How to Ventilate Your Grow Space
You must have adequate ventilation in order for your plants to flourish. By giving your plants with fresh air from outside your grow tent, you are supplying them with CO2, which is necessary for their photosynthesis. Meanwhile, removing the air inside will help to keep the temperature and moisture buildup under control, avoiding mold and mildew from growing on your plants’ leaves and so hindering their ability to thrive. The extra benefit of refreshing the air within is that it helps to eliminate unpleasant smells.
Essential Grow Tent Parts
Assuming you have previously chosen or purchased your grow tent, this tutorial is equally useful if you are working in a grow room. This is a list of the three most important components that you’ll need to put together while building a ventilation system:
Inline Duct Fan (Active Exhaust Fan)
An inline duct fan, also known as an extractor fan, is a device that is used to exhaust hot and humid air from within a growing chamber or tent. Even little variations in temperature and humidity may have a significant impact on your chances of generating a fruitful harvest. Furthermore, unregulated heat and humidity cause poor growth circumstances, resulting in your plants being unable to absorb water or simply failing to make it through the day. The use of an inline duct fan in your grow room is essential for controlling the climate in your growing environment.
Using an active exhaust fan to draw in cooler air can assist you in maintaining a comfortable inside temperature level.
In ventilation systems with passive intake, inline duct fans also serve as a vacuum, drawing in new CO2 from the outside air and bringing it into the system.
Inline duct fans are attached to your grow room using ducting that is clamped or glued in place. The ducting serves as a channel to divert stagnant air away from your grow space. They are typically constructed of aluminum, although they may also be multilayered to provide additional protection against rips. Its size and bends have an impact on the performance of your inline duct fan, but we’ll get into that later.
Inline duct fans are attached to your grow room using ducting that is clamped or taped in place. The ducting serves as a channel to direct stagnant air out from the grow space. It is common for them to be composed of aluminum, although they can also be multilayered for further tear resistance. Inline duct fan performance is affected by the size and number of bends in the duct; however, we’ll get into that later.
Typical Grow Tent Setups
Inline duct fans are attached to your grow room using ducting that is clamped or glued in place.
The ducting serves as a channel to direct stagnant air away from your grow space. They are typically constructed of aluminum, although they may also be multilayered for further tear resistance. Its size and bends have an impact on the performance of your inline duct fan; however, more on that later.
What Size Inline Fan do I Need?
There are many different sizes of grow areas, and each one requires a particular amount of airflow to be properly ventilated. It is critical for maximum plant growth that stale air within your grow room is exchanged with fresh air from the outside of your grow area. CFM (cubic feet per minute) is the unit of measurement for this number. To determine the quantity of airflow required for your grow room, first calculate the volume in cubic feet of the space. Most grow tent specifications are offered to you in inches; thus, you must convert the size of your space from inches to feet.
This will match the capacity of your grow room, and the needed airflow will be equal to this value in cubic feet per minute, or CFM, as well.
When the dimensions are added together, the result is 72 ft 3 in length.
Keep this amount handy since you’ll need to adjust it to account for the ducting, carbon filter, and any other accessories you decide to install.
Factoring in Accessories
In order to boost your base CFM, you must multiply it by the efficiency percentages of your accessories. Adding components to your grow room, including as ducting and carbon filters, may limit fan performance, which will have an impact on the fan size you require. When it comes to ducting, the quantity and sharpness of its bends play a role in determining the resistance to airflow. As a result, airflow decreases the longer it needs go, making a straighter ducting path more effective. The greater the sharpness of the curve, the greater the severity of the efficiency drop; a 30° bend reduces airflow by 20%, while a 90° bend reduces airflow by 60%!
- If you are utilizing LED grow lights, you must also take into consideration their heat production, which can raise your necessary CFM by as much as 50%.
- Because the efficiency of accessories on the market might vary substantially, you can utilize approximated efficiency percentages based on the type of component you are using.
- This amount is multiplied by the efficiency % of each component to arrive at the final result.
- Adding in the heat output of your grow lamp (about 50%) gives us a needed CFM of 249 cubic feet per minute.
- The following is a breakdown of this calculation: Multiplying your base CFM (72) by the percentages of ducting (20 percent), carbon filter (60 percent), silencer (20 percent), and grow light heat (50 percent) of your choosing will provide about the 249 CFM you require.
- This will let the fan to operate at lower speeds while remaining quieter, as well as providing additional area for future expand space system growth.
Look for inline duct fans that are powered by direct current (DC) fan motors, which are the quietest as compared to alternating current (AC) fan motors. PWM-controlled EC motors are also acceptable in terms of acoustic performance.
How to Manage Grow Space Noise
In order to raise your base CFM, multiply the efficiency percentages of your accessories by the percentages of their efficiency. Fan performance in your grow room will be reduced by the addition of components such as ducting and carbon filters, which will decrease the fan size you require. With ducting, the number and sharpness of the bends play a role in the amount of air that is forced through it. Airflow decreases as distance is traveled, hence the straighter the ducting route is, the greater the airflow performance.
- Improving the efficiency and airflow of your fans may be enhanced by smoothing out any wrinkles.
- Due to the addition of these variables to your needed CFM, a high-capacity fan is required to move the predicted airflow.
- Grow light heat multiplied by component components equals required CFM.
- This value is multiplied by the efficiency % of each component to arrive at the final figure.
