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Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
« on: July 01, 2009, 10:21:28 AM »

Just wondering if I should cover my polyfil filter with a double layer of tin foil before I PC them. I am doing another popcorn grow, the tek on shroomery used a filter disc and then covered with tin foil. Is it necessary for polyfil too?

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Re: Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 10:34:13 AM »

yes i do, it keep water from getting in the filter...
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Re: Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 11:18:32 AM »

So FT do you then take it off once the jar has been knocked up?
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Re: Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 12:38:35 PM »

Thanks Fatt,

One more question: instead of a polyfil filter with a lid, can I use two coffee filters secured with a rubberband and then covered with tin foil? I ran out of lids.  Oooops.
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Re: Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 12:56:43 PM »

coyote, yes...

dead, not sure. all you can do is try it. see what happins. or PW may know...
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Re: Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 01:00:16 PM »

Thanks again Fatt,

I'm reading a thread on Shroomery right now, and it looks like a coffee filter isn't the best b/c it's way too porous, but some have had success with it. I only have two jars that need a filter, I'll risk it this time.
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Re: Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 01:16:46 PM »

The rubberband will melt in the PC. and the info you found on the shroomery is right.  I use 2 layers of tinfoil over my filters as well. You can buy plain old lids at a Grocery store....cheap.

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Re: Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 06:36:44 PM »

Deadneck,
  Head up the block to Winn Dixie. They are in the aisle with foil, wraps, Mason Jars ect.  A box of a dozen are about $1.50 .
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Re: Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 07:05:24 PM »

I just bit the bullet and went out and bought a dozen new jars. I only had 1/2 pints at the house and grains need a much larger volume of space, so I bought a dozen pint jars. Qts won't fit in my PC (unfortunately). I'm PC'ing them as we speak (10PM), doing a G2G transfer tomorrow.

If I would have read your post before Malabar, I probably would've been equally happy with new lids. But it's done and too late now. I'm still pretty stoked on my new jars.

Peace,
Dead(not Red)Neck
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Re: Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 07:45:26 PM »

Deadneck,
   It's all good.  By the way, they ended up replacing the compressor, and air handler yesterday.  They worked until after 9pm, but it's like Alaska in the house now,......$3900.00 later that is!    :rolleyes:
  I am in the process of doing my G2G tonight and expanding by 3 more FC's, ( 6 total now).  Got to get my garden outdoors back together.  That last trip, and all of the heat did all but wiped those out.
  Later
  ~Malabar
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Re: Covering a polyfil filter w/ tin foil before PC'ing
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