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How to Build a Fan Powered Mist Maker
A small fan powered fogponics unit like Nutramist can be easily built at home using just a few things purchased online. These instructions can be manipulated or adjusted for different applications like a home humidifier, or unit to treat areas for mold remediation or smells.
You will need the following things....
- 5 gallon bucket and lid
- waterproof micro fan
- six speed variable voltage plug from radioshack
- 1/4" tubing
- 1/4" NPT float valve (small) (not the float you will receive with your purchase- that float is not needed for this project)
- 1/4" barb fittings
- 1-2" flexible hose
- 1-2" barbed bulkhead fitting
- External nutrient reservoir of your choice
- First, set your mist maker in the bottom of the 5 gallon bucket and fill it with water until it is at its optimal mist producing height. Mark your water height on the bucket and empty everything out.
- Now you must determine where to drill a hole to install your float valve. This is in order to keep the water level at your predetermined height.
- After installing the float valve, connect your quarter inch tubing and route it to your main nutrient reservoir. Connect it to this reservoir with your 1/4" barbed fitting.
- Now you will need to choose a spot to install your fan. Find a spot based on your own needs. Just make sure that you stay away from any spash that the mist maker may put out. when installing the fan, make sure that it is blowing fresh air into the bucket creating a positive pressure zone.
- Opposite of the fan, you will install your 1 to 2 inch bulkhead fitting along with your output hose. Positive pressure from your fan will force fog up and out of your new fogponics unit.
- Fog can be routed directly into your root chamber, and then cycled back into the bucket through either a small drain with quarter inch tubing, or a full-size hose similar to your output hose.