- Based on this information, we can calculate the needed CFM by taking into account the heat output of your grow light (about 50%).
- The following is a breakdown of this calculation: Multiplying your base CFM (72) by the percentages of ducting (20 percent), carbon filter (60 percent), silencer (20 percent), and grow light heat (50 percent) of your choosing will provide about the 249 CFM necessary.
- This will allow you to run the fan at lesser rates while maintaining a quieter environment, as well as providing area for future expand space system growth.
- The acoustics of PWM-controlled EC motors are also acceptable.
Grow Room Ventilation 101
Indoor growers benefit from an extended growing season, total control over growth conditions, and the convenience of growing in a controlled environment within their home. This all sounds wonderful, but we tend to overlook the need of grow room ventilation. When I initially started growing plants inside, I ran across a lot of difficulties.
I had a fan put up, which I though was adequate for providing air circulation for my plants. I was wrong. I was completely mistaken. More than just a corner fan is required to provide proper grow room ventilation. If you’re still asking yourself questions like these, you’re not alone.
- What is the purpose of ventilation in grow rooms? How to properly ventilate a grow room
- What is the best way to determine what type of fan to purchase?
Don’t get too worked up over it. I’ve made all of these errors (and many more) so that you don’t have to do them yourself. As long as you understand the principles of grow room ventilation, it is actually rather straightforward. So let’s get this party started. Listen to this episode of the Epic Gardening Podcast to learn more about it. Subscribe to the Epic Gardening Podcast on iTunes to get the latest episodes.
Why Do You Need to Ventilate Your Grow Room?
So, why is it necessary to have ventilation in grow rooms and grow tents? As it turns out, there are a slew of factors to consider. Light breezes, sunlight, evaporation, and precipitation all have a calming impact on plants that are planted outside in the open air. Inside, we replace fans for the wind and evaporation caused by the sun, grow lights for the sunlight, and irrigation systems for the precipitation caused by the rain. What we tend to overlook is that air flows more naturally outside than it does in your grow area.
The reason behind this is as follows.
Remove Excess Heat
Heat is produced by grow lights. It may not seem like much, but even a few degrees variation in temperature may make the difference between a good harvest and a less successful one in agriculture. Certain grow lights generate more heat than others, but all generate enough heat to need the use of a ventilation system.
It is also possible that humidity will play a role in the development of difficulties with indoor growth systems. Every day, plants release water vapor, which raises the humidity level in your grow room to an unhealthy level. The growth of pests and illnesses can be exacerbated by uncontrolled humidity, which results in poor growing circumstances. A proper ventilation system also wicks away part of the water that is released during transpiration, allowing your plants to absorb more water and suck up nutrients through their root systems, resulting in increased plant growth and productivity.
Prevent Pests and Diseases
In addition to humidity, indoor growth systems might experience difficulties when it comes to maintaining proper humidity levels. Every day, plants release water vapor, which raises the humidity level in your growing space. The growth of pests and illnesses can be exacerbated by uncontrolled humidity, which leads to poor growing conditions. It also helps to wick away part of the water released during transpiration, which allows your plants to absorb more water and suck up nutrients through their root systems, resulting in increased development.
There is one extremely important reason why plants require outside air: carbon dioxide (CO2). Carbon dioxide is absorbed by plants throughout the day as part of the nutrition cycle. If your grow tent arrangement is sealed, this implies that the level of CO2 in the room steadily declines, resulting in your plants’ development being stunted over time.
When you have good ventilation, you can bring in new air and fresh CO2 from outside and remove the old air from your grow room, which will help you grow more and yield more.
Manage Wind Stress
Wind regularly buffets outside plants, causing them to wilt. This helps to make the stems of the plants stronger, which is beneficial when it comes time for them to yield their fruit. Plants that are stronger produce and grow better than lesser plants, which can get weakened by the weight of their own production. So, why do you require a grow room ventilation system in the first place? Let’s go through it again. A good ventilation system should include the following features:
- It lowers the likelihood of illnesses such as mold and powdery mildew growing in the home. It might assist you in protecting your plants against pests such as spider mites and fungus gnats. It assists you in maintaining temperature and humidity management in your grow environment. It aids in the strengthening of your plants’ stems.
If those arguments aren’t enough to persuade you that you require a grow room ventilation system, consider the expense. The cost of setting up a grow tent is not inexpensive. If you’re going to spend the money on a grow tent or grow room, you may as well have it done correctly the first time.
How to Ventilate Your Grow Room
As you learn how to ventilate a grow room, bear in mind that your grow room ventilation system will require two different types of fans to function properly. We’ll talk about the air extractor fan system later, but for now, let’s talk about oscillating fans and how they work. These fans are both inexpensive and effective, which are two of my favorite characteristics in a cooling system of any kind. They circulate air continually above, below, and around your plants, which helps to keep the grow room cool and enhance air circulation in the space.
- You want your oscillating fans to be able to reach all regions of the growing space, which may entail purchasing a number of fans, but you also don’t want them to be able to point directly at your plants.
- Installing oscillating fans in your grow room will assist in regulating the temperature and humidity in the space, but fans alone will not be sufficient.
- A very simple ventilation system.
- It is recommended that your grow room’s extractor fan system replenish the air in your grow room once per minute, or at the very least every three to five minutes.
- Making the decision to combine grow tent setup with grow tent ventilation setup was one of the finest decisions I’ve ever made in my life.
