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Re: Insulating grow tent with Thermawrap/others

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Right,

How big is the garage? I ask as you are venting warm air into the indoor area. You would be much better off just insulating the whole thing. Yes it adds up but it's a job worth doing. This will keep the ambient temps up. Or you'll just suck cold air into the tent, and the air you ate paying to heat up will cool twice twice as fast as the ambient garage temps are low. It's a pain in the arse I know as I was inna garage for ages. I wish I'd just insulated the whole thing.

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Its a single garage mate. Valid point. I just don't have th3 time at the moment to pick up that project, but in this case I'd rather spend the money properly, so I may just throw some blankets on top or buy the toolstation jobby rather than the premium quilt stuff for now. I've grown throughout winter in soil before and it wasn't too bad..yes it will cost more..but still worth it. I'll have to put a nutrient heater in the autopot reservoir no doubt as temps get lower. Fingers crossed I can still do well in th3 next grow out . Thanks fir your input bro

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Re: Insulating grow tent with Thermawrap/others

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I built an insulation box around my tent with thick Polystyrene boards. Created a door for easy access and have my in take on a timer so it brings air in just not 24hrs a day so the temp doesn't drop too much. My outake is powerful enough to being some air through the fan when off. Mines also in a garage per se. Radiator and an inkbird. I also have about 10cm space all around the box with my outtake ducting circulating the warm air around the tent. Keeps the tent a little more cosy. Not ideal but it works for the cold snaps through winter. Saves the radiator being on 24hrs a day.

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I have a 3x3 tent and my first year growing I put underneath the tent, a thick foam board insulation. My floors are very cold and with a thermometer gun I checked the floor before and after and I definitely made a difference in the floor temps. As for the walls they seemed pointless to insulate with the low quality insulation I bought. Maybe with the higher end insulation, but it wasn't cost effective for me. I bought the cheapest white foam board that looked like styrofoam.

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Re: Insulating grow tent with Thermawrap/others

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Benjic93 wrote:
Tue Nov 22, 2022 11:06 pm
I built an insulation box around my tent with thick Polystyrene boards. Created a door for easy access and have my in take on a timer so it brings air in just not 24hrs a day so the temp doesn't drop too much. My outake is powerful enough to being some air through the fan when off. Mines also in a garage per se. Radiator and an inkbird. I also have about 10cm space all around the box with my outtake ducting circulating the warm air around the tent. Keeps the tent a little more cosy. Not ideal but it works for the cold snaps through winter. Saves the radiator being on 24hrs a day.
See I've always thought that's a bad thing..re circulating the extracted air..but come to think of it.. it will be mixed with some fr3sh air outside the tent anyway so shouldn't be too much of a bother. I was thinking of dropping my outtake near my passive intake so in essence it will be sucking in some warm air.

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I’m in an insulated room but… I grabbed a load of sleeping bags from the loft and they work amazing!

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