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« on: November 19, 2008, 09:18:47 PM »

I saw the mod to extend a classic light a bit more on this forum, by pegging the last hole
and getting a little more lift.  Then I saw where Shane found that long figure 8 cord at radio
shack and my mind went to work. I dont see why this wouldnt work, but here is my
theoretical extention made to any size you wish. At least it works in photoshop  Grin



At the moment, my plants are not in need of that height, I'd like to see if anyone can
work this out and report back.
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 09:22:21 PM »

That deserves a kudo just for the concept and the photoshop picture. Well done!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 09:34:42 PM »

I may have to try this when I grow tomatoes again.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 09:35:31 PM »

Just thinking, Not sure if the pvc with just the coupler would hold the weight really well just sitting
on top of where the light goes in.
Possibly, if you had a piece that slid over the bottom part and reduced the pcv as it went
up to accomade the lamp to fit inside it and then couple them both.

Or

use the couplers with something flat/metal behind the pole, that would give you a more
custom adjustment.

Just thinking outloud.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 09:37:10 PM »

It's good thinking John, IMHO.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 10:16:03 PM »

Heck, you dont even need the couplers, just a peice of pvc large enough to slide over the bottom,
and let the light sit in the top.

Just obsessing with refinement.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 10:22:58 PM »

The only thing that concerns me, and I just got back from looking at one of my gardens so I could kind of see what you mean, is that the bottom piece of where the arm fits is very oval and wide in nature. I'm not a pvc pipe expert, but could you find a pipe to fit over it securely? From the pvc pipe I've seen it would do fine for the top. The section in question is where the buttons are to adjust the lights. If that does not make sense let me know and I'll post pictures of what I am talking about.
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 10:51:31 PM »

just off the top of my head, without measuring, i'd guess  you'd
be fitting, most importantly the pvc circumference for the ovalized part.
since its tapered, you would have to experiment to get the best
fit.
Being that its tapered, you would have a pressure fit from
the weight of the light. Pvc is laterally strong.
If you did use a singular piece of pvc, sticking the
hood light down in it, most likely will have more slop
I dont think anyone would be growing anything so
tall, that the length of the pvc would bend , for how tall
you have extended it. If something got that tall
the plant would probably be root bound inside the
basin. Just a guess.

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008, 05:14:12 PM »

Definitely worth some thought John. If anyone decides to try something like this please let us know.
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2008, 05:55:49 PM »

You could disconnect the hood and suspend it from the ceiling with chain then you could raise it and lower it.
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