- The best time to install a ventilation system in your grow tent is during the setup process since you will not have to work around existing plants or make any changes to your system.
Calculating Fan Strength
Calculating the fan strength you want involves a small amount of mathematics, but it is a straightforward process.
CFM, or cubic feet per minute, is the unit of measurement for fans. You must know the following information in order to calculate the CFM you require:
- The size of your grow room or tent
- The effectiveness of the exhaust system
Make a rough estimate for the entire volume of your grow room by multiplying its length, breadth, and height together. This is the cubic footage of your room in cubic feet (cubic meters). Keep this phone number handy. Then we’ll multiply that by the efficiency loss to get the final result. Additionally, the efficiency of the filter varies depending on its age and manufacturer, as well as the length of the duct that connects the fan and the filter, among an unlimited number of other parameters.
You should use the following syntax in your formula: For example, if the volume of your room is 320 cubic feet and you have a short duct, you should multiply this figure by two to get the total volume of your room.
Passive Intake vs Active Intake
There are two methods for bringing air into your grow room, which are known to as passive intake and active intake, respectively. Passive intake is reliant on passive airflow and negative pressure to function properly. With this grow room ventilation system, you have a fan that blows air out, but there is no fan that blows air into the grow room. Instead, you have an intake hole that allows new air to enter passively as a result of pressure differential between the interior of the room and the outside of the room.
In this way, your fan will not have to work as hard and your ventilation system will be able to accomplish optimum suction.
With the help of a fan, active intake systems actively suck air into your grow room.
As a result, if your intake hole is the same size as your exhaust hole, you may want to consider employing an active intake system instead of a passive intake system instead.
Humidity has a significant impact on the health of plants. Too much humidity in your grow room can cause illness, and too little humidity can have a negative influence on development, therefore we need to keep an eye on the humidity level at all times. The majority of the humidity in the grow room is caused by transpiration. Transpiration is the mechanism through which plants release water into the atmosphere through their leaves. The suction caused by transpiration, similar to that of a straw, draws nutrients up through the roots of the plant as the plant creates water vapor.
- You are not only denying them of water, but you are also essentially depriving them of all nutrition as a result of your actions.
- As a result, you must be able to easily raise and lower the humidity in your grow room.
- All that is required is that the humid air be vented out through an exhaust system, as long as the air coming in from the intake is less humid than the air coming in through the room.
- When it comes to growing plants, there are instances when you may need to increase the humidity level.
- Consider conducting some study on the humidity levels that your crops enjoy and making every effort to keep the levels within acceptable limits.
Also keep in mind that larger plants emit more water vapor than smaller plants, so as your plants develop, you may need to pay more attention to the humidity levels in the environment.
Considering that plants require CO2 for transpiration, it seems reasonable to assume that injecting CO2 into your grow tent will be sufficient to increase plant development. While this is true in theory, there are a few things you should be aware of before using a CO2 injection system in your grow room. CO2 injections need the use of a climate-controlled grow environment for two very essential reasons. The first is a matter of efficiency. Due to the fact that CO2 only works at extremely high concentrations, you’ll need to use a sealed grow room or grow tent arrangement in order to get a concentration high enough to be beneficial.
- It is unhealthy for people to breathe in the high quantities of CO2 suggested for plants.
- Consider the fact that your plants will benefit from additional CO2 only if they have powerful grow lights, which you should consider before adding more.
- So, should you consider adding CO2 to your growing environment?
- You must also consider the financial implications.
- For those who have some wiggle space in their budget and wish to experiment with enhancing yields through the use of CO2, explore the options and give it a shot.
Grow Room Ventilation FAQ
It would appear that if plants require CO2 for transpiration, then injecting CO2 into your grow tent should be all that is required to stimulate plant development. While this is true in theory, there are a few factors you should be aware of before using a CO2 injection system in your growing environment. In order to safely provide CO2 injections, a grow chamber must be completely sealed for two very crucial reasons: In the first place, there is cost effectiveness. Due to the fact that CO2 only works at extremely high concentrations, you’ll need to use a sealed grow room or grow tent configuration in order to get a concentration high enough to be useful.
- It is harmful for people to be exposed to the high amounts of CO2 suggested for plants.
- Before you add more CO2, bear in mind that your plants will require powerful grow lights in order to get the full benefits of the CO2.
- In order to maximize your growing space, should you add CO2?
- The expense must also be considered.
It is not required to inject CO2 if you are satisfied with your yields and have a limited budget to do so. If, on the other hand, you have some wiggle space in your budget and you want to experiment with enhancing yields by using CO2, then do your homework and give it a shot!
Go Forth and Ventilate!
If plants require CO2 for transpiration, it would appear that all that is required to increase plant development is the injection of CO2 into your grow tent. While this is true in theory, there are a few things you should be aware of before using a CO2 injection in your grow room. In order to safely provide CO2 injections, a grow room must be completely sealed for two very crucial reasons. The first is a matter of efficacy. CO2 is only effective at extremely high concentrations, which means you’ll need a sealed grow room or grow tent arrangement in order to achieve a concentration high enough to be useful.
- The high amounts of CO2 advised for plants are potentially hazardous to people’ health.
- Before you add more CO2, keep in mind that your plants will require powerful grow lights in order to take full use of the CO2.
- So, should you include CO2 in your growing environment?
- You should also consider the financial implications.
