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Should there be a gas smell in the area?
NO! Turn the gas supply off immediately. Do not turn on any electrical devices. Ventilate the area and leave the area until the gas smell is no longer present. Determine where the leak is by using soapy water. Spray the soapy solution on the gas connections and watch for bubbles. Bubbles will appear if the connection(s) are leaking. Seal the leaks.
The power is connected but the generator is not working and no indicator lights are on?
The "tip over" switch may have been activated. Tilt the unit to one side and listen for a clicking noise. The switch is like a pendulum and will turn off the unit if it is not level.
Should the generator be buzzing or sparking?
Yes. When the unit is firing you will hear sparking sounds. It will attempt this up to 5 times before going into "Lock Out Error" mode.
Should I run my CO2 at night?
No, you should not. Plants photosynthesize CO2 only during the daylight hours. At night, the plants expire CO2 and have no use for CO2. Save yourself some money and only dose CO2 during daylight hours when it does the most good for the plants.
Why do gardeners enrich their growing space with CO2?
CO2 is proven to speed up a plants growth rate, improve overall health and increase a plants yield. There are also many other benefits to plants, among them greater resistance to temperature extremes and other forms of stress, better growth at low light intensities, improved root/top ratios and less injury from air pollutants.
What methods can I use to enrich CO2 in my indoor garden or greenhouse?
The two most common methods are using a CO2 generator/burner or bottled CO2. The most common generator/burner uses LP (liquid propane) gas from a tank or a NG (natural gas) conversion kit that allows you to hook up your generator/burner to the natural gas line in your house. The other option is to purchase bottled CO2 from a local supplier in your area and control its release into your garden area using a Titan Controls CO2 controller (Atlas 1) or short cycle repeat cycle timer with photocell. It should be noted that there is no advantage to increasing CO2 levels beyond 2000 PPM for most greenhouse plants. The optimum level of CO2 for plant growth is generally accepted at 1200 - 1600 PPM.