Q' for chronic about the pvc

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By onediadem (Onediadem) on Thursday, January 24, 2002 - 11:15 pm: The Nook

I am almost ready to do the quart jar tek. How did you cut the pvc pipe? or does it come in little connectors already sized?
Thank you,

By Chronic007 (Chronic007) on Thursday, January 24, 2002 - 11:24 pm: The Nook

Hey onediadem glad to hear your ready to give it a try. I just bought a 10ft long 2in wide pvc pipe and used a pvc saw ($6 at home depot) to cut 1.5in tall risers. Here is a pic of one on a dome lid. Good luck and make sure to use 4 1/8in holes and keep temp as close to 76 degrees as possible.

Take care and be safe

By Dr. Cubensis (Shroomzilla) on Thursday, January 24, 2002 - 11:37 pm: The Nook

Whats with the tape CHronic?

And One, You can also find risers about the same size for 20 or 30 cents a piece at home depot :)
They have bins FULL of stuff like that in the pvc/pipe aisle!
Good luck!

By Chronic007 (Chronic007) on Thursday, January 24, 2002 - 11:44 pm: The Nook

The tape was just to help you see exactly where the white pvc was hitting the white lid. Sorry if it was misleading.......MAKE SURE NOT TO HAVE YOUR HOLES COVERED!!!!!!! OK. that should do it. Ya if you're only doing a few quarts than you might as well get precut risers....just stick with the basic idea.

Dr.C ....... Been reading through your posts this week.....hilarious! Where have you been hiding this side of you?


By onediadem (Onediadem) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 12:32 am: The Nook

Thanks all,

By Dr. Cubensis (Shroomzilla) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 12:37 am: The Nook

"Where have you been hiding this side of you? "

Well, been trying to keep my volatile sense of humor away from " work boards " such as this one.... I just tend to go a little overboard and
end up regretting letting my imagination run free....

And lately work has been dry, the board has been kinda dry, and I am WAY to hyper ( lol, almost 30 and still hyperactive, woe is me! ) to be cooped up behind a desk without some kind of stimulus....

Anyways buddy, trying to tone it down a bit....
Nan fired a warning shot over the bow this morning
and don't wanna wear out muh welcome :)
Not done here just yet!!!

And, wondered what the heck the tape was for!!! Couldn't come up with a sigle good reason in my head.. And the reason WOULD Be obvious now wouldn't it!?!?


By Jesseb (Jesseb) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 06:00 pm: The Nook

Chronic, I am trying out your tek on a couple of cakes. Works really good, I think that this is the way to go in the future. But I was wonderig about one thing. The two jars that I am trying this out on keep getting big water droplets on the top that are falling onto the cakes. I am a little worried about water damage. What do you do to stop this from happening? Is it really a problem? Am I just being nerves or what? thanks.


By Chronic007 (Chronic007) on Friday, January 25, 2002 - 10:46 pm: The Nook

I've had cakes with pools of water on top of them along with five or six huge mushies. Now I'm definetly not saying the water helps but it certainly doesn't hurt that bad. I still try to avoid the water drops too. The cakes create a very humid evironment inside the quart jars and I've noticed that if you let the temp drop too low below 76 degrees the water will more easily condensate and drip onto your cakes. Keep a steady temp and you should be fine. Keep us updated on your progress!

By Jesseb (Jesseb) on Saturday, January 26, 2002 - 01:45 am: The Nook

Cool thanks Chronic. I will keep you updated. So far I am really likeing this tek. No maintaince is great!! I found two quart jars around the house and that is what I am using so when I can I will get more jars and most likely switch over to this tek. thanks again.


By onediadem (Onediadem) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 01:04 am: The Nook

After reading chronic007's thread on the quart jars, I also have decided that this way in quart jars would solve my humidity problems. My heating system in my home is very unstable, and I am having a hard time with this, and my humidity is affected. So, the quart thing is a good choice. I am thinking of purchacing one of those metal storage cupboards from home depot, and covering it in those styrofoam insulation sheets. Do you think that florecent lights could hold a steady temp in this type of setup for fruiting? Or, does anyone have any idea's for something? I will be putting it in my laundry room, where temps stay at a consistent 60 degrees or so. I have a 3x6 foot area, 5' tall to work with. thanks for any idea's on this. A fridge setup wont fit in there. lol

By Chronic007 (Chronic007) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 02:19 am: The Nook

Lets see onediadem, your space to work with is 3x6x5...that's 90 square feet...shouldn't be hard at all to hold the temp at a steady 15 degrees above room which you say is 60 degress. My setup is that exact size and it's made completely of wood... My temp is regulated strictly by whatever size, or strength rather, of lightbulbs that I determine need to be used for each season along with their placements among the five shelves. A constant air current (not strong...just barely noticable when hand is placed in front of exhaust hole) is pulled through the chamber at all times and pushed out through the exhaust hole in the bottom shelf wall(the intake is in the opposite interior top shelf wall). This setup fights the build-up of hot air at the top of the chamber and forces it through the entire chamber. I used to pull the air through the top and have the hotter lights on the bottom shelves, but the hot air was too eager to rise, and the bottom would always be just a few degrees lower than the top. With some simple wiring I wired a standard bulb socket or fixture for each shelf and ran them all in series (the fan is also in series) directly to a plug. Make sure your fan is 120V before you wire it into series with your bulbs. My fan moves 85 cubic feet of air per minute. With a bit of construction and a bit of time to dial in the temp you should be able to mimic this setup in no time. Keep in mind this size setup can hold about 48 quart jars per shelf....don't really use all my shelves all the time but the extra space is always nice for expierimentation. The smaller your setup the easier it is to build/maintain/regulate....so keep that in mind.

Should work out well for the tek. Have any more questions don't be afraid to ask.

By onediadem (Onediadem) on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 02:34 am: The Nook

Good deal. I dont need that much space, have no plans on doing that much, just looking more for an ideal setup. My biggest obstacles right now are the heat and humidity thing. Its either too hot, or too cold in the house. thank you bunches, and the helps been great. Maybe soon i will have some really pretty mushies too.
Live long,