- For those who have some wiggle space in their budget and wish to experiment with enhancing yields through the use of CO2, do your study and give it a shot.
4 Expert Tips for Venting Grow Tent Into Same Room
Because I am an Amazon Associate, I receive money when people make eligible purchases. You will not be charged any additional fees! Any plant will grow in the presence of fresh air and breeze, which is something that occurs naturally in the wild. When you cultivate your plants indoors, you must provide the right climate for them. It is not something that happens automatically. The air circulation in your home may be controlled with the help of exhaust and venting systems. When venting your grow tent, you have the option of venting it outside or in the same room where your grow tents have been put.
In this post, we’ll provide you some pointers on how to get ideal and healthy in-room ventilation.
But first, let’s take a look at why it’s crucial to have proper air circulation in your grow tent in the first place.
Benefits of Good Air Circulation In Your Grow Tent
A grow tent or chamber is a closed environment that does not allow for the passage of wind to occur. Plants may suffer from a lack of air circulation if they are not provided with enough ventilation. Your plants will not grow and flourish in the same way as plants planted in an open environment with a constant flow of fresh air would grow and thrive.
Ventilating your grow room ensures that the plant grows in the greatest possible atmosphere. It provides the wind and air that the plant need for a variety of purposes. The following are the most significant advantages of venting your grow tent on a regular basis.
- Using this product, your plants will be protected against bud rot, mould, and white powdery mildew. Pests such as spider mites and fungus gnats are less likely to appear. Aids in the regulation of humidity and heat in your grow space
- Plants have robust stems as a result of the swaying and bending that occurs naturally in the environment
Preventing bud rot, mould and white Powdery Mildew
This occurs when air passes through the leaves of a plant and removes the moisture that has been produced by the plant during transpiration. Increased water and nutrient absorption by the plant is enabled as a result of this. The removal of moisture from a plant by air blowing reduces the likelihood of the plant decaying or developing mould on it. Pests are being reduced. Pests such as spider mites and gnats are unable to grow in a windy environment. They are readily blown away by the air. They prefer to live in dry soils where there is no wind blowing through them.
Controlling the Humidity and Temperature Air circulation aids in the uniform distribution of heat and water vapour throughout the growth region.
Strengthening of the stem An effervescent breeze sways and wiggles the branches of your plant, just like in the wild.
When the plant begins to blossom and put more weight on its leaves, the strength of the branches becomes increasingly important.
4 Expert Tips for Venting Grow Tent Into Same Room
While the plant is transpiring, air is blowing through the leaves, removing any water that has been released by the plant. Thus, more water and nutrients may be absorbed by the plant via its roots. A plant’s risks of decaying or developing moulds are reduced when moisture is removed by air blowing. Pests should be minimized as much as possible. When it’s windy outside, pests such as spider mites and gnats don’t fare well. This is because of the breeze. They prefer to live in dry soils where there is no wind blowing over them.
Climate Control (Hydrolysis and Temperature) In order for heat and water vapour to be distributed equally throughout the growth area, air circulation is necessary.
Enhancement of Stem Stability Like in the natural, a decent breeze sways and swings the branches of your plant.
When the plant begins to blossom and put greater weight on its leaves, the strength of the branches becomes critical.
1. Place Your Grow Tent in A Large Room
This occurs when air blows through the leaves of a plant and removes the moisture that has been produced by the plant during transpiration. This enables the plant to extract more water and nutrients from the soil through its roots. The removal of moisture from a plant by air blowing reduces the likelihood of the plant decaying or developing mold on it. Pests should be minimized. In a windy environment, pests such as spider mites and gnats do not grow. They are readily blown away by the wind. They thrive in dry soils with little to no air flowing through them.
Controlling Humidity and Temperature Air circulation aids in the distribution of heat and water vapour throughout the growth region.
Stem Stabilization An effervescent breeze sways and wiggles the branches of your plant, much as in the wild. This assists the plant in gaining strength over time. When the plant begins to blossom and place greater weight on its leaves, the strength of the branches becomes critical.
2. Air Condition Your Room
onehourairftworth.com is the source of this information. The most important guideline for in-room venting is to make certain that the air in the room is properly condition. If you do not condition the air, you will be forced to vent from the grow tent, where the same air will find its way back into the grow tent. Another disadvantage of not air conditioning your room is that it becomes extremely hot and stuffy. The humidity in the room will also increase, which will lead to the growth of diseases such as mould and fungi.
- You will also make certain that the space has enough of fresh air, which will be beneficial to the grow room.
- However, you should place it in the room where you will be venting your air.
- The Lasko 1827 ElegancePerformance Adjustable Pedestal Fan is 18 inches in height.
- The three silent speeds provide a refreshing air to circulate around your house and business.
- The Most Important Characteristics
- It is ultra-silent, has an adjustable height, and has three quiet, energy-efficient settings. It also has widespread oscillation.
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The Most Important Characteristics
- Quiet pedestal fan
- Long-lasting fan blade cover
- Wide area oscillation
- Height that may be adjusted
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The Most Important Characteristics
- Airflow that is quiet
- Auto-off timer that runs from 1 to 8 hours
- Airflow control with three different speeds
- Grille that may be removed for easier cleaning
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3. Buy and Install A Premium Carbon Filter
Your grow tent will be releasing toxic fumes and a foul odor. If there are people in the room, you can’t afford to have polluted air blown into it. As a result, clean the air before it is discharged into the room for improved performance. And it is at this point that the premium carbon filter comes into play. A carbon filter is made out of activated carbon that is placed in a tube. In layman’s terms, a carbon filter is a device that removes pollutants and contaminants from the air by utilizing activated carbons.
