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Paranoid about fire
Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:29 AM
I have two cfls two pc fans and an air supply coming from outside, I hooked a socket into the upstairs wiring loop and plug into that everything is protected with 5 amp fuses.
My question is should I be paranoid about the lights/ ballasts catching fire? They stay fairly cool with the fans, but because its in the attic if something were to happen i cant help but feel like i wouldent notice it before it was too late.
Anyone done anything like this before?
Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:45 PM
Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:09 PM
If your still paranoid get yourself a "Flame Defender" They cost about $40. Basically an automatic fire extinguisher that kicks on once it senses 150 deg. Pretty cheap fire insurance. In my opinion every grow room should have one/
Do you know anything about the types of fires these things can handle? I read somewhere that only their largest model was rated for electrical fires.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:15 PM
Flame defender sounds like a good idea didnt even know there was such a thing, anyway thanks all, happy growing and hopefully one day we will be able to grow in peace!
Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:20 PM
Class ABC: The ABC class is filled with monoammonium phosphate, a yellow powder that leaves a sticky residue that may cause damage to electrical appliances such as a computer or home entertainment equipment. But, the advantage here is that these dry chemical extinguishers leave a non-flammable substance on the extinguished material, reducing the likelihood of re-ignition –unlike the CO2 style extinguishers which just rob the fire of oxygen momentarily.
Class A: Extinguishers that are ready for a fire that breaks out in ordinary combustible materials such as paper, wood, cardboard and most plastics. The numerical rating on a Class A extinguisher indicates the amount of water it holds and the amount of fire it can then extinguish.
Class B: Extinguishers that can take on a fire that involves flammable or combustible liquids such as gasoline, kerosene, grease and oil. The numerical rating on Class A extinguishers indicates the approximate number of square feet of fire it can extinguish.
Class C: Extinguishers that can handle fires involving electrical equipment such as appliances, wiring, circuit breakers and outlets. Water can NEVER be used to extinguish Class C fires – the risk of electrical shock is dangerously high! Class C extinguishers do not have a numerical rating and the Class C extinguishing agent is non-conductive.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:44 PM
1st pic is the socket i wired into upstairs light loop.
Painted the inside white , the air duct goes to an air vent bringing in fresh air.
Two fans , one in, one out.
Ono block inside for odour.
And I custom made the pot, and hoops you see are screwed on for LST.
Seeds are germinating as we speak.
Its small but Im sure Ill get something out of it!!!
Posted 10 June 2012 - 04:17 PM
Im going to give it a go and if it doesn't work its a lesson learned.
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