higher with that
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PCaddict

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So Now I have my light hung and I must say, I didn't think it could get much brighter in there then it was with the 4 big COB lights but when I turned the @Budget LED light on I was Very surprised at how much brighter it got in the tent and then I turned it up and Man it got brighter in there. I turned it back down for Veg, When I flip I will turn it up some. I know these lady's are going to Love it. We are Rocking and roiling now
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Gazoo

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Well I ran into problems hanging the light the hanging cables are way too long so I am looking for suggestions I also had to put the driver on top because the power cord to the driver isn't long enough to plug in on the same surg protector the timer is on. I can live with that but I have to figure out a way to get the light higher
Do you have any old HID Hood hooks ? I have made them out of Coat Hangers for perfect fits.
Might be able to spread one open enough but if not a DIY coat hanger style will work

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PCaddict

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Do you have any old HID Hood hooks ? I have made them out of Coat Hangers for perfect fits.
Might be able to spread one open enough but if not a DIY coat hanger style will work

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Thanks Gazoo that's a Great idea I will have to get some heavy gage wire to make some. I don't have any HID hooks and we don't have any metal coat hangers but maybe I can find something at Lows or Home Depot
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Duggan

Member of the Month: Aug 2016, June 2017, Sept 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2014, Dec 2017, April 2018, July 2019 - Nug of the Month: April 2018

Skybound

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I suggest taking out the cables, but keep the clip hooks and use shoelace or bootlace to make your short 1-to-2 piece. I use paracord to hang my COBs. String in general is handy.
 

seedlingmtl

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I suggest taking out the cables, but keep the clip hooks and use shoelace or bootlace to make your short 1-to-2 piece. I use paracord to hang my COBs. String in general is handy.
Yup....I am a rope guy. Jute, paracord whatever......it all works and can adapt to just about anything. These ratcheting hangers they send are nice, but waste so much precious space vertically. I would ditch all of them and use anything to get them as high up as possible. Even zip ties could do the trick......
 

Bud

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Most lights that I have purchased come with ratcheting hangers to compleat installation? I don’t use them, since lights are up as high as I can get them and mounted I leave them alone. I raise or lower the pots for opium penetration.
But with 10 gal. Pots this may b difficult to do, especially wet PC thay must b heavy
as hell.
I did a few car restorations back when ,my point is I needed to move a car around
with no motor in it, they make movers that are placed under each car tire and I can
easily push the car around. they stand about 2” tall And is probably overkill but if u
need It, it beats a back attack. I think I picked them up at Harbor fright. Dam spell check they could b even cheaper on the net. Lol
 

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