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Old 12-06-2008, 11:42 PM   #11
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Re: cabinet condensation


Today I emptied a cup of water from the single Dry-Z-Air container I have in the Toad. It's been there two weeks. I also have a 600w oil filled heater turned way low and another device that I was given ( a de-humidifier of some kind ).
I was surprised the Dry-Z-Air had that much water in it, given the heaters. I've added another Dry-Z-Air and I'll report in a couple weeks.
I've left a roof vent open about an inch, as well.
Instructions call for one Dry-Z-Air for each 10 square feet.
It cost $14 here in Vancouver and I bought a jug of replacement crystals for another $14.

Given that I live in Vancouver, it could be that I should close the roof vent, what with all the rain.

All my drawers and cupboards are open, BTW.

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Old 12-07-2008, 12:52 AM   #12
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Re: cabinet condensation

I'll bet if you close the roof vent you will get the humidity down to 30% or lower with the heater.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:35 PM   #13
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Re: cabinet condensation

Here's some ideas from fgrv: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=32212
Hope this too is helpful.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:39 PM   #14
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Bit of a cold snap here in Vancouver. Only 4 degrees C. today.
Since we have a very small house, and my parents will stay overnight Christmas day ( our bedroom ), I thought I should fire up the heater in Toad, since that's our room for the night and make sure it works.

I got new U.S. approved propane tanks from Escape and discovered that they are full, even though we didn't talk about that. Thanks Tammy, thanks Reace.

Anyway, I fired up the heater this afternoon and it's now toasty warm inside Toad. I checked the Dry-z-air pods and found a couple tablespoons of water in each, after closing the roof vent last week.

With the heater going, light condensation formed on the windows, so I've opened the roof vent a crack.

I'm going to shut everything down later this evening and close the vent.

I'm quite content, knowing that I'll be warm and comfortable Christmas night.

But, where the hell do I put the tree?

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Old 12-13-2008, 11:55 PM   #15
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Hi: Baglo...In the "Tree House"!!! Well you aks'd.
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Re: cabinet condensation

Quote:
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Bit of a cold snap here in Vancouver. Only 4 degrees C. today.
+4C is rather balmy compared our current -29C.

You don't need to worry about a tree, but do make sure your stocking is hung in the trailer on Christmas Eve.
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Old 12-14-2008, 04:11 PM   #17
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I got new U.S. approved propane tanks from Escape and discovered that they are full, even though we didn't talk about that. Thanks Tammy, thanks Reace.
WHAT!!! Must have a chat with the 'crew'. Lol....maybe they swapped propane for a case of all that beer that keeps your trailer loaded down.

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Old 12-18-2008, 11:31 PM   #18
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propane tanks full of beer?? SWEET!!
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We've had several weeks of rain and snow ( the snow was the unusual part ). Temps were below freezing most of the time. The Toad is in the driveway so I ran power to it ( disconnected the battery so I wouldn't fry it ) and kept a small 600W oil-filled radiator inside, set to medium. I also had two Dry-Z-Air pods, one in the front and one in the back.
Today, after about a month, I checked them and emptied at least a cup-and-a-half to two cups of water that had collected.
It's obvious that the pods are collecting water. What I don't know is if they are doing everything that needs doing. I've got all the cupboards open and everything appears dry.

I plan to spend some time in the trailer tomorrow. Run the furnace and contemplate my surroundings. Make of list of things I might do and places to go.

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Old 01-11-2009, 06:55 AM   #20
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Question about batteries. I see the "disconnects" in RV books, but why do you need to disconnect the battery when hooked up at home? Seems the charging element of the electrical system should shut off when the battery is charged, and it wouldn't make any difference. Also, why do you get more capacity with 2 6V batteries rather than one 12V? They're smaller are they not? For some reason, I've got a 12V block in my understanding. I must have missed that lesson on 12V circuits in college Physics!!!!
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