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CO2 Generation (Propane) - Step by Step Instructions

CO2 Generation (Propane) - Step by Step Instructions

Want to add CO2 using liquid propane? Here's how you do it using a Pro-Leaf CO2 Generator and Controller.

You Need: 

Before starting, make sure you've got:

Pro-Leaf CO2 GeneratorPro-Leaf CO2 Generator

Pro-Leaf CO2 Generator

  • 4kW: 90m2 coverage
  • 10kW: 220m2 coverage
Pro-Leaf ControllerPro-Leaf Controller

Pro-Leaf CO2 Controller

Use the Pro-Leaf Controller to control your CO2 output (from 400ppm - 2000ppm).

LPG bottle Regulator and HoseLPG bottle Regulator and Hose

LPG Bottle + Regulator + Hose

Propane is available in most petrol stations or garages. You normally get a hose and regulator with your  propane bottle. You'll need:

  • 1/2 bar regulator (4kW Pro-Leaf Generator)
  • 1 bar regulator (10kW Pro-Leaf Generator)
AccessoriesAccessories

Accessories

To connect everything together, you're also going to need:

How To

Here's how to put everything together.

Step 1

Find the threaded end of the hoseFind the threaded end of the hose

 

Find the correct threaded end of the hose

Step 2

Tighten the hoseTighten the hose

 

Tighten it to the generator, using a spanner. 

Step 3

cut the hosecut the hose

 

Cut the opposite end of the hose to remove the euro thread.

Step 4

Soften the hose in warm waterSoften the hose in warm water

 

Soften the hose in warm water.

Step 5

Pus the pipe over the regulator barbPus the pipe over the regulator barb

 

Thread a pipe grip onto the hose, then push the pipe over the barb of the regulator.

Step 6

Close the Pipe GripClose the Pipe Grip

 

Close the pipe grip using the snub-nose pliers - make sure the clamp sits between the two barbs.

Step 7

Remove the safety cap on the propane bottleRemove the safety cap on the propane bottle

 

Remove the safety cap on the propane bottle and locate the thread on the regulator.

Step 8

Insert the regulator into the propane bottle and tightenInsert the regulator into the propane bottle and tighten

 

Insert the regulator into the propane bottle and tighten with a spanner.

Step 9

Spray leak detection fluid onto the propane bottle connectionSpray leak detection fluid onto the propane bottle connection

 

Spray the propane bottle connection with leak detection fluid.

Step 10

Spray leak detection fluid onto the propane generator connectionSpray leak detection fluid onto the propane generator connection

 

Spray the generator connection with leak detection fluid.

Step 11

Open the brass valve on the propane bottle to check for leaksOpen the brass valve on the propane bottle to check for leaks

 

Open the brass valve on the top of the propane bottle to check for leaks.

Step 12

Plug your controller's power lead to the plug adaptorPlug your controller's power lead to the plug adaptor

 

Plug one end of your controller's power lead into the Plug Adaptor then plug the adaptor into your mains supply.

Step 13

Plug the power lead into the controllerPlug the power lead into the controller

 

Spray the generator connection with leak detection fluid.

Step 14

Plug your generator into the controller (Plug your generator into the controller (

 

Plug your generator's power pack into the controller

Step 15

Connect the generator's power pack to the generatorConnect the generator's power pack to the generator

 

Connect the other end of the generator's power pack into the generator.

Step 16

The controller takes 2 minutes to warm upThe controller takes 2 minutes to warm up

 

The controller will take 2 minutes to warm up then display the initial PPM reading

Step 17

Calibrate the co2 controller Calibrate the co2 controller

 

For this step, ideally place the CO2 sensor outdoors. Use the manual to calibrate your device and select settings. 

Step 18

Place the CO2 sensor in a suitable location in your grow room. Place the CO2 sensor in a suitable location in your grow room.

 

Place the CO2 sensor in a suitable location in your grow room, based on the instructions. 

For best results...

1. Position your generator away from extractor fans

2. Mix air using air circulation fans

3. Use 'Day & Night' mode so you don't add CO2 during the night. 

3. Feed plants more often - to support the growth increase you get when adding CO2

 

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