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rookie

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Am considering 8'x14' grow area down cellar. Have an unused flue to vent. Have a 4'-400 watt F54 T5 light and don't know the best way to light this size area.

Also, am very concerned about something I read on this site. It is not the added electricity I use, but when I go to flower on a 12/12 schedule, that this will red flag me to the electric company. Is there a way to avoid this??
 

pcduck

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Pay your bill, don't steal the electricity.
 

MrBobMarleyJr

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time it right and its no different then having two teen agers that wake up at six
go no where then leave after supper for the night Hahaha
 

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just my opinion, but you are looking at 2-3 1000 watt HID lights for a 8'x14' area. like the duck said, just pay your bill and no one will care at all.
 

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Old_SSSC_Guy said:
just my opinion, but you are looking at 2-3 1000 watt HID lights for a 8'x14' area. like the duck said, just pay your bill and no one will care at all.
Yup... 112 sq ft will require a BUNCH more light than you're talking.
1000 W. hps =145k lumens. You need around 500,000+ L to adequately light that space. Three "at least"..
 

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If you partitioned the area and had 2x flowering sections with one light on 6am to 6pm and the other flowering 6pm to 6am this will help keep a stable temp and your electric use will be constant.
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rookie said:
Am considering 8'x14' grow area down cellar. Have an unused flue to vent. Have a 4'-400 watt F54 T5 light and don't know the best way to light this size area.

Also, am very concerned about something I read on this site. It is not the added electricity I use, but when I go to flower on a 12/12 schedule, that this will red flag me to the electric company. Is there a way to avoid this??
I'm not sure where you read that, but that would be the least of my concerns. I have never ever even heard of anyone getting letting busted because of this. People get busted because they tell others or they are not careful with their grows--odors or leaving tell-tale debris around.

Four T5 lights are not nearly enough for the kind of space you are talking about. And, while I love T5s for vegging, I would recommend HPS lighting for flowering.

You may also have trouble using an existing flue to vent.
 

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I agree with WP. Depending on yer room configuration, yu could build some simple partitions and separate the room into 2 flower rooms and one clone room. Then yu could control it better and break up the on-times of the rooms, which would allow yu to control yer heat and ventilation, plus yu would be able to space out yer harvests to every 6-8weeks rather than 12-16weeks. I wish I could go around and setup growrooms for people and teach people all about running them. That would be as fun to me as doing my own.
 

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