Assemble

Getting Started

In the box:

  1. 1 wooden frame
  2. 4 wooden legs
  3. 3 water tanks
  4. 3 white tops
  5. 72 netpots
  6. 72 coconut core pellets
  7. seeds
  8. 3 pumps
  9. 3 solar cells
  10. 3 plant supports
  11. 2 white plastic spacers
  12. 8 bolts, wing nuts, washers, washers

 

Step by Step Assembly

Remove tape, tanks, contents of tanks and white tops from the wooden frame. Note most recent models do not require round white spacers.

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Place the frame upside down so the slats are exposed.  

First attach 1 leg to each corner of the frame using the bolts, washers and wing nuts. Newer models have screws and an allen wrench, match each to the numbers and screw holes.

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Align the numbers on the top of each leg to the numbers beside each hole on the frame. Push the bolt from the outside of the frame through the leg. Place the washer on the bolt you pushed through then tighten the wing nut. The bolt and wing nut needs to be nice and tight but if you are very strong don't crush the wood by over tightening.

Once the legs are attached. Flip the GrowBot over so it is sitting on its legs.

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Attach the hose and pumps.

 

Moisten the pump connector and gently wiggle the pump connector into  hose onto.

If needed drill holes through the tanks using the jig.

Make sure you have the right size bits and go slow! The bit might grab the plastic and spin with great force .. so go slow. 

Place the tanks, with pumps in the GrowBot from front to back. Note newer models do not require spacers.

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Attach the solar panel wires to the pump wires.

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Place the solar panels in the solar array holder so it is nice and flush.

Place the solar panels in the array making sure the solar panel does not lay over the tank tops.

Place the white spacers in the solar array.

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Newer models will look like this.

New plug design.

Move the GrowBot into a sunny, level, location and fill each of the tanks about half way.

If the GrowBot is not on a level surface get it level.  The easiest way to level the GrowBot is to put netcups at each corner of the Growbot and 'eyeball' the level of water.

We normally use what is close at hand to level the GrowBot, small chunks of flat wood or flat rocks.

The tanks have an overflow hole so if you do over fill don't worry the excess water will flow out.

Your GrowBot should now be ready to start growing.... Click her to see how to plant your GrowBot.