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 Post subject: Dehumidifiers
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:50 pm 
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Sorry totally OT

Anyone use one in they're home. Pros and cons etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:58 pm 
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We use quite a few at work....well our property maintenance team do.

Great for cellars, or if your drying out plaster etc, or after flooding.

No real benefits for 'normal' conditions.


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Kaiser, I've got one, my house had a condesation problem as the previous owners were Greek and blocked up all the vents to keep the Scottish weather outside.

Absolutely amazing how much water can be extracted from the air, we got 6litres or more per week.

Also good for drying your clothes indoors if placed close as they suck the moist air from around the clothes.

Could have done with it in my garage as the humidity in mid winter got so bad that wooden stuff swelled up and some metal rusted.

Only issue I would have is the cost of running it in these hard financial times.

Cheap alternative is salt traps, dishes of salt placed around the place to attract and absorb moisture. No where near as good though !


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:15 pm 
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used mine when i was a student as they cost 2 p a day to run(some of them)and they kicked out warm air as well so it kinda helped towards heating the flat too.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:04 pm 
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Yeah they are mustard.

Can be damp here in Cornwall especially in a granite house with Lime mortar.


Don't notice the running costs but better than all that damp.

The crow


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