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skunkbunk

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Hey guys, i posted here yesterday about needing a possible ballast for a 400MH Floodlight. I found upon opening this light that the ballast is internal so i am hooked on that end. I wired it all up last night and cranked er up out on my deck. After about 15 minutes i checked the heat factor by placing my hand a few inches from the glass. It wasn't as hot as i thought it would be. Six inches away and it felt a bit warm. Now after it ran for a few more minutes and i unplugged it, it seemed like that outer jacket of the light got fairly hot. If i place this unit in my basement, what precautions do i need in place to insure that i won't be visited by my local NYFD. It is a sealed unit so would simply keeping a oscillating fan on it keep it cooler? I am planning on installing a Ventilation fan to remove air from the grow area and another to pull cooler air in. Should this come from an Outside source or can i pull air from my home. There is an old vent that leads to my second floor pantry that i could pull air from. I just don't want extremely cold air entering my setup and it is getting colder by the day up in the North. SB.:confused:
 
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IMHO the best thing you can do is get a smoke alarm and a fire extinguisher. It is always a good thing to be safe. ;)
skunkbunk said:
Hey guys, i posted here yesterday about needing a possible ballast for a 400MH Floodlight. I found upon opening this light that the ballast is internal so i am hooked on that end. I wired it all up last night and cranked er up out on my deck. After about 15 minutes i checked the heat factor by placing my hand a few inches from the glass. It wasn't as hot as i thought it would be. Six inches away and it felt a bit warm. Now after it ran for a few more minutes and i unplugged it, it seemed like that outer jacket of the light got fairly hot. If i place this unit in my basement, what precautions do i need in place to insure that i won't be visited by my local NYFD. It is a sealed unit so would simply keeping a oscillating fan on it keep it cooler? I am planning on installing a Ventilation fan to remove air from the grow area and another to pull cooler air in. Should this come from an Outside source or can i pull air from my home. There is an old vent that leads to my second floor pantry that i could pull air from. I just don't want extremely cold air entering my setup and it is getting colder by the day up in the North. SB.:confused:
 

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Thanks. Any answers to my ventilation question, House air or outside air?
 

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That realy depends on your climate....your trying to keep temps in the 70s....If you can route fresh air from outide keeping the temps good, by all means I would go that route first, but if not, tap into the hvac system.
 

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