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Old 01-29-2015, 08:40 PM   #21
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Yeah, that's why I like the EvaDry. When the beads turn pink, plug it in and when the beads turn blue it's ready to go. Lasts years.
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:33 PM   #22
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Changed my mind about sprinkling raw rice on the floor. I like Ron's idea.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:18 PM   #23
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Changed my mind about sprinkling raw rice on the floor. I like Ron's idea.
Yah, no doubt, because when you have a supply of junk too good to throw out you can build it for free.

I like it because it's done the job for me for years and also it's trouble free. No moving parts, the most work would be to change the light bulb. I also believe the convection current it creates moves more air than most people would think.

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Old 01-29-2015, 10:23 PM   #24
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I've had good luck with one of these http://www.amazon.com/Davis-Instrume...=dehumidifiers
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:54 PM   #25
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It's too bad they claim this is a "dryer" - it is, in fact, a small (70 watt) heater. If a small heat source helps that's fine, and this is suitable because it is intended to be left on continuously and unattended... it just doesn't remove any moisture so it is not a dryer or dehumidifier.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:25 PM   #26
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I also second Ron's design with the light bulb and the taller dryer vent pipe being used .This create more upword draft movement of the air with out the use of a eletric fan.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:37 PM   #27
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I also second Ron's design with the light bulb and the taller dryer vent pipe being used .
That would work, but would also tend to deliver all the heat to the ceiling area... maybe that's okay.

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This create more upword draft movement of the air with out the use of a eletric fan.
The device is using electricity anyway, the fan would use very little, and the energy would go into air movement then end up as heat either way. Is the benefit of avoiding the fan for reliability, perhaps, or to simplify construction (less wiring)?
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:34 AM   #28
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That would work, but would also tend to deliver all the heat to the ceiling area... maybe that's okay.

The device is using electricity anyway, the fan would use very little, and the energy would go into air movement then end up as heat either way. Is the benefit of avoiding the fan for reliability, perhaps, or to simplify construction (less wiring)?
My goal was to gather cold moist air from floor level, warm it and have the air current go up and out a slightly cracked open vent thereby reducing overall humidity. Not letting the warmed, moisture carrying air to escape would only cause it to condense overhead and be zero gain.

When I started using this type of unit in boats it was because it would often sit for a month or more unattended. My personal comfort level is greater for a device that has no moving parts. I've had various small fan units gather lint etc. and start to have the fan shaft start running dry of lubricant and head towards seizing up.

Other types of units also work there's and more than one way to defeat moisture related issues. In the old days we used to remove cushions and bedding etc. but as time has gone by we haven't seen the need to do so because we've never had any issues with the good old light bulb.

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We've used the same device as Bob for years now--first with the Boler now with the Escape.
Doug was just out there the other day--everything is fine and unless we lose power for long periods (was out for 12 hours yesterday) I expect it will stay fine.
Have a large car cover covering the top half-(covers the front box/propane tanks etc) and have the max fan opened...Lots of trees opposite us so it keeps it somewhat cleaner...
Nice to be able to park it on our property near enough to be plugged in all winter --in the summer we just depend on the solar..
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The problem with the light bulb, is US residents can't get incandescent bulbs any longer. LEDs don't generate heat.
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