My fruiting room

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  1. Pistilwhipped

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    I put this building together this spring. Nothing special, but it is dedicated to one purpose. Ignore the junk cars in the background!

    First is the lumber pile. I thought this was all I needed to build the structure but wasn't even close. Between my tendency to overbuild and my other tendency to sweat tiny details, I probably doubled that pile by the time I finished. What I never actually took pictures of is the concrete pads I poured. One is visible in the background and the others are still in the forms.

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    I was trying my best to avoid building permits, so I had to keep under a certain size and I couldn't pour a real foundation, so it's sitting on 5 pads. Those are pressure treated 4x4's spanning the pads to stiffen it up.

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    Worked late. Finished floor.
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    Framing goes up
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    Roof went on. Siding too.
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    Several photos missing, but you get the point. Windows went in.
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    Insulation installed and layers of 6 mil plastic went up everywhere to protect walls/insulation from any escaping moisture.

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    More missing photos. Interior walls were skinned with 3/8 ply and caulked in tight with Vulkem (brand name of a very effective non shrinking caulk). Windows were cased out on the inside and then the whole thing was double primed with a quality oil primer. The top two coats are done with a silicone coating. It eliminates all worries of water seepage. Walls and floor are the same stuff, just two colors. This product goes on thick and is designed to cover outdoor decks so it is tough too.

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    And I still haven't sided the thing. We ran out of money and will be finishing it off at the end of summer when some of my bigger paint jobs come up.

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    More has been done since then, doors on, I set up an A/C that is fed air filtered from outside that then in turn feeds through my mister. The A/C never touches the wet air.

    Building stays between 55 and 60 F and is a joy to walk into after a hot miserable day at work. Currently producing about 15-20 pounds weekly from this building.
     
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    damn thats bad ass
     
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    Lovely bro, 15-20 lbs a week is excellent for a building that size. Lumber guesstimating is tough, no way to know until you start building the damn thing. I love building projects like this bc you are never really done, you'll be thinking, 'how bout a wrap around deck? Or why not paint a mural on it?'. I like the big window too, I got large glass doors on my new building to let in more light, I think the mushies like the natural light too.
     
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    Kickin ass brother!
     
  5. treewood

    treewood mediocre mycologist Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    awesome job....what size is it? 12x8 ?
     
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    Yep. 12 x 8. Later this year I plan on setting up a 'hoop house'. Something around 20 feet long and 15 feet wide.

    In my head it was 100% planned out, lol. I was so, so wrong.
     
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    Vulkem is the shit. We use it to deal walk in coolers and freezers when we build them. It certainly isn't cheap. Great job on the build.
     
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    Thanks Glasskrakr! Nice to meet you.
     
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    Nice to meet you as well.

    Have you ever looked in to Red Guard or similar products for moisture a moisture barrier? It might be overkill, but it works great. Just roll it on. Super easy. If you went the extra mile with Vulkem it might be up your alley. I've used it for shower pan liners with no problems. Just throwing it out there.
     
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    Nice build pistil.. I built something very similar, but with no windows..lol
    For obvious reasons. Installed an AC and im working on the finishing details, but I've got my first 5 tubs in there.. just like you said, it feels nice to walk in there during the hot weather and cool off.. it's also my smoke room now. Lol
    20lbs is a nice haul pistil. Great job again, looking forward to seeing some pics of your grows.
     
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    Red Guard? Looking it up now. Could have gone with cheaper products. Definitely will on the next build. Learned a lot from this first one. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Will have to check out your gallery KP. If you learned any new tricks in the building process, I'd love to hear them. Same goes for you FallenOak! I was checking out your pink run and I have to say...jealous. I mean, you have a nice rack. Several, in fact, lol. I love those rolling shelves! And the pristine clean look of the room is awesome. Did you apply extra coating to them?


    Edit: Looked up that product.
    "rated for heavy duty usage"
    That sounds like the right product for me.
     
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    :laugh:

    Nah, i didn't paint the shelves. They hold up pretty well, the black painted ones more so than the chrome ones. The frequent bleach cleanings do more damage than the humidity does IMO.
     
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    That's awesome man! Everything looks great! I'm pleased to see you healthy and were able to get things set up. Best of luck to you! :cheers:
     
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    Wow!! Excellent build!
    Me too wanna see pics of your racks
     
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    Still don't have racks built, lol. Everything is sitting on upside down monotubs or in the window sills :p

    I'm going to use (old) aluminum ladder sections for shelving, they're about the right depth, they are easily cut to length and they don't corrode.
     
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