|genovese basil||parsley||sweet basil||stevia||stevia||lettuce|
|genovese basil||thyme||sweet basil||stevia||stevia||kale
Pardon the red light. The Mars Hydro lighting dominated this part of my kitchen on this overcast day. Plants are growing. Some not as well as I hoped. The basil is looking the best. Got awhile before there are strong enough roots to transplant to the Grow Chamber. I STILL haven’t replanted lettuce and kale. I WILL DO THIS TODAY :-).
Another skill I do not have enough practice at is dealing with plumbing leaks. How would a skilled plumber that comes highly recommended by their customers handle these leaks?
I designed the Base so the reservoir can be pumped out by switching the valve and turning the spigot on:
My plan is to replace the nutrient bath once a week. To do this, I wanted to make it as easy as possible to do so.
While emptying the reservoir, I observed leaks:
Here’s my knowledge evolution on stuff that puts two pieces of PVC together:
- PVC cement (the purple stuff in the picture) as noted by the Natural Handyman: [PVC Cement] is designed to “weld” two mating pieces of PVC… for example a pipe and a coupling of some kind. It does not bridge gaps like an adhesive, but instead partially softens and dissolves the pipe, making for a permanent connection between the two parts. Once set… usually within a minute… the joint is beyond permanent!
- I was using PVC cement both for “welding” of two pipes and also as a sealant. As stated – PVC Cement is not a sealant.
- PVC sealant. I’ve tried several silicone varieties. My latest favorite is this one.