To all my indoor growers, check out Pedro's Grow Room on youtube. He has a ton of great info, and just made an awesome DIY humidification video featuring our site!
John L here, aka Possum Bottom Farms.
I've got your mister set up and working. I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know it's working beautifully! I used a 30 gallon open head barrel and mounted the fan on the lid using a 4" black plastic drain pipe fitting. The fan is mounted to the fitting, and then the fitting snaps into the hole I cut in the lid. I figured it was better to blow air into the drum, rather than pull all the moisture through the fan. The outlet ports are fitted with 2" PVC slip joint threaded couplers and screw into holes I cut in the lid. Using 2" fittings in the lid allows me to set 1 1/2" 45 degree fittings loose in the 2: fittings to direct the humid flow where I need it. I have it on a humidistat, so it cycles on and off as needed. It seems to run about three times an hour for maybe 5 minutes and is having no trouble keeping the humidity at a constant 90% in my fruiting room with no condensation issues on the mushrooms. One puck seems to work just great for a 12'x16'x 8' room. I'm planning to use the other two with a similar set up in my mushroom hoop house next spring.
Thanks for your help!
Hello, I currently have a turbo klone 144. So far I'm not having very good success with the pump system that it comes with. Was interested in possibly trying the fog method for cloning. Would a single head suffice in such a system? Do these syste
Great to hear from you. For converting a turbo cloner to fog, you can easily do this using the single disc mist maker kit. Just use the water level to raise the fog up to the cuttings. You don't have to run a cycle, but watch you're water temps. As you know, some heat is good for cuttings, but If they get too high, reduce the run times. It'll take a few minutes to build up a heavy amount of fog, but after that you can test cycles to see what works as a maintenance cycle for your setup. You just need to make sure the cuttings stay damp! Good luck!!!
Can you run a mist maker in Distilled water? Can you run a mist maker in RO water? What is the minimum PPM you can run a mist maker?
after much searching I landed on your site, needless to
say the quality of your product seems to be much higher than most of the junk foggers that are all over ebay, along with all the specs people love to leave out.
Thank you for that.
I just have a couple
questions regarding the unit...
I plan on using this in a carnivorous plant terrarium, I must use distilled water or it can kill my plants. I know the manual says not to, but if I keep an eye on the water level will it be ok? or is distilled water a no no?
Hey! Thanks for contacting the House of Hydro!
You can actually use very close to distilled water.
12 PPM is the lowest we recommend. As long as the mist maker has steady contact, and doesn't stutter the mist output
I need a little help with my nutrients and I'm hoping that you can help. I currently have the full complement of Advanced Nutrients products, and I need to know how much of the manufacturer's suggested dosage I should be using. I made a trial run with a few plants and pretty much tortured them with all of the changes to the nutrient strength. I contacted the company and they don't even know how to use their own nutrients (Crazy!). I read in some blogs where some people are using anywhere from 15% to 30% of the manufacturer's suggested dosage. Can you tell me what dosage works for you? Also, can you tell me what nutrient's you use and the amounts that you use?
I'm ready to germinate more seeds, so hopefully you can respond soon. Thanks for your help.
I recommend GH Flora Nova, or any clear, water soluble fertilizer. Beginning you should try to stay around 400, increasing to 700 after 10 days.
In bloom 800 to 1100 PPM depending on what works for you.
Last week of bloom I would drop to less than 400 and sometimes don't even add any nutes, just empty the tanks as much as possible then refill with R/O water.
Hope that helps some!
My customers never cease to amaze me. Thanks Ken, for sending some "meat porn" for our viewing pleasure.
Ken uses a single disc mist maker and a 120mm fan to humidify a small meat curing chamber in true DIY style.
Who would have thought, Prosciutto likes to get foggy.
I live in the Portland area and will be using the fogger for humidity control (target would be 55-75%) and some cooling in the Summer. The interior of the greenhouse is 8' x 12' and about 8' tall, hoop house style so the total area is about 760 cubic feet. I'm still getting everything dialed in so I can't tell you exactly how many air changes per hour but I'm guessing 1 or 2 a day in the Winter. Summer might be 1 an hour, but possibly more depending on the heat load. I will be using a mist system to also help with watering and cooling load. My questions are:Do you think the 5 disc fogger will be adequate for this area? Have you ever built a system from a 55 gallon drum? I have access to a plastic 55 gallon drum and would like to use this if possible.Any idea on how much cooling I could expect to get from a fogging system? Would more fogger discs get more cooling effect? Hope this ended up with the right person. I really like the products offered on the website. It took me a while to find you online but it looks like these complete kits you offer and the water resistant fan are perfect for my intended application.Thanks in advance for your input.
Thanks for contacting us! Jim's out for the week, but I can definitely help you out. A five head should do well for you in both cooling, and humidifying.
A 55 gallon drum would be perfect. The more water you have, the less the water is heated by the mister. Which is a good thing.
I want to say the temp in the people that have reported back have had around a 10-12 degree drop. I say with with caution though. I've never done it personally. The more water you add, the cooler it'll be for sure. If you want to add a bigger unit, you could add a humidistat to control the whole thing. Another benefit to the bigger unit is more stable humidity levels. With an air exchange, it'll snap back very quick.
If you have any other questions, I'm happy to help.
I got a great testimonial, with pictures, from a customer this morning. It's great to see people stepping out of the norm! Hi, I bought a 1 disk fogger a month ago to experiment with the idea of fogponics. First off I’m really satisfied with the qualit
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!