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  • marshall reagan 1 year ago

    If you use the spray paint for plastic it won,t be as apt to peel & it is a lot cheaper . I think KRYLON is the brand . 

  • orlaimage 1 year ago

    Thank you for posting, lots of great information and goo tips. I have a question: Did you try to use a micro mist spray?, I might be wrong, but I believe it will use much less water and also will increase the oxygenation inside the tower.
    Also could give a detail list of what is necessary to built one of those towers. and it would be very helpful for me to know how much nutrients I use in the water and how to control the PH
    Thank you again and I Love your Videos
    Orlando

  • Jake Yu 1 year ago

    What is the purpose of the smaller plastic disk bolted onto the Iced Tea bottom? The water flows up through the tubing and spreads out along the Iced Tea bottom, right? Why put that disk above it?

  • David Crawford 1 year ago

    This looks great! I love how 'finished' it looks with the truck liner spray on it. For indoor towers do you think it would still be fine to use the 5 gallon buckets or would you still suggest the use of a cooler?

  • Paul Needham 1 year ago

    Hi Mike, Greetings from Bedford, England. I'm fascinated by your project and thinking I might give it a try next Spring. I have a really small back garden and this might offer more growing space. I am wondering if you can get the optimum oxygenation of your solution in such a closed system and if there might be a way to introduce more fresh air without the rigmarole of added pumps and airstones. Thanks for the vids. Please keep em coming.

  • chris lane 1 year ago

    How do you secure the post so it doesn't get tippy and fall over?

  • Hollis Inman (Jack) 1 year ago

    I built one of these based on your other video. The tip to use a small paint brush to spread this(nothing like wood glue) glue was a BIG help, I usually use starbucks wooden stir sticks for spreading glue. Sprung for a 9.8 ft pump so I'm using the whole 8 ft post, 28 cup holders. got lucky the pump fits inside the post and I used 1/2 inch pvc pipe for the pipe up and shower head just to keep my options open. Wind is a big problem here,Nashville TN, this year also. Thanks

  • Deb Lovemytechy 1 year ago

    How did I miss your video!
    been waiting for this..

    Alright good looking stuff 

    My rain tower is 4 weeks old now and I am understanding different concerns you have had with it:

    1) My PH went up like crazy: I found out using vinegar or anything organic in these is a big mistake.. I had a vinegar production going in mine in the first 2 weeks.. mother vinegar growing everywhere clogging the holes, my PH would go to 8 in 5 hours from PH6.
    I got some GH PHdown dry solution and adjusted my PH and cleaned the tower with bleach and H2O2 and got rid of that issue.

    2) Cooling the solution: man I did not think I will have an issue with that since I am indoor but turned out that 25-27c is not the best for hydroponics.. Have to find an easy system to bring it down under 20c..
    I went with a 5 gallon rectangle bucket with some bubble wrap to insulate it but man your coolman is the way to go.. I assume that fits 10-20gallons
    I am excited to see what you are working on for cooling system. 
    the past 2 weeks I have been doing daily iced half gallon bottles  that last half a day for me in there but I am working on a peltier (thermoelectric cooling pump) device design.. 
    Aquarium Chillers are an option too but they will be sitting on the outside of the unit and that also adds 200-400$ to the price of the system and you need another water pump etc 

    3) The top rain part is hard part to deal with and coming up with an easy solid way of doing it still takes innovation

    4) I spent a lot of time cleaning the PVC pipes off the writings on them, indoor I am not concerned with UV but coating it was a good choice all around and well worth it.

    so 2 question:
    a) what model is your water reservoir?

    b) let us know more about the cooling system you have in mind..

    Thank you!

  • Mike Walker 1 year ago

    Total cost for the new tower was around
    $175 . That includes everything., materials , grow stones , water and air pumps and nutrients. Stayed with the same 400 GPH pump.

  • Karl Becker 1 year ago

    Great looking tower Mike.  I can't wait to see how you finish it.  Although it looks like you had no problem with expansion of foam, you could use the foam for windows and doors (blue label) as it doesn't expand as much.  I like the chest idea since the solution will stay cooler that way.

  • quiglag 1 year ago

    That looks good. The access from that split lid will be nice. My only worry would be it falling over in the wind. I had mine fall over (ice chest and all) and had to add guy-wires to it. I never had a problem with algae growing in mine though.