Ever seen an indoor tornado machine? Thanks to the National Weather Service, now you have. This was made using our 5 disc mist maker with a whole lot of creativity.
I am working to get the humidity in my cheese cave (a root cellar that I use to age my cheese in) to 90% humidity while at the same time keeping a temperature of 55 degrees.The temperature of the room likes to keep around 67 degrees and 90% humidity (8 months out of the year, we live in upstate NY) so I installed an air cooling system which takes the air down to 55 degrees however in doing so takes humidity out of the air dropping the humidity to 65%. The cooling system runs on average 16 hours out of a 24 hour day during the summer.I think I need to recycle the water that is coming out of the air cooling system and put it back into the air to keep the humidity at 90%. Right now I am collecting it into a bucket on the floor. I have tried varies ways of getting the humidity back into the air but none have worked yet and I would like to create a closed loop system where I do not have to be manually filling two humidifiers everyday to keep the humidity level at 85%. I am thinking what could work is collecting the water from the cooling system and using a steam maker with around 700ml/hr capacity and blowing it towards the other side of the room. Do you have equipment that you think could solve my problem?The room is 8 feet wide by 8 feet tall and 10 feet long. I attached a drawing of the room to give you a reference.Thanks,
Good to hear from you.
I would personally use our humidistat
to control the humidity in your cheese cave. That way you won't have to worry at all about it.
If you want to only use the water from the ac, and not use a humidistat, I would probably use the mist maker without a float, and just set it in the bottom of the bucket. This way, as soon as the water level is high enough, the mister will kick on until it fogs out the water coming in. my one concern would be that it would stutter because the water is coming in so slow, and the mister would probably outrun the water coming in. You could just let the fan run constantly, so whenever the fogger kicks on, it'll push the fog out into the room. The fan I would use is our 120mm waterproof fan with speed controller.
Whichever you choose, if you want to push the fog to the other side of the room, I would run a piece of 2" PVC to the other side. Just make sure it has a slight slope towards the fogger, so any fog that condensates in the tube will run back into the bucket.
Regarding 700ml/hr.... our single discs do around 500ml/hr, and our 3 discs use about 1500. You could use the single disc, and run it all day, or go with the 3 disc. In my opinion, I would think the single disc unit would be too small to meet the requirements you need to make 90%.
Hope that all made sense!
Great article, from a great customer, on building a humidification system for a grow room. Check it out!
Check out or 6 disc pond fogger in action!
I got some pics from a happy Chameleon owner that has been using our 3 disk mist maker to raise humidity levels in his Chameleon habitat. I think I need to get one of these things! They're pretty awesome looking!
We sold a mist maker to an artist that used the fog for special effects in film. The result is pretty awesome.... and a little creepy :-)
John, I recently ordered everything I needed to build a humidifier for my greenhouse.A 9 disc mist maker, the Humidistat, and a fan kit. All of it together worked out better than I thought it would. My plants are doing great. Thank you for a wonderful p
Got our 3-head kit and fan last week and I wanted to write to tell you how pleased we are! Arrived 2 days from ordering. Took less than 20 minutes to get it up and running (including time it took for the Hubs to gather the hole saw and drill). It works like a champ!
We have a 48 square foot sunroom where I grow mostly cloud-forest orchids (miltoniopsis, masdevallias) and was using ultra-sonic baby room nebulizers trying to keep them happy. Your unit effortlessly provides the 70% - 90% humidity these finicky plants require. With the windows and skylight closed, I only need to run the unit 15 minutes every 2 hours. When the temp reaches 70, I open the windows, door and skylight and run the unit continuously (up to 6 hours) to maintain 70%.
Plants are thriving and I'm sharing my experience with everyone in my local orchid society.
Thank you for a great product and excellent customer service!
Ohio orchid grower
Good afternoon, I have a small commercial nursery for tropical plants and we need to start replacing some Korean humidifiers that are failing. Anyways, I'd like to create some custom humidifiers from garbage totes as seen elsewhere, just wondering exac
Great to hear from you. The humidifiers are pretty easy to build. You can get pretty fancy with it, or just Stay basic.
You will need a 120mm waterproof fan
In less you have a very small enclosure, then you could get away with that 80 mm. You can also use a auto fill mini float
To control the water level in your Reservoir, And automatically keep it full.
If you want to precisely control the humidity in your greenhouse, you can use one of our humidistats
. This will automatically turn your humidifier on and off +/-3% of the preset humidity level.
If you don't want to splurge on the humidistat, you can purchase our fog output controller.
This allows you to reduce the output of humidity so you can try to find a nice balance that keeps you around where you need to be.
Hope this helps some,
Hi Chelsea, I've had my vivarium up and running for about a month using a 3 disk mist maker from you guys. The mist maker has been a phenomenal product for me. I'm planning to order another 3 disk mist maker, I just wanted to hear your input before orde
John and team,
Really, really happy with ya'lls company; I received my 12-head and fan faster than expected and they work great. I'm ecstatic to have humidity in my house now - went from somewhere in the teens to over 50% with this system and your YouTube idea for a container. It has been a life-saver; no more scratchy eyes and bloody noses, which has greatly improved me and my wife's (and to cats) morale. We no longer "zap" them when petting the cats.
