Post by SgtSarracenia on Apr 9, 2013 23:36:06 GMT 7
Hey all you DIYers. I want to set up a lazy mans mister! In other words I do not have enough Neps to warrant buying some elaborate misting system, and all of these "Patio" misting systems are way too expensive for what they really are. (in my opinion)
I have only really been growing Neps for a year now. I had been keeping the humidity high enough, I thought, good growth, great foliage, but no pitchers. "Huh, maybe they are not STAYING moist/humid enough." So I started misting every time I walked by. Imagine that, now just about all of them have pitchers. I have been misting with a little 2 liter hand sprayer throughout the day. I work from home so not a big issue. I have come to the conclusion though that a simple set-up using a 2-3 gal sprayer hooked to tubing and nozzles would help me from having to stand there and do it by hand. I figure, pump up the sprayer until physically cannot pump anymore, then open a valve and let it run until exhausted of pressure. I pretty much work round the clock or at least am awake doing something at all hours and have no problem "taking a break" to go fill and pump up the sprayer and let it run. My question is, who has the best price on nozzles? I have pent a good amount of the day online trying so find a supplier/vendor, IN THE US, that has affordable nozzles. I also am a bit conderned about the pressure needed to PROPERLY get the appropriate misting from the nozzles. If anyone has any suggestions about where do get some nozzles I would appreciate it.
Post by Kyle (Carnilvr79) on Jul 13, 2014 14:14:28 GMT 7
You are going to need a High Pressure Pump, I have one, I got on eBay, it does 100 PSI, an appropriate power AC adapter for that pump (cut and splice wires), a timer, hose, and a mister nozzle available at most retail nurseries, and a source of water like a rain barrel.
All for about 50-60 bucks, a little ingenuity, luck, patience, time, and a solder gun; you could have yourself an automatic mister. Watch for bursting hoses though, don't run your timer TOO long! (Personal experience!) LOL!
If All you are wanting is humidity, then I would strongly recommend you spray the side of your plastic wall on your greenhouse or something else that has no problems getting wet. Because wet plants promote disease.
For a couple HUNDRED flipping dollars, you could buy a humidity controller which would activate your nozzle whenever it dropped below a set humidity rating. I bought one of those two. I love fully automatic things!
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