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What you need to build a low-cost grow-light frame

PVC Materials:

4, 10-foot x -inch PVC pipe @$4 each $8
8, -inch 90-degree PVC elbows @$.20 each $1.60
8, -inch PVC tees @ $.30 each $2.40


Other Materials:

48-inch shop light $8-$20
2, 40-watt, 48-inch flourescent bulbs
1 cool white, 1 warm white
$6*
Timer $10
Extension cord, 25' outdoor, 16gauge, 3-prong, grounded $4.50
Chain, 5' #12 single steel jack chain @$.40/foot $2
4 S-hooks $1

*Using one warm bulb and one cool bulb is less expensive than using special "growlight" bulbs, yet they still supply plants with the quality of light they need.

Material costs were determined by actual prices for materials at a home development center in December 2000. Prices may vary. Don't forget to take advantage of any sales tax exemptions that your organization may be eligible for.

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