Medium Scale Fruiting Room

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  1. FallenOak

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    Ok yall, I have been delaying starting this thread for so long, hoping I could finish entirely before I post, but alas, my itchy typing fingers got the best of me, and it's so close to being finished!
    I hope to update this thread frequently in the next coming weeks as this build wraps up and we start production.

    As some of you may know, I moved out to the sticks recently with a generous loan to scale up my specialty mushroom production. We started the summer off with a kit barn packed in peices on pallets and hoped to end it with a functional fruiting room. The buildings base structure is a 12'x24' barn, to which we added a 6'x18' equipment room. The foundation is on-grade supported with cinder blocks and 4"x4" runners. The subfloor was raised 3" with high strength concrete, sloping to 1.5" in the center to accommodate a trench drain.
    We managed to do most of the work ourselves, only contracting out for concrete, drywall and electrical.
    Walls are painted with catalyzed epoxy paint, and concrete is soon to be sealed with epoxy garage sealer.
    I will go into the more techy stuff later as it is all still in pieces, and I'm sure there will be much in the way of tweaking before it works how I want it to.

    Here are some pics to show the progress that has been made.

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    Equip. room mock up, not the final set up, just to see how stuff fits.
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    In this last image the lights are mocked up for wiring and the drywall is just floated and textured. The concrete pad is poured and you can see the drain in the center, still covered with moisture barrier. We've gone in and taken the lights down for the epoxy paint so we can get the bare 2x4 rafters sealed.
     
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    Heck yeah man. Get it sealed up and filled up!
     
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    Thanks yall, honestly I am in this up to my nostrils and the pressure of not having consistent income during this build phase has been enormous. It's hard as balls to work odd jobs and scrape by while simultaneously constructing a future primary source of income. And the fact that it is a mystery as to if or how it will work until it is tested gets my nerves up for sure.
    I have hope for the future though.
    Just have to keep convincing myself and my investors that I know what I'm doing in the mean time.
    At the same time I did have a lot of fun building it, tested my strength in many ways, and am sure to be tested further.

    Edit: btw I am open to any and all input/suggestions as well as questions, I don't believe in commercial propriety and secrecy, and honestly don't have any secrets or claim to know anything that yall don't. I'm just a guy that is crazy enough to have a go at this.
     
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    Envy is a terrible and poisonous emotion but I'm going to wallow in it anyway. That is sweet! How perfect and it looks like you guys did a helluva job on everything. Professional work 10/10.
     
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    Lol. Plz don't envy me pistil, the heartache and stress of the build have pushed me to tears at certain points and tested my relationships.
    Ok, one thing to remember when you get around to building your larger scale room, (as I know you will now that you have some inspiration) all a fruiting room is is a giant shower in a home builders sense, it needs a drain and a 'shower pan' (concrete rimmed with Hardie backer and lined with poly in our case) and waterproof everything, would have been more professional just to tile the whole fucker, but that woulda cost some serious dough compared to painting it.
     
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    Well, damn, I know I am wallowing in envy myself, very nice!
     
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    Picking up sawdust and coffee grounds today, 3015 oyster spawn was ordered on Monday, gonna start production this week! once we spawn our first round of 100 bags there will be a ticking clock on finishing this room. I realize this is putting the cart before the horse but we really can't afford to wait any longer.
    Fingers crossed!
     
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    First round of epoxy on the floor and first 100 bags right after innoc.

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    Bags before innoc:
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    Edit: I fd up these pics links editing the post, the bottom attachments should work

    And here are some of the bags today, two days after innoc:

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    Looking good, man!
     
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    Only 100 bags!? You lazy lima bean! LOL just kidding. Looking good bud. That's a huge fucking project, and you're nailing it. Do you have a lot of help?
     
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    hah! Thanks man, yes I have a lot of help from my SO Megan and my good friend/ employee Eric.
     
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    It's great you have two people as crazy as you to jump down the rabbit hole with! Killing it buddy. Rock on! :)
     
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    You got it going on! If you ever need anything don't hesitate to holla!
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    Thanks man! ROFL! :laugh: I love Tim & Eric!
     
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    Some serious stuff going on.... :super:
     
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    Vapor tight fluorescents and LEDs alternating, hung up and sealed up with a menagerie of gaskets, o-rings, grommets, stainless hardware and silicone caulk, and best of all, they work! The rubber wall base trim is absolutely clutch, plus it looks cool, reminds me of a hospital or lab.

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