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DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:47 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

here i will give you the basic grow tent. from parts,to frame, to covered. this can be used to build a 5x5x5 or any size below that. if you want bigger just buy longer pvc. now,the first thing you need to look at is what will be hanging in the tent. the equipment will dictate the size pvc needed..you can use 1 inch pvc down to 1/2 inch. for this build i am useing 1/2 pvc. the light is a small 2 foot 6 bulb t5. and my dimensions are not 5x5x5. its 60 inches high 25 inches wide and 25 inches deep, so lets begin. here is what you will need. 10 pvc pipes 5 feet in length. 8 three way 90 degree elbows.a good duct tape. i use a tape made for poly. tape measure and a cutting method. i use a pipe cutting tool.


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:50 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

next step is to figure out how wide and deep you want it. for my case its 25 wide and 25 deep. so i will need to cut 2 pipes down, so i get 8, 25 inch pieces


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:52 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

now that you have that done, you will need to assemble the bottom, 4 pieces of pipe, 4 of the 90 degree 3 way elbows


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:53 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

now that the bottom is done. put in ur vertical pipes. mine are 5 feet


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:55 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

now put together the remaining parts that you cut and finish the top, and install, should like like a complete box frame


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:57 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

now the fun part!!! lets cut some poly!!! i hang mine like this, to cut it, i cut enough to cover front,side,and back, for my box, it will be 115 inches long, and 65 inches high, cut it longer cause we will trim later.


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:59 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

now that we have it cut, we will attach it to the top of the box like this. try to keep it flush. use tape to hold in place at corners,,,
once you have it all around the frame, and are happy with how it looks, u can tape it to pvc frame, i overlap the tape, half on poly, have on pvc. figure out what side ur door is on, and do not tape it to pvc at the top ot the bottom of the frame. just use tape to hold it to a side,


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:03 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

take the box and turn it on its side, so we can trim excess of bottom, should look something like this. trim it up and tape to pvc, all but where the door will be,


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:08 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

now stand it back up. should look like this.


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in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:10 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

now set the box over the panda film that is bigger than the outside of box, and trim down, about 1/2 inch all around the frame, and tape to the side.


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:10 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

now. lets do the top. take a piece of poly thats bigger than the box and attach it flush to 2 corners. should look something like this

trim to size and tape to sides.


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:20 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

you should now have a complete box with all but a finished door. the top and bottom should be lined up. cause we trimmed all that to size,,,for my use, i have about 4 inches of overlap going to a side. i just use velcro in spots around the door to keep it closed. the door on this box opens from the right., you can modify the design as you see fit. this is just a basic intro to tent building


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:21 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points



my light fits great in this size tent


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RE: DIY grow tent.

in DIY Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:24 pm
by bbr751 | 424 Posts | 1841 Points

summary.. i built 2 tens with a 10 feet by 25 feet roll of panda film,,, the first tent was 5x5x30 inches i have $29,99 in the film and $65 in pvc and parts. not bad for 2 tents :)


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