A humid lift for the room

Humidifier system upgradeAlright… I have spent so much time on the cool vivarium lately that I have kind of neglected the rest of the room a little. So today I took some time to spruce things up a little. The humidity delivery system needed an upgrade, so I got the humidifier all cleaned up (soaking it, well at least the membrane, in distilled vinegar), and then I installed a new chimney for it. Well, dear husband helped with the drilling – because he does it so well… Basically I wanted to bring the fog further up in the tall growing window, then have it gently fall down on the 3 levels of orchids below and at the same time raising the over all RH in the room. But I do not wish to keep the 5L water container for the humidifier 3 meters up in the air… hence the chimney. I used some regular PVC pipes, and a cheap funnel to do it. Three holes drilled in the pipe running across the top and the fog flows down the top like magic..!

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By | 2017-10-13T11:25:56+02:00 August 21st, 2010|Categories: Projects|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

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Karma is a digital nomad graphic artist and writer, orchid nerd and long-distance hiker from Gothenburg, Sweden. Former editor-in-chief for the Swedish Orchid Society magazine, published internationally and held lectures on orchid culture.


  1. gillt August 22, 2010 at 21:26 - Reply

    Very clean work; I like it. Do you worry about mold growing in the pipe? I wonder if they sell pipe cleaners that large?

  2. Karma August 22, 2010 at 21:34 - Reply

    Ha ha! You’re funny… nope, never seen a pipe cleaner that large, but perhaps a toilet brush? Seriously… I do not think I will get too much mold up there, since I have it leaning slightly so water should drip back down the pipe into the humidifier and not collect in the pipe. But it also gets to dry out every day during the day since I only run the humidifier at night.

  3. Kathleen OHearn September 2, 2017 at 23:35 - Reply

    That’s amazing!!! Just got my first orchid I’m in love! I got so much stuff to try to keep it alive! I ended up killing it with a grow light that wasn’t meant for it I found out after Yours are beautiful that’s really amazing!

    • Karma September 4, 2017 at 08:58 - Reply

      Thank you! Good luck with your orchid.

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