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Oil drum Garden


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I was thinking that it would be cool to grow in a 55 or 85 gallon oil drum. it would be the ideal stealth garden when you think about it, just cut a door hole in front and cut a door from another drum and weld it up with some hinges and your set. hopfully i'll make a drawing and get it on here pretty soon.

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not really, if you cut a door that is 1/3 the Circumference wide and almost the full height. You could put a revolving table on the bottom of the drum.

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Finally made a model of the drum without the door on. heres a pic.

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heres another picture at a different angle.

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where are you planning on putting this drum?.....if outdoors maintaining the temp would prove to be a problem as the metal will cool very quickly, and in the sun will cause a lot of heat, and humidity.....i'd do some tests of it before planting.....also how were you planing on making the door lightproof?......Peace out.....Sid

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I was planning on putting this drum inside and in a corner of my workshop, you know, disguise it as an everyday peice of junk. Its really easy for me to hide stuff because I'm such a pack rat and every time i go dumpster diving i just get more and more and eventualy it builds up. I was going to put some foam rubber on the outer inch of the drum to seal it off.
I was also thinking of putting another drum on top and welding the 2 together and then cutting out a big tall doorway to get more height.the drum in the picture is 1'10 1/2" in diameter and 2'10" tall, with the pot and light it only leaves you around 18" of growing space.

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would be better to weld the 2 together, and also rid it of any harmfull fumes......Peace out.....Sid

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yeah i know what you mean about fumes, the drums used to have radiator coolant in them.

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yeah you really have to get all the fumes out.....very hard with big drums for some reason.....Peace out....Sid

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what about burning it out and cleaning up the soot after. Is that shit flammable?

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yeah, I have a wirefeed MIG welder.

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the idea is revived! except 30 gallon now:D

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I think growing in a drum is a great idea! No corners so light is always reflected to the plants and not lost in corners. You should get 2 55 gallon drums for like $10 US if not free. And cut out the hole like you said. With the second drum cut out a door thats about 1" bigger then the hole so it overlaps. Attach hinges and weatherstriping and the overlap will be sealed. Then you can put a padlock to keep it to yourself, and dont forget the combo ;). Do you plan on doing a scrog, 4 plant SOG, or just one big main cola?

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u should just use a big trash can

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an oil drum is stronger

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Yep
The oil drum would be stronger,
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i like the trash can idea, a wheeley bin wud b gr8 4 it, or a big plastic water butt. or or..... hmmm got me thinking now!

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I was thinkin about a plastic bin, the kind you put in offices,
make a fake dish on top and fill it with paper and underneath is a grow box,
its a big bin though like 4ft and maybe 3.5f growspace underneath and its circular too,
and wouldnt be very suspicious either..............
Hmmmmmm
Im going in town monday and finding me a bin!
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What happens if someone trys to throw out the garbage or throws there garbage in it.


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