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    Quote Originally Posted by CityDweller View Post
    I always buy cheap timers. After a few years they fail. Grow shop owner says that his more expensive ones have the same problem and he would not advise buying them. I just check the amp rating on the timer and make sure it can handle 5 more amps than I am using.
    I know a few people using the cheap ones and they have never had no problems so far! I just don't want to risk causing a fire. Suppose if anything the gro shop owner is an honest person and not just trying to flog you more expensive gear!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tavish View Post
    I know a few people using the cheap ones and they have never had no problems so far! I just don't want to risk causing a fire. Suppose if anything the gro shop owner is an honest person and not just trying to flog you more expensive gear!

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    I had 3 lights on 1 cheap timer and it got very hot. I checked the amperage rating and learned my lesson. I occasionally check my timers by feeling them. If they are getting hot i would worry. Same with cords. Nothing should be hot. As long as you are under the amp rating everything should run cool.
    It is nice to have an honest grow room owner. Never tried to "sell" me anything.

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    Just read this thread in total amazement!

    Growing in a garage is fine... but it's stupid cold outside at the moment & unless your garage is insulated it'll easily be hitting minus something at night

    Soooo.... someone recommended heating.... I have a better idea

    Grow autos on a 24/0 light scale, it'll get you around spending on a heater (that would probably be the same wattage as your light) & grow you some extra bud too

    But that's just me, others have other opinions I just hate the idea of a heater if you could run a light instead - However, this approach only works with autos


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tavish View Post
    I know a few people using the cheap ones and they have never had no problems so far! I just don't want to risk causing a fire. Suppose if anything the gro shop owner is an honest person and not just trying to flog you more expensive gear!

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    If you are worried about fire, check out the automatic fire extinguishers on ebay. They are like a glass ball that explodes and showers everything around it with fire retardant powder when a fire breaks out. Think they are about 30 quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    Just read this thread in total amazement!

    Growing in a garage is fine... but it's stupid cold outside at the moment & unless your garage is insulated it'll easily be hitting minus something at night

    Soooo.... someone recommended heating.... I have a better idea

    Grow autos on a 24/0 light scale, it'll get you around spending on a heater (that would probably be the same wattage as your light) & grow you some extra bud too

    But that's just me, others have other opinions I just hate the idea of a heater if you could run a light instead - However, this approach only works with autos
    ONly works with HID though. Using LEDs i struggle to keep my little tent above 22c and its in the warmest room in my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priapus View Post
    ONly works with HID though. Using LEDs i struggle to keep my little tent above 22c and its in the warmest room in my house.
    Know what you mean... I played with autos in the winter a few year back & was struggling with low temps even at lights on

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    Yep it's not the watts to worry about but the amps. The watts are units of power, but the amps measure resistance. The resistance in a line is what causes heat buildup.

    This is why circuit breakers are rated in terms of amps.

    Make sure u have a high enough amp rated circuit, but also get yourself a high rated surge protector strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    Just read this thread in total amazement!

    Growing in a garage is fine... but it's stupid cold outside at the moment & unless your garage is insulated it'll easily be hitting minus something at night

    Soooo.... someone recommended heating.... I have a better idea

    Grow autos on a 24/0 light scale, it'll get you around spending on a heater (that would probably be the same wattage as your light) & grow you some extra bud too

    But that's just me, others have other opinions I just hate the idea of a heater if you could run a light instead - However, this approach only works with autos
    Thanks for the advice! My garage is extremely cold but iv got a little halogen heater for now which doesn't use a great deal of electricity, so I had that turned on last night and it only took 10/15 mins to heat up so thats a bonus! I'm going to be blocking the door off with some form of insulation as that's where the cold is getting in! Il be in there everyday anyways as its attached to the house via a door thru kitchen so I can keep a close eye on the temperature

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priapus View Post
    If you are worried about fire, check out the automatic fire extinguishers on ebay. They are like a glass ball that explodes and showers everything around it with fire retardant powder when a fire breaks out. Think they are about 30 quid.
    Thanks that's worth looking into!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priapus View Post
    If you are worried about fire, check out the automatic fire extinguishers on ebay. They are like a glass ball that explodes and showers everything around it with fire retardant powder when a fire breaks out. Think they are about 30 quid.


    Ebay item 222773142988 - £24.99 (inc P&P)

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    Ebay item 283259948572 £26.49 (inc P&P)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Yep it's not the watts to worry about but the amps. The watts are units of power, but the amps measure resistance. The resistance in a line is what causes heat buildup.

    This is why circuit breakers are rated in terms of amps.

    Make sure u have a high enough amp rated circuit, but also get yourself a high rated surge protector strip.
    Thanks man!

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    A very very easy way to work out if a extension lead can handle the power is too use ohm's law . Add up the total wattage of your products and then divide by volts this will give you the true amps used .


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    Il do that thank you!

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    Hey tavish.

    I haven't welcomed anyone yet to the talk. So for the craic, here's a welcome to ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starcodex View Post
    Hey tavish.

    I haven't welcomed anyone yet to the talk. So for the craic, here's a welcome to ya.

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    Thanks Starcodex! You're all a good bunch

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    Welcome to the community!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welch123 View Post
    Welcome to the community!
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    yer all welcomed into the madhouse tav
    enjoy the stay be seeing yer about, best decision ya made is joining up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lipnobody View Post
    yer all welcomed into the madhouse tav
    enjoy the stay be seeing yer about, best decision ya made is joining up here.
    Cheers lipnobody! Am loving it so far

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