Humidifier Mounting

 
 

Tools

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Standard Phillips screw driver
Water

 

Components

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Ultrasonic humidifier disc
JST extension wire
PVC slug
PVC 1/2” length
PVC 45° angel joint
Sponge
1 - #8-32 1/2” stainless steel machine screw
1 - #8-32 nut

 

 

035

Take a close look at the hole set diagram. The pink circles are for mounting, the blue hole is for the 1/2” PVC and the Green hole is for the humidifier disc’s wiring.

 
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036

It’s time to become plumbers. Grab the PVC 45° joint and the PVC slug.

 

037

Push the slug into one side of the joint. You can likely push it flush, but we need it to be inset.

 
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038

Here’s a trick. Get the length of PVC and use it to shove the slug down as deep into the PVC joint as it will go. You’ll see a shoulder appear.

 

039

Grab the sponge and some water. Soak the sponge thoroughly.

*Squeeze out all the air when you dunk it to make sure that it’s 100% saturated.

 
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040

Shove the soaked sponge into the slug you just installed. You want it to go down in the slug, but to rise just above the shoulder of the PVC. You’ll see why in a bit.

 

041

Now grab the ultrasonic mister and place it into the 45° joint. You want the wires to come out of the outside of the angle.

*Put another way, if this PVC joint was a worm lying on the floor and it lifted its head and chest off the floor to see the sun, we want the wires to go right down its chin.

 
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042

As gently as you can, push the mister down until all edges are sitting on the shoulder of the slug we put in there.

*Try using your small flathead screwdriver to gently press on the silicone edge around the mister. Whatever you do, be nice. This thing is fragile.

 

043

Like I said, down the worm’s chin.

 
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044

Grab your mister mount.

*Although it’s not pictured in the photo, you should take your JST extender cable and plug it into the ultrasonic mister. It’s the long red and black cable with white connectors on each end.

 

045

Line up the wires to fall in the gap provided in the mount and slide the PVC joint into the mister mount.

*Mind the wires. Don’t let them get pinched or cut. Take your time.

 
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046

If you didn’t plug the JST connector in during step 41, you’ll need to do so now. Take care because it’s not as easy to plug it in when the piece is installed. It’s a tiny wire. Don’t break it.

 

047

That extra length of PVC that you used as a tool a bit earlier. Now it’s time to put that thing to use. Shove it into the back of the PVC 45° joint.

*If you plan for this to be permanent, use PVC primer and PVC cement to adhere the parts together.

 
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048

Remember WAY back when I told you not to tighten the chassis screws too tight? Yeah, we’re doing this again. Unscrew the bottom two chassis mount screws.

 

049

Now take the tail end of that JST extender, whose other end is plugged into the mister, and feed it through the the hole in the enclosure and through the chassis. Pull it snug from the other side.

 
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050

Now feed the PVC length through its hole.

 

051

Line up the screws holes. Grab 3 of your #8-32 1/2” machine screws and 3 nuts.

*Make sure to not pinch the wires between the box and the mount!

 
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052

Tighten the nuts from the back, and then you’re done.

Holy smokes, you’re almost done with the entire build! You’re getting close to growing mushrooms now!

Let’s do the fans, lights and boards.