Feel free to use this in your blog/wherever. Will post a video response soon.
All the best,
Some common questions... 1: I want to make a couple of these to keep my recording studio humid. This doesn’t look any different, tech-wise, form a cool mist humidifier, so it should work fine, correct?2: # of heads:Noise is a concern for me.
Thanks for writing.
It is the same technology as a cool mist humidifier. But store bought humidifiers are typically the 16mm brass discs, and put out a lot less humidity, while needing clean often.
The smaller units are quieter, but it is very minimal. The noise is pretty much just bubbling water. A 9 head may be too much fog, unless your studio is pretty big. A 9-12 head can usually humidify a standard house.
When you lower the voltage, the noise reduction is minimal, but like I said, it's not very noisy to start.
You need a fan to get the fog out of the container. You can put it in a container without a top on it, but you need to point some type of fan at the fog or 90% of the fog will sit in the bottom of the container. The mist makers also splash a little, so if you don't have a lid, you will likely make a mess around the humidifier.
The Int/ext mini float is for controlling an auto filling unit. Here is a mounting diagram. http://thehouseofhydro.com/hydroponic-mini-float-diagram.html
and you can buy it here. http://thehouseofhydro.com/mist-maker-accessories.html
The black, round float is for holding the unit at the correct level in the water.
The anti corrosion unit can be added to your order on the product page. It's under step 2, here. http://thehouseofhydro.com/nine-head-mist-maker.html
The CLR may strip the unit of the coating we use. I'm not sure.
If you get anything on the discs, it won't work properly.
I got a call from the North pole a fews weeks ago. Curious, I answered. It was a customer looking to humidify his home. After hooking him up with some equipment, we BS'd for awhile about the North Pole.
Next thing you know, he is sending my kids a letter from santa, ornaments included! My customers are truly the best!
"That's funny. Kids want to satisfy their curiosity!! We included some ornaments.Enjoy your holidays, feel free to keep in touch.
Humidifier is doing wonders to keep our heads clear!
It's cold here in North Pole...around 10 below zero...will get much colder, with shortest day of year approaching!! Two hrs of daylight on 21st! "
Secure shipping! Our watch dog Ziggy has it locked down! BTW: The FloraDuo you see in the pic is a great choice for fogponics!
I just received this awesome pic from a customer that's using our mist makers to increase the humidity in his frog terrarium. Very cool, thanks! Send your pics using The House of Hydro's mist makers to John@thehouseofhydro.com to receive a free 3 pack of replacement discs!
Hello, I built a small green house out of a shelving unit and Plexiglas. It has 2 shelves for plants, each with special grow lights. I am growing orchids and tropical plants. I was wondering if these misters would solve the watering and humidity
You've come to the right place :-) A large part of my customer base are Orchid growers. You can use our greenhouse controller to maintain the correct humidity. http://thehouseofhydro.com/mist-maker-accessories.html
You can easily make a humidifier with our products. You will need a mist maker kit (which one depends on your greenhouse size, and air exchange), a waterproof fan, and the Greenhouse controller.
Here is a link as to how to make a greenhouse humidifier. It's really easy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHpCo_ZFgfE
You can make the whole thing in about 10 minutes. Let me know more about the size of your greenhouse, and I can build you an invoice for everything you need.
Just wanted to share a few pics from our friends over at The Montshire Museum and Science center. They have a fog table, and Sea of Clouds exhibit made with Ultrasonic mist makers.
Hello,I am interested in creating a fogponics/aeroponics setup in a simple, 5 gallon container.1) Will the One Head Mist Maker be sufficient for this container? I’m not looking to spend a lot of money on this project as I am a broke college student.
One heads are best for cloning, not for full term growth. You can use them to supplement another growing technique such as drip feed, NFT, or Shallow DWC. You will need a 3 head at least for a 5gal bucket grow.
You also don't want to put the mist maker into the container with plant, the roots will interfere with the water fogger. The mist maker also warms the water a little which isn't good. You can pipe it in with the nutramist like machine I make on youtube here.
You do need to cycle the unit, and can just use a simple timer for hydroponics. Also, the one heads have a mist controller available on my mist maker accessories page.
The Single disk Ultrasonic Mist Maker Kit comes with everything you need make mist. Float/buoy, extra Teflon 20mm replacement discs, transformer, and single head unit.
I live in Michigan and deal with exceptionally dry winters. I am looking to make a beefed up DIY room or house humidifier using one of your mist makers. I’m working on the design, but am trying to pick out a mist maker head. My thought is to over
You can use RO without a problem.... usually. If it is very clean water, the water sensor may act finicky. You can just cut it with a little tap water and be ok. The fan has a speed control that can affect output, and you can also use a speed controller.
The only problem you will have with the water sensor failing, is the unit will not run. You won't have a problem burning it up by it not shutting off.
For one room I would use a 3 head unit. For a 1000 szft home, a 5,6, or 9 dependent on how much you need to raise your humidity, and for 1000+ I would use a 6,9 or 12.