CO2 Generation (Propane) - Step by Step Instructions

CO2 Generation (Propane) - Step by Step Instructions

Dan
Dan
13 Mar 2019

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 Generator Pro-Leaf CO2 Generator

Pro-Leaf CO2 Generator

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

Pro-Leaf CO2 Controller

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

LPG bottle Regulator and Hose LPG 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)
Accessories Accessories

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 hose Find the threaded end of the hose

  

Find the correct threaded end of the hose

Step 2

Tighten the hose Tighten the hose

  

Tighten it to the generator, using a spanner. 

Step 3

cut the hose cut the hose

  

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

Step 4

Soften the hose in warm water Soften the hose in warm water

  

Soften the hose in warm water.

Step 5

Pus the pipe over the regulator barb Pus 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 Grip Close 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 bottle Remove 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 tighten Insert 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 connection Spray 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 connection Spray 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 leaks Open 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 adaptor Plug 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 controller Plug the power lead into the controller

  

Connect the other end of your controller's power lead to the controller.

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 generator Connect 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 up The 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

 

CO2 Set Up CO2 Set Up

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