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DIY Humidifier Bucket

Hey Dude, Scotty, Guru and the DGC. Just wanted to share another DIY grow hack. I shared the hack with the mobile scrogs awhile back that seemed pretty well received so throwing another one out there.

So I started with a standard humidifier and found myself refilling it daily if not more depending on how high I had the humidity set at.

So this setup allows up to a 4 gallons of water which usually only needs to be filled every other day with humidity set pretty high. I’ve gone as long as 3 days before refilling.

Basically this is a 5 gal bucket with an ultrasonic fogger running inside with a 120 mm fan blowing through a hole in the lid where the fog is forced out through another smaller hole in the bucket lid. Below are the parts that I used. I opted for a fogger unit from house of hydro as this seems to be a higher end fogger but normally these can be picked up on amazon for $10-$15. The rest of the parts are pretty cheap. All in all this build can run probably $20-$40 give or take which will give you a higher capacity humidifier.

I am also using an Inkbird humidity controller which allows me to dial in my humidity to right where I need it. An alternative to this is to use a smaller or larger pvc pipe for the fog to exit the lid.

Parts and links to what I used are below as well as a youtube video with it shown in action.

Love the show guys, happy growing!!!

Fogger unit –

120mm Fan –

Fan Filters –

Fan Power (prob a cheaper options) –

Inkbird Humidty Controller –

Home Depot Parts – 5 Gallon Bucket, Misc PVC parts based on your lid design.


10 responses to “DIY Humidifier Bucket”

  1. Gordie Lachance


  2. Gordie Lachance Avatar
    Gordie Lachance

    F ing Awesome!!!!!! Exactly what I’ve been looking for!!! Ordered my stuff and will follow up but to hell with regular humidifiers🤙🏻🤙🏻💯🤙🏻🤙🏻

    1. Shan1784 Avatar

      Sweet I’m glad I could help. Good luck and happy growing!

  3. PurpTerp-PhenoGod Avatar

    Great video, amazing in depth information, great looking set up and very nice plants… Stay lifted

    1. Shan1784 Avatar

      Appreciate the nice words, thank you much!

  4. J.R. Avatar

    Your post was featured on episode 1013 thanks for your support!!

  5. MakeItLegal Avatar

    Hey great idea! I made one of these and it ran perfect for a few days but then the fan stopped working like it got burned out and I was looking at it and it seems like it’s staying wet from the fogger kicking up moisture. Have you had any of these issues or is there a certain type of waterproof fan that you used that worked better? Thanks for any info!

  6. SammyRussell Avatar

    Thats Awesome !!!

  7. Sunnyinbectopia Avatar

    Hell yeah! I’m gonna do it

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