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Grow op design - racked product

Grow op design - racked product

Grow op design - racked product

(OP)
It appears the latest idea in my town is to take existing warehousing (where racking is already standing) and dividing the rack areas into smaller rooms complete with ceilings... basically a group of small rooms with racking inside all within a big warehouse.
The couple I have been asked to design will have product 4'-0" off the floor on tables, another row of product at the 8 to 10' level and one more at the 14 to 16' level. That's where I go hmmmmmm...

- the product will have 4'x8' drain trays under each section of racking. That makes for Solid Shelving.
- Commodity of the situation as a WHOLE. Agricultural product in water, in plastic over a plastic tray. Group A Plastics - going to be fun explaining a group A scenario to an owner who only sees plants in water.

Is it possible to supply a ceiling level system or is an in rack system the only way to go here?

Ideas?


Anyone have experience or ideas with this type of scenario? Someone in Colorado par chance (LOL)?

Thanks!

RE: Grow op design - racked product

That is a new one for me. Of the MJ grow facilities I have done, the storage has all been relatively low. There was an article in NFPA or NFSA journal about grow facilities and use of OH2 for the criteria. Yes, this was from a Colorado guy smile

When you go that high with solid shelving, I think in-rack is your only option.

Travis Mack
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RE: Grow op design - racked product

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May I ask, Travis if there are health and sanitation standards down in Colorado that require the cleansing and sanitization of the grow op areas/rooms and if so how one avoids having the sprinkler heads damaged or furthermore even touched during the process. I believe Health Canada has really opened up some issues with this one!

RE: Grow op design - racked product

I AM CURRENTLY IN THE BID/DESIGN STAGE OF A MJ FACILITY, CEILING HEIGHT IS ONLY 14FT, THEY STATED THAT THERE PRODUCT WOULD BE 3FT BELOW CEILING HEIGHT. I BASING MY QUOTE ON OH2 THROUGH OUT THE ENTIRE PROJECT. THERE WILL BE NO "EXTRACTION" AT THIS LOCATION.

BASED ON YOUR STORAGE HEIGHT I WOULD ASSUME YOU WOULD NEED RACK SYSTEM.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THE HIGH HUMMIDITY? I WAS TOLD THAT THEY REQUIRE AT LEAST 60%

RE: Grow op design - racked product

I would argue that it isn't storage at all. It's still hydroponic beds growing the product, OH2-agricultural facility. The stacked beds are just obstructions to the above coverage, apply obstruction rules.

If the product was processed and on those racks, it would be storage. If it was any other product like tomatoes being grown, would you still consider it storage?

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