- To be able to accomplish this, the carbon offers a wide surface area that facilitates chemical interaction between the molecules.
- Every particle of carbon in the filter has a wide surface area, which helps to keep the filter clean.
- Get a carbon filter that is compatible with the size of your exhaust system, since this is the most crucial thing you can do.
- These exhaust filters are available on the market in the following diametrical sizes: The smallest diameter carbon filters are those with a diameter of four inches or less.
- Specifically designed for tiny tents (44 or 47 or 48 tents), these filters provide excellent performance.
- Carbon filters with a 6 inch diameter offer a 400 CFM flow rate.
- Phresh Filter 701005 Filter is available for purchase in this category.
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They may produce up to 700 cubic feet per minute (CFM).
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It has an extraction rate of up to 1400 CFM and can handle a wide range of applications.
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4. Buy and Install Effective Grow Room Fans
With excellent grow room fans, you can be confident that all of the air and humidity from your grow tent is vented. Your grow tent’s fans should have the power and ability to exhaust the large quantities of air that will be present in it. If you get a smaller fan, it will not be able to exhaust enough air from your grow tent. Furthermore, if the fan is much larger than the amount of air flowing through your plant, the branches may be broken. The objective is to become more effective by growing a tent fan.
- A decent fan will have a number of different speeds.
- It is at the top of our list because of its high performance, power, and silent operation.
- Even when the fan is operating at its maximum power, it remains exceptionally silent.
- At maximum speed, the fan produces noises of 32dBA while it is operating at maximum capacity.
- When the fan is operating, you will scarcely be able to tell that it is there.
- The fan has eight various speeds and three different power levels, which makes it easy to manage the airflow and make it more comfortable to use.
- The fan makes use of a dual hydrodynamic and a stator blade configuration.
- It produces 351 cubic feet per minute of airflow.
- With excellent grow room fans, you can be certain that all of the air and humidity in your grow tent is vented. Your grow tent’s fans should have the power and capacity to exhaust the large quantities of air that will be present in the growing environment inside. Purchasing a lesser fan will result in your grow tent not receiving adequate airflow. In addition, if the fan is much larger than the amount of air flowing through your plant, the branches may be broken. To be effective, develop a tent fan is the concept behind this. You may get a grow tent fan that has a variable speed setting and program it to vent the quantity of air in your grow tent as you see necessary. Good fans will be capable of spinning at a variety of speeds. Cloudline S6 by AC Infinity (Our Top Pick) The AC Infinity Cloudline S6 offers a unique blend of quiet and power in a compact package. It is at the top of our list because of its performance, power, and silence. I believe it is the greatest and most silent tent fan available on the market today! Even when the fan is operating at its maximum capacity, it remains exceptionally silent. Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) regulated Direct Current Motor is responsible for the fan’s quiet operation. Sound pressure levels of 32dBA are produced when the fan is operating at its highest setting. These are much below average. When the fan is going, you will scarcely notice it. This motor consumes less energy than ordinary alternating current motors, which is good news when it comes to power usage. There are eight distinct speeds and three different power settings on the fan for convenience and airflow management. Do not be concerned if you find yourself in a more limited region. Both the hydrodynamic and the stator blades are used in this fan’s operation. In a medium-sized grow tent, the fan is ideal. It is capable of producing 351 cubic feet per minute of airflow. Highlights of the Book
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Venting Grow Tent Into Same Room: No Problem Or Terrible Idea?
There are basically two possibilities available to you. You may run ducting from the exhaust on your grow tent and direct the exhaust towards a different room or outside your home if you choose. Alternatively, you may just vent it into the same room in which the tent was placed. The second alternative is, without a doubt, the more straightforward. It also eliminates the most significant drawback of venting outside your home: the presence of a noticeable heat signature. Many individuals choose to vent their tents into their attics in order to reduce the heat signature they produce.
However, this necessitates a significant amount of ducting. So, would it make sense to take the easy way out in this situation? Is it a good idea to vent a grow tent into the same room where it will be used? Continue reading to find out more.
Venting Grow Tent Into Same Room?
The possibilities are essentially twofold. You may run ducting from the exhaust on your grow tent and direct the exhaust towards a different room or outside your home if necessary. Alternatively, you may just vent it into the same room where you set up the tent itself. Naturally, the second alternative is the more straightforward one to choose from the two. The biggest disadvantage of venting outside your home is that it leaves a visible heat signature. Venting tents into the attic can help to reduce the heat signature produced by the tents.
So, is it wise to take the easy way out in this case?
Find out more by continuing to read.
Why Venting Your Grow Tent Is Important
It is vital to have adequate ventilation in your grow tent. Plants can get anemic and eventually wither and die if they do not receive enough fresh air and exhaust enough stale air. We all want fresh air, and a closed environment like as a grow tent is not equipped with any ventilation by its very nature. Increased heat generated by grow lights can be harmful to plants if the temperature inside the grow tent rises beyond a certain threshold. The tent’s ventilation system exchanges the heated air inside with cooler air from the outside.
However, unless your grow tent is really small, this is not the ideal choice.
