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Fogger, humidifier recommendations

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Marni, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I have no experience with foggers/humidiers and am asking for a friend who asked me. I am also interested in answers. This is for a greenhouse, not a case.

    "Do have a recommendation for a fogger/humidifier/hermidifier? I used a $300 hermidifier before and was less than pleased, I do believe they have better foggers but I have not found anything yet at a reasonable price."​
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    On my budget I use misters only. A lawn sprinkler timer with a lawn sprinkler valve hooked to 1/2" PVC with fine mister nozzles. You can do it all for about $60. Of course it is mist, not fog but misting the floor keeps the humidity up.
     
  4. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    I have had great success with Aquafog 400. It is very well designed, not too loud, reliable and trouble free. Particle size can be reduced to quite small. I can't use mine any more because to operate well, it needs at least 10' (preferably 20') of horizontal clearance to properly evaporate, otherwise the tiny water particles will condense on plants and keep them too wet. The direct path of the fan should be clear from plants. If your friend's greenhouse is longer than 10' I would recommend it, in my experience that line of products is worth every penny.

    In contrast I bought a Trion Herrmidifier 707U Atomizer in March for my indoor growing area. It does produce a decent amount of 'fog' that doesn't condense on plants but it has enough drawbacks that I would not recommend it for anyone where water leakage and noise pollution are concerns. I have had to modify mine considerably from the way it arrived just to get it to function, far beyond what one would expect to do for a product that supposedly is ready to go at purchase.
     
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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    I have a 10 year old Hydrofogger that I've had to replace the capacitor on and other misc. parts. It chugs away and I love it. I'd get another jaybird hydrofogger in a heartbeat.
     
  6. T. migratoris

    T. migratoris Active Member

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    I also have very fine misters, and I hate them. They do a good job on humidity but portions of the greenhouse are too wet. They are overhead because I store stuff in plastic bins under the benches. When I can scrape the funds together I'm going to take the advice of others & buy a Hydrofogger.
     
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  8. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks very much for all of the input. I stopped using under bench misters some years ago because of drift of bad tap water on to plants, but I might rethink humidity after some of the information here. Without the misters adding humidity, I have to water more often and since I water by hand, it is very time consuming.
     
  9. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    The hard thing with foggers is that they need to be powerful enough to replenish humidity between venting, so capacity is a serious consideration.