aaron7June 6, 2009

Hi i'm a thirteen year old that is interested in making an intermittent mist system, what is the easiest way to make a small one?

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petzold6596(8b southern NM)

Google 'home made intermittent mist systems.' You should get loads of info. Good luck.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2009 at 10:27PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

Anyone w/Inexpensive Misting System Plans? is a link to a thread on this forum found by Googling for ~ mist misting homemade propa site:gardenweb ~ . There are a few more on this forum.

aaron7, I suggest you do not mention your age on these fora. People here like to tell youngsters to bugger off. I don't know why.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 10:46AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Aw, I disagree with that comment, Albert. Kids are typically encouraged here. The exception would be those children that come in clearly wanting the answers to a test or research paper, without doing any of the work themselves.

Those youngsters are often directed to the library! ;-)

Aaron's question appears to be pretty legitimate, to me.

Here is a link that might be useful: Click here for information

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 12:46PM
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thanks albert and rhizo. I guess it depends on who your telling your age to. I guess the only reason I out my age up was afraid that people would think that I wasn't clueless :) And I sort of wanted to just try it out to mist a small bed not one that mists 3 14 by 3ft beds. Albert, I had looked at a few threads before I posted this one and saw so many different ideas, I wanted to post my age because I did not want people to think I owned a few greenhouses and was a professional.
thanks, aaron

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 6:21PM
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logrock(7b (NW of Atlanta))

Aaron, I don't think there are any real inexpensive systems (under $150) that do things like "spray 5 seconds, every 10 minutes, except at night". There are lots of cheap "lawn" timers that do "once a day for 1/2 hour" or something. You may have to invent something non-electronic.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2009 at 9:56AM
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I would like to suggest that you send your question (or call) manufacturers of these systems - see what they tell you. I am sure they will give you direction. Come back and let us know what you come up with.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 8:37AM
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Hi Aaron-
Here's what you need to do: find a timer; this is the hardest part. I found the cheapest and easiest is the Melnor 3060 [NOT the dual hose version] $40 at Home Depot.

Then find a mist head. Lowest volume is best, since that timer stays on for 2 minutes. I got mine from Morton's Hort. supplies. (also cheapest pots)

While you're at HD, grab fittings for the 1/2" spray head to 3/4" hose outlet. I use schedule 40pvc. Its a puzzle; you'll figure it out!

Now, suspend this over a bed of course sand, and somehow protect it from animals (screen over the top or something).

Done. Mist system for $50. I've made hundreds of plants with this simple setup.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 12:55PM
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