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Build my first stealth grow box. Need ideas and advice

Casper0878
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This would be my first cab as well as my first grow. I have some wood working skills but I am no pro carpenter. I know jack squat about electrical wiring so will have to read up on that if I decide to get fancy. Here is a little project I did a while back so you guys can see I am not a complete moron:

My goals for this cabinet are as follow:

1. Stealth (no odor whatsoever)
2. Able to grow enough so I no longer have to buy it
3. Would like to keep it down to 1 exhaust fan (prefer no cool tube)

I first thought about using CFLs but decided to go with HPS/MH bulbs instead for better yields. I would like to keep the cabinet relatively quiet, so just 1 exhaust fan. I want to avoid having to put a fan to exhaust the cool tube and another to circulate air in the cab. Need to keep it as simple as possible if I can. My other issue is the filter and fan size. Not 100% sure what size I will need. Guess that would depend on how many plants I want to grow at a time.

Here is what I had in mind:

250w HPS/MH
4″ Inline exhaust fan with Carbon Scrubber
Allow me to grow 2 plants at a time
No need for 2 fans
Min I am guessing 1oz per plant Max 3-6oz if I do a perfect job
28″deep, 3’wide, however necessary tall

I smoke an 1/8 a week. I figured if I went with a 400w setup I would need a cool tube to keep the temps down perhaps forcing me to use 2 fans. Also, growing 4 plants seems a little greedy to me since I just want to grow enough for me and for company when I have guests. Also, 4 plans drying and curing might require a 6″ fan instead of the 4″.

I have no experience with this kind of stuff and I am open to all suggestions and advice. What do you guys think about the setup I have in mind? What kind of yields am I looking at? Going to take turns growing Indica one harvest and Sativas the next. Most likely going to use the SCROG method to maximize my yields. Saw a guy get 3.5oz from a single plant in a mini fridge with a 150w hps bulb. Here is a link:

I know he used hydro for his grow and that it gives better yields. I would be using soil and nutes for my grow. Heard it gives the buds and earthier more flavorful tone. Anyways, looking forward to hearing from you guys.

PS: Feel free to post links to DIY guides on how to build cabs as I need as many ideas as possible. Thank you!

This would be my first cab as well as my first grow. I have some wood working skills but I am no pro carpenter. I know jack squat about electrical wiring…