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S/H container

This is a discussion on S/H container within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Ok so I don't have a soldering iron.. and drilling wasn't working as good.. so ...

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    Ok so I don't have a soldering iron.. and drilling wasn't working as good.. so I did the next best thing... I heated up the drill bit with fire and melt the plastic away. Remembered to open up the window and turn on the fan *after* I've finished 2 of the 4 pots But it's done at last and I'm feeling a little LOL

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    Hey Jimmie! I think you just found out why I stick with a box cutter or utility knife and cut a slot.

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    Yeah I used those as containers too. Bear in mind though they aren't rigid at all at the sides compared to a normal pot. When filled with s/h pellets and water, if you grab them by the side they usually bend inwards and either spill the pellets or slip off your hands.

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    Some of the bulk food type stores sell a heavy grade plastic or your grocery deli department.

    I use a drill bit that is cone shape so I can drill the hole any size.

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