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Awesome! Nice idea!
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Very nice! I wonder if it had a spiral cutter if it would cut finer pieces but still allow for a wide throat?
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Hmmm...Didn't know that...ThanksHowever, I don't see that as a problem necessarily...as long as the plants are able to take in nutrients... I don't mind if they avoid the plastic, as long as that doesn't stop them from putting out enough root...Just noodling here, I'm certainly no aquaponics expert...and trying to think of another way to use recycled materials... - DonA50
The issue is that plastic is not hygroscopic, ie.... does not hold moisture therefore the roots cant pick up nutrients in the proper amounts, instead it sheds moisture immediately. As a medium for growing in hydroponics in does not work well, IMHO recycled plastic could be used to make custom grow containers or used as filter media for your grow system, kudos on the re-purposing of materials, bags can be melted in oil (see you tube), the clumps of bags are allowed to cool and then run thru the shredder - fmstark
Could you post a link to the SolidWorks parts please? - calvinkrills
plastic in NFT hydroponic systems dont do well, the plants actually try to avoid the plastic when used as a growing medium - fmstark
Yes that is always an option to cut material. just not the ideal method. I had looked into 1/4 in thick precut metal disks and then would only have to cut teeth into them. Going this route would give perfect circle blades so they would mesh good but the cost of the steel and the time used to cut each would still be more then i wanted to spend. If i had the time i would like to go this route but at the moment it will probably not happen.
I havent adjusted the depth of cut since i set it to the max depth. Since the adjustment moves the height of the infeed table it would move my chute since it is all hard mounted.
I have seen people iron plastic bags together to make 1/2 in sheets of them and if you did that they would probably shred nicely. Yes a version with just a tube would be great for doing water bottles, if you get one made you should share your results.
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