Posted 13 August 2007 - 01:26 PM
I did a closet grow (4 plants) back in college. We lived in a 4 unit apartment building. The unit below was for showing purposes, so it was empty. We didn't use any odor masking equipment. We sealed the front door w/plastic and duct tape. We could only use the back door. ( the parking was in the back anyway) All was well for about 4 months, and then one day the maintenece man had to check something in our apartment. We were kicking back on our back deck when he came walking up the steps. As soon as the back sliding glass was opened, he got hit in the face with the smell. He just said " somethin' smells mighty tastey" He asked if we had anything to sell. We told him we didn't sell weed, but we would burn with him. We smoked him up and all was well. We got fucking lucky!
Hashman is right about the fact that the super will have a set of keys if you rent. I'd suggest changing the locks, just don't tell them.
Better yet, buy a friggin house. Do you watch the news? The housing bubble has burst. It's a buyer's market. Hell my house was appraised for what it was worth 8 years ago. I bought in a sellers market. I plan on being in this house til I die, so it will eventually appreciate. But now is the time to buy. Mortgage companies are hurting, they will loan to anyone right now. You don't need a bunch of money down. In Illinois right now if you are a 1st time buyer, you can get a $5000 grant towards a down payment. There is a subdivision going up a mile from me and the town is giving $3000 towards the down payment to anyone that buys. A 1st timer would get $8000 towards the down payment. I bought my 1st house with only $1500 in my pocket. You say you got $10,000 to invest in a grow op. I've got $1000-$1200 invested in mine, and I can do 12-18 plants. Take most of that $ and find you a house that is being foreclosed (there are plenty out there). Go to the bank that has the lien and strike a deal. Fuck renting.