It is far preferable to utilize inline fans for your grow tent in order to remove stale air while simultaneously bringing in fresh air.
Why Good Circulation Makes Better Plants
There are two components to air circulation: air entering in (intake) and air leaving (exhaust) (exhaust). Each component performs a critical function in the overall system. The introduction of fresh carbon dioxide and other airborne molecules provides the plants with the nutrients they require to grow. Exhaust is the process of getting rid of air that contains garbage, poisons, or spores. The removal of stale air is equally as crucial as the introduction of new air. Both of these elements work together to produce a circulation system that, when done correctly, will assist your plants in reaching their maximum potential.
Among these is strongerstems, which is the first and most visible of them. Plants in nature become stronger as they are blasted back and forth by the wind, preparing them to withstand being pulled out of the ground by a violent gust of wind. With flowing air within your tent, you are simulating the natural process described earlier.
Accordingly, a simple oscillating fan placed within the grow tent will enough to achieve this goal. In this case, there is no requirement for a ventilation system specifically for this purpose. However, it is a welcome addition.
Temperature And Humidity Control
Apart from the lights and other equipment such as a dehumidifier, the ventilation system in your grow tent is also critical in keeping the optimal temperature and humidity in your growing environment. It will land on your plants when water vapor gathers in the air in an enclosed environment, causing an array of difficulties. In a grow tent, the optimal humidity for flowering and vegging is approximately 50% during the blooming and vegging stages. A well-designed circulation system will aid in the removal of saturated, humid air that might be harmful to your plants’ health.
Helps Protect Against Pests And Mold
Mold and mites do not thrive in windy conditions. They will, however, flourish in a stagnant environment. Both pests have the potential to cause significant damage to your plants. Making certain that you have a solid circulation system in place will help you prevent any disastrous consequences that may arise as a result of the presence of any of these pests. Fortunately, if you do wind up with some bugs, the exhaust function will be able to force them out with the contaminated air, allowing you to keep the air within the tent pest free.
How To Vent Your Grow Tent Into The Same Room Safely
The first thing to keep in mind in this case is that we are dealing with two very distinct situations. One of the habitats is your grow tent, which is housed inside an entirely other environment: your room. Another environment is your room. This is something that appears nearly senseless to describe in this context, yet it is vital to comprehend. When you vent the exhaust from the tent into the room outside of it, you are essentially transferring the noxious air into a larger space than before.
This is merely recirculating the same air, therefore thus does not constitute effective ventilation in the building.
Make Sure the Room Is Properly Ventilated (Air Conditioned)
Because the room outside your tent is simply another (bigger) confined habitat, it must have its own exhaust and intake of fresh air, just like the tent itself. The most straightforward method of accomplishing this is by the use of basic air conditioning. The majority of residential buildings are equipped with some form of air conditioning. Using an evaporative cooler (also known as a swamp cooler) in the same room as your grow tent is not a smart idea since they have different cooling capabilities.
- As the bad air is forced out of the room by your tent, it will be drawn into the room and mixed with the healthy air.
- However, not all of it.
- As a result, the ‘new’ air entering the tent isn’t as fresh as it may be in some instances.
- Along with this, the temperature of the air will continue to rise over time (unless you cool it).
- The temperature of the air in the room will rise significantly, increasing the likelihood of being detected by infrared cameras.
A helicopter may even be able to detect the heat emanating from your growing operation in some locations. You may, however, take further steps to enhance the situation and make it more feasible to vent your tent straight into the adjacent room. This is good news.
Use A Large Room
The more space available, the better. As previously stated, the exhaust from your tent will be drawn into the clean air of the room, which is the same air that will be pumped back into your tent when it is closed. With a wider space, it is hoped that there would be a greater supply of fresh air to bring in. When bad air is mixed with a significant volume of clean air, the dangerous components of the dirty air are dispersed to a considerable extent, especially if effective filtering is performed on the intake side.
Bring In Fresh Air From Another Room Or Outside
Because recirculating stale air from one place to another is not ideal, and because you are compelled to exhaust your tent into the same room in which it is located, why not bring in some fresh air from another location? Just because you are venting into the room that contains your tent does not imply that you must acquire your fresh air from the same room that you are venting into. Intake fans may be installed in a straightforward manner with the aperture being located in a nearby room of the building or even outside.
To do this, just set up an intake air system to draw in fresh air from a separate room while exhausting the air from the area where your tent is located.
The job involved, on the other hand, is not tough.
If you have to use a grow tent that vents out into the same room in which it is located, this is as near to optimal as you can go without going overboard.
Vent Grow Tent Into Same Room: Final Thoughts
Even while venting your grow tent into the same room is perfectly acceptable, it is not ideal. If you apply the additional actions outlined above, you will be able to make a slight improvement in the situation. However, it is preferable if you are able to run ducting to carry the grow tent exhaust a longer distance. You may move it to a different room or outside your house. As previously said, many home gardeners choose to store their produce in the attic.
7 Tips for Venting Grow Tent Into Same Room
When growing inside, venting your grow tent outside is a common (and anticipated) occurrence. However, there are situations when there is no choice but to vent the grow tent into the same room. And that has the potential to result in a large number of casualties. What are the names of these casualties? Is there a way to have things resolved and keep the ball going in the right direction? If any of these questions are springing up in your head right now, you’ve arrived to the ideal location to get the answers.
