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Old Salt

Member of the Year: 2019 - Member of the Month: Apr, Nov 2019
I have to get with @Old Salt he has fixed a couple cords from Mars and has the specs on what I will need to fix the cords so I can move the drivers out of the tent. The low humidity is what DOC said the problem was so I got a bigger humidifier. I know dropping my temps with help with RH but I will have to find out what I need and get the stuff and fix the drivers first

Making Your Own Driver Extension Cables has the instructions. I suggest a five core cable for the main run, or two three core cables for the entire LED panel to driver run. The extra wire(s) are for grounding the light fixture. Just put an eye on either end, and attach one end to the fixture, and the other to the driver(s).
 

PCaddict

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Nice humidifier hope u get what want out of it, I like the large capacity but won’t
your humidity go right out the exaust and out as it’s doing now ?
and if u slow the exaust to leave more humidity in the room the temp go’s up.
Balance, is key.... I never achieve Perfection so I don’t worry about it.
try running the exaust a bit slower and monitor temps, find the sweet spot
best RH at the coolest temp Posable and grow easy. You have done well PC
don't get to excited it ant over yet. Chill my friend . Anticipation is a word That’s
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I currently have my exhaust fan turned all the way down. I also have 3 fans in the tent
 

PCaddict

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Making Your Own Driver Extension Cables has the instructions. I suggest a five core cable for the main run, or two three core cables for the entire LED panel to driver run. The extra wire(s) are for grounding the light fixture. Just put an eye on either end, and attach one end to the fixture, and the other to the driver(s).
Thank You old salt. I really appreciate it. I may have questions when I go to do it
 

Old Salt

Member of the Year: 2019 - Member of the Month: Apr, Nov 2019

PCaddict

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Let me know how much it raises the RH for you PC. If it does good I may look at getting one.
Will do Magoo I will go check it now. It has been running for an hour or so now and it is at 40% I will check again in a few hours. I have to have a window open in the room to keep the temps down so it is Hard to get the RH up
 

seedlingmtl

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Will do Magoo I will go check it now. It has been running for an hour or so now and it is at 40% I will check again in a few hours. I have to have a window open in the room to keep the temps down so it is Hard to get the RH up
See....the window open for temp control is killing you. It has to be.....getting the drivers out means the window can close....then you can retain some of what the huey is putting out. You will be losing a lot out that window. I know Duggs and others say to keep the huey outside the tent, but with the window open I would definitely have it inside the tent so you actually see the RH% rise up.

Things are looking good other than the environment fine tuning.
:thumb:
 

PCaddict

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See....the window open for temp control is killing you. It has to be.....getting the drivers out means the window can close....then you can retain some of what the huey is putting out. You will be losing a lot out that window. I know Duggs and others say to keep the huey outside the tent, but with the window open I would definitely have it inside the tent so you actually see the RH% rise up.

Things are looking good other than the environment fine tuning.
:thumb:
Its too big to fit in the tent. My next thing I do will be to get the drivers out of the tent but these dam Mars lights have to be rewired to get the drivers out. My Budget LED lights driver is already wired to get the driver out but the cord to plug it into the outlet is not long enough to plug into the surge protector the timer is on so I would have to move that out side but I cant do that because then the plug ins on the Mars lights will not reach so until I can rewire the Mars drivers and lights I cant do it
 

Bud

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I may as well, I like the larger capacity. Hauling H20 is no fun and if it saves
trips to the sink And works hay I’m in. HI PC about how long till the next refill?
and wondering how quiet is it? I’m filling mine with a gal. every 12 hours a pain
and it’s getting older and time for a change me thinks.
 

PCaddict

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I may as well, I like the larger capacity. Hauling H20 is no fun and if it saves
trips to the sink And works hay I’m in. HI PC about how long till the next refill?
and wondering how quiet is it? I’m filling mine with a gal. every 12 hours a pain
and it’s getting older and time for a change me thinks.
It says it last 24 hours. It has 2, 2gallon tanks for 4 gallons total and it can control how much humidity and the fan is adjustable from low, medium and high on high you can hear it but on low it is really quite and medium is in between. It does move some air too. The fan is on the top so it blows straight up.
 

seedlingmtl

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these dam Mars lights have to be rewired to get the drivers out.
You are really selling those lights! :19: there are some design issues with my Mars lights if I wanted to dim them....huge pain. Good thing I can keep them blasting though...don't need to dim those. It is strange hearing about uncontrollable temps during winter....summer sounds like it won't be too fun running those without modifying them.

Getting those drivers sorted should fix everything you got troubles with though.
 

InTheShed

Member of the Year: 2018 - Member of the Month: Jan 2018, Nov 2018, Jan 2020 - Grow Journal of the Month: Aug 2018 - Plant of the Month: Oct 2018

seedlingmtl

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I just unscrewed the driver from the top of my Mars SP250 and hung it from a wire to the top of the tent. All I need to do to adjust it is pull off the rubber cover and stick in the screwdriver.
I got the TS1000 and I can get the rubber cover off, but can't seem to even see what size/type of driver is required. Prolly the same as your SP250 though....whachu using?
 

InTheShed

Member of the Year: 2018 - Member of the Month: Jan 2018, Nov 2018, Jan 2020 - Grow Journal of the Month: Aug 2018 - Plant of the Month: Oct 2018
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