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Vertical Grow System

by GreenTree2541 Dec 3, 2015
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To connect all the modules, there should be 2 holes on opposite sides of each module's outer surface. One can then insert a long metal rod connecting all modules and fold it at the end.

Very useful. Need a part which does NOT have the holes bottom. All modules do not need holes, only top one does. I can discard that by cutting it out, the stem touches the very bottom of the module.

great idee just what im looking for now i dont need to design it my selfs

How would this work, it seems like some threads or a twist lock would be useful so you can connect and disconnect multiple pieces, what the proposed connection method right now, is there a taper for compression fitting? This is really interesting, I'd enjoy testing it if i knew how to fit it together. If you redesign you should model it more after the homemade PVC style vertical towers. You don't need the tubes to protrude so much, instead just have the bottom part protude and the inner part just bend in. The current design seems to waste a bit of plastic. Outdoors I think things might get caught on it.

I found another project that is what I mean. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:427849

ponics garden tower

Hey there - how big does this print (it seems very small). Anyway to get you to make a version that is 6" in diameter? Can I stack middle pieces on top of one another to make a long tunnel of multiples? (would I need a spacer in the middle for that?) This looks like an exciting project. How much luck have you had with it? And finally... Thank you for sharing this!

Nice project!

About 'food-safe' PLA, I don't think you need something special; it is not like if you put something you will directly eat in contact with PLA...

Have a look at this paper: https://blog.pinshape.com/3d-printing-food-safe

You're not cooking food in it and you're not storing food in it, so why do you think it has to be food-safe plastic? Seriously, when is the last time that anybody bought a flower pot or planter box that came with a food-safe badge? Do you water your garden with a garden hose made of food-safe plastic? Unbelievable

I believe Petg is food grade.