To make things easier, we’ve broken down the dangers and difficulties into bite-size portions and presented seven distinct solutions for each. Now, let’s take a break from whatever it is you’re doing and go deep into the subject-
Venting Into Same Room: How Would It Look Like?
A grow system is equipped with intake and exhaust vents, which allow it to draw in new air while also releasing used or heated air into the surrounding environment. Consequently, exhaust air should not be allowed to accumulate around the tent, as doing so will prevent fresh air from entering the tent. Additionally, a source of fresh, cold air should be available on the other side of the room. Now, the significant difficulty is that if your system is contained within a room, it will be difficult to achieve all of these requirements.
Here are some examples.
- Imagine that you’re trapped within a chamber with no windows or openings in the walls. Because there is no readily accessible source of fresh air for the grow system, the system must rely on a generator. The fact that there is no way to drill through the walls or ceiling makes the issue considerably worse. It is possible that your window or door will need to be locked for reasons of security or privacy.
Consider the fact that if you do not resolve all of these concerns, your entire grow system may come to a complete and total collapse.
What’s The1 Problem?
As you can see, your plants are already enclosed in a protective habitat. As a result, you must ensure that they have access to sufficient fresh air that has the appropriate levels of CO2 (for breathing in) and moisture (for transpiring out), as well as the appropriate temperature (to strengthen stems). The fact that you have to handle it all from the confines of that same, closed space appears to be the biggest concern. It is necessary to exhaust and intake air to ensure appropriate air circulation throughout the tent in order for it to function properly.
Aside from this, there are a number of additional obstacles that may arise along your path.
- As you can see, your plants are already enclosed in a protective enclosure. Consequently, you must ensure that they have access to sufficient fresh air that has the appropriate levels of CO2 (for breathing in) and moisture (for transpiring out) while also maintaining the appropriate temperature for their comfort (to strengthen stems). The fact that you have to handle it all from the confines of that same, closed space appears to be the biggest challenge. Both exhaust and intake are used in the process of maintaining optimum air circulation about the tent. The vented air has to be exhausted in some manner, and new air has to be supplied at the same time as it’s being exhausted. Aside from this, there are a number of additional concerns that may arise along your journey. Please have a look at this:
7 Must-to-follow Tips for A Healthy In-room Venting
As you can see, your plants are already enclosed in a protective container. As a result, you must ensure that they have access to fresh air that has the appropriate levels of CO2 (for breathing in) and moisture (for transpiring out), as well as the appropriate temperature (to strengthen stems). And this appears to be the difficulty when you have to handle everything from the confines of a single, closed room. It is necessary to exhaust and intake air to ensure appropriate air circulation throughout the tent in order to keep it functioning properly.
Aside from this, there are a number of additional concerns that might arise.
Tip 1 of 7: Make Sure the Room is Large Enough
As you can see, your plants are already contained within a sealed enclosure. As a result, you must ensure that they have a constant supply of fresh air that has the appropriate levels of CO2 (for breathing in) and moisture (for transpiring out), as well as the appropriate temperature (to strengthen stems). That appears to be the difficulty when you have to handle everything from the confines of a single, closed room. The procedure of maintaining appropriate air circulation around the tent comprises both exhaust and intake.
It implies you’ll have to find a way to get rid of the vented air while still managing to keep new air coming in. Aside from this, there are a number of additional concerns that may arise. Take a look-
Tip 2 of 7: Find the Best Passive VentingOption
There is absolutely no way that your grow tent would be able to pull in fresh air if it did not have any sort of passive exhaust system in place. Because you are unable to guide the exhaust air outdoors, you must find a way to do it in an indirect manner. Here are a few alternatives to consider:
Vent Grow Tent Out Window
If you don’t have a passive exhaust system, there is absolutely no way that your grow tent will be able to draw in fresh air. Given that you are unable to send the exhaust air outdoors, you will have to do it in some other manner. Take a look at some of the alternatives available:
Duct out to A Different Room
In the event that you do not have a window, the next best choice is to exhaust the air through another room. It may be the room next to it, or it could even be the bathroom next door. In either situation, you’ll need to construct a ducting system to connect the tent exhaust to the opposite door or room. Thus, there will be a large reduction in the amount of air that flows through the duct. In order to overcome this difficulty, install a fan at the far end of the vent that is at least 1.5 times as strong as the tent’s exhaust fan.
Try Venting Grow Tent into Attic/Chimney
The next best alternative if you don’t have a window is to exhaust the air through a separate area of the house. Alternatively, it may be the room next door or even the restroom just across the hall. To connect the tent exhaust to the other door/room, you’ll need some sort of ducting system. Thus, there will be a large reduction in the amount of air that passes through the duct. Set up a fan at the far end of the vent that is at least 1.5 times more powerful than the tent’s exhaust fan in order to overcome this difficulty.
Tip 3 of 7: Keep the Exhaust-Intake Holes At Opposite Positions
No matter how hard you try, some warm air from the exhaust system will remain in the room despite your efforts to eliminate it. You may avoid having your plants breathe it over and over again by using a simple workaround. As you are aware, warm air is more likely to be found in the top portion of the room due to the high light density in the upper section of the room. As a result, the air at the ground level will be significantly colder. As a result, be certain that your exhaust system is located at the very top of your tent.
Fortunately, the majority of high-quality tents are designed with this precise configuration in mind.
