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Glenninthesoo

Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Question for those of you growing in a green house. What is the best option for cooling with water foggers,misters,or some type of sprinkler? And if possible what brand of your preferred option Thank you.

3/1/2021 3:11:31 PM

97pounder!

Centennial Colorado

My friend Chad New grows in a greenhouse. He uses swamp coolers and misters. Chad and I use drip works for misting. I think he used greenhouse megastore for the swamp cooler. Check out his youtube channel.

3/1/2021 5:03:47 PM

So.Cal.Grower

Torrance, Ca.

I love Chad's but really love what Ruben from Italy and the Patons from England are doing. Its a high pressure system that comes out as mist but mostly keeps the leaves dry. On top of the top of the ventilation systems they also use! All run from a computer or their phones.

3/3/2021 9:55:22 PM

Dale M

Anchorage Alaska

I'm thinking Don Young , has a interesting alternative, pretty cool..no pun intended...

3/3/2021 11:15:23 PM

So.Cal.Grower

Torrance, Ca.

I do like that new toy you picked up Don!!!! GOLDEN!

WOW, and zero moisture on that guys phone in the sample!!!

3/4/2021 12:52:06 PM

Snoman911

Onawa,Iowa

Tooooooo Cool Don Very nice

3/5/2021 11:36:24 PM

Glenninthesoo

Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Thanks everyone for the ideas. I did check out Dons new toy it is pretty cool but from what I saw it comes with a hefty price tag.

3/6/2021 7:56:11 AM

don young

sometimes gotta look at used stuff greenhouse 30 x 72 frame cost me $500. the power breezer ebay $710

3/6/2021 10:55:36 AM

Glenninthesoo

Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Nice deals Don I just briefly looked at the power breezer when I saw $4,000 price tags I moved on LOL

3/6/2021 3:40:04 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

i have a question(s) for one day if i myself do a greenhouse - if you have a misting or fogging system in place does that reduce the temperature of the GH due to evaporative cooling or due to the temperature of the cooling water to begin with, or both? Does that water need to be expelled from the GH or is it thought of also as watering for the plant(s)?
just wondered - eg

3/6/2021 7:34:13 PM

cojoe

Colorado

Through evaporation.liguid h20 to gas absorbs energy which cools air temp.

3/10/2021 1:46:12 PM

Tad12

Seattle, WA

shade cloth is another non-water option for folks that I hadn't seen suggested.

3/14/2021 8:56:36 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

Thanks, you two and I thought of this just now what about
TIMED shade cloth, such as: you know how a lot of cold frames have automatic closers/openers on them - well, to have one piece of shade cloth on each half of the roof and have it pulled on by ropes to position it according to the time of day would be really...here it is...wait, don't look too far ahead, now...!!!cool!!! aaahhh...
it could be like a car cover off in the spring and back on again in the fall. And, it could be any BLACK plastic or fabric if not shade cloth...
PS---the halves don't half to be (lol) from the middle to the edges - from the midpoint (or even one end) to the ends would work as well---eg

3/14/2021 10:20:02 PM

G.Gadberry

Deer Park WA

We are designing our greenhouses with roll up sides for ventilation.

3/15/2021 12:56:04 PM

pumpkinpal2

Syracuse, NY

Oh, there you go, 'cause AGs do need all the sun they can get, minus any sweltering heat by us trying to ironically protect them and reduce wind and insect damage, etc. eg

3/16/2021 12:20:28 AM

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