Tip 4 of 7: Use An AC Unit for the Room
Many of your troubles will be resolved if you install an air conditioning unit in the room where your grow tent is located. In these instances, a mini-split air conditioner is suggested over a window air conditioner or a split air conditioner. Here are some of the advantages of having a high-quality micro split air conditioner in your room:
It’ll Keep The Temperature Down
Consider the fact that temperature build-up is one of the difficulties associated with venting inside the same room.
An air conditioning unit, on the other hand, may be able to help in this situation.
It can Dehumidify Your Room(for A Price)
In air conditioning equipment, there is a section where condensation forms on a coil when the system is being operated. As a result, it will draw moisture from the air and channel it into a drainage system. You must, however, maintain a close check on the air to ensure that it does not get excessively dry.
It Keeps Supplying New Air
Although air conditioners are unable to remove stale air, they may certainly bring in fresh air. And that’s a nice bonus when you’re having trouble venting the tent when you’re in the same room with it. If you are unable to bring in fresh, new air from other locations, the air conditioner can help you address the situation.
Tip 5 of 7: Don’t Rely on Passive Venting
You would believe that simply opening the door would be sufficient to remove the exhaust air from the room. This is not always the case. However, that was a pure coincidence! As a result of the high temperature of the exhaust air, they are more likely to become attached to the ceiling of the room. It will completely derail your entire strategy unless and until you have an active exhaust system for the grow tent ventilation system in place to drain them out completely. It is sufficient to run ducting till the window or door, attic, or chimney, and then direct the exhaust air out through these openings.
Tip 6 of 7: Use A Premium Carbon Filter
We are all aware of the need of a carbon filter in a growing system. However, when you’re venting into the same room as the source of the problem, the need of these filters increases even more. This is due to the fact that coal dust may be recirculated around the grow area/room in such circumstances, which is detrimental to both the air and the plants. Spend a little more money on a carbon filter of superior quality. Investigate and discover filters that include Australian activated coal by conducting a little study.
Tip 7 of 7: Set the System Right for the Light/Dark Cycles
The likelihood of plants transpiring increases when there is darkness. Moreover, they carry out photosynthesis during the light-dark cycle. Additionally, while the lights are on, the building of heat is more frequent. Furthermore, when the dark cycle is activated, the accumulation of humidity is more regular. This means that understanding what your air circulation/temperature/humidity should be throughout these two periods is critical. Because the intake air is coming from the same room as the exhaust air, you should keep these considerations in mind.
Possible Issues and Remedies
When there is darkness, plants are more prone to transpire. Moreover, they carry out photosynthesis throughout the light phase of the day. When the lights are on, the heat accumulation is also more regular. Furthermore, when the dark cycle is activated, humidity accumulation occurs more often. This means that understanding what your air circulation, temperature, and humidity should be throughout these two periods is critical.
You should keep these needs in mind because you will be sourcing the intake air from the same room. Maintain optimal air circulation by using inline ventilation fans on a regular basis and according to an appropriate schedule.
CO2 Filter Not Working
It is possible that the carbon filter is not actively operating at all times. This means that the exhaust air will not be completely devoid of odors. The causes for this might be one of two types:
- The activated carbon has reached saturation. Despite the fact that the activated carbon is not saturated, it is unable to function.
When it comes to the first scenario, there is no other option except changing the carbon filter or fabricating a new carbon filter. Before you do that, you need find out how long your carbon filter will last you. In the second scenario, it’s possible that the humidity in the air was the one who shut off the carbons’ ability to conduct electricity. Dehumidifiers placed inside the tent would be the best solution in those situations.
Mold Buildup on Wall
When it comes to the first scenario, there is no other option except to replace the carbon filter or create a new carbon filter. Before you do that, you need find out how long your carbon filter will be effective for. Alternatively, it is possible that the carbons’ activeness has been reduced as a result of high humidity levels. Dehumidifiers placed inside the tent would be effective in such situations.
There is no other option other than to separate the wall from the damp air. You might try utilizing a whole-house dehumidifier to ensure that the air is sufficiently dry. Additionally, some air conditioners are equipped with a built-in dehumidifier, which may be beneficial. Whether you are venting via those small holes in the wall, you should check to see if this is the case. Because the purpose of these holes is to preserve the wall cavities rather than to exhaust moist air from within the room.
When you’re utilizing a mini-split air conditioner to cool down the room where the tent is placed, the cooling should be adjusted to match the amount of heat that is emitted by the tent. Otherwise, an uneven heating-cooling ratio will result in an air system that is either excessively humid or too dry.
Use a mini-split air conditioner to chill the room where the tent is placed. The cooling should be equal to or more than that produced by the tent’s heat output. In any other case, an uneven heating-cooling ratio will result in either an excessively humid or an excessively dry air-conditioning environment.
Quick Grow Tent Ventilation Tips Before We Finish
- Keep a close watch out for any changes in temperature. The use of inexpensive thermometers will suffice
- In the event that you are successful in connecting the room to central heat and air conditioning, this will alleviate a great deal of your concerns. For as long as you are able, keep the doors and windows (if any) open. Do not use the little vents on the wall of the room to vent your air. Mold can accumulate in the wall cavities if they are not installed properly. During the summer, pay more attention to the overall condition of the ventilation system. Summer, in comparison to winter, provides higher temperatures and higher humidity to any air conditioning system.
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