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Humidity problem in garage

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by dc007, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. dc007

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    With some quality electronics in there, I'm concerned about the levels of humidity in my garage conversion...

    I'm considering one of those dehumidifier machines - anyone got any advice on this, please ?
     
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    Not specifically, but my room is in the cellar of our house and has a higher humidity therefore.

    I keep a dehumidifier running down there to limit this, ideally I'd get one that can be kept on free drainage and can be plumbed into a water waste - I get fed up with having to empty the tank on mine.
     
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    How often do you find you have to empty the tank, please ?
     
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    Depends on the weather, how high you set it etc..

    TBH it's probably only once a week but I wish it were possible to have it on continuous drainage instead (lazy bugger that I am!).
     
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    Don't forget dehumidifiers will just remove the moisture in the room and the plaster. This allows more moisture to come through, this is not therefore a solution to the moisture problem but more 'controlling' it. It would be far better to deal with the moisture problems especially as it is a garage and to stop it coming through in the first place. Dehumifiers aren't cheap to run either.
     
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    The model that I'm looking at claims to run at 2p an hour, which is acceptable...

    Beekeeper, what do you mean when you say that it will remove the moisture from the room and the plaster !?

    Are you suggesting it might damage he plaster ??
     
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    Too true although I'm not sure they're particularly expensive to run. Ultimately I'd like our cellar to be fully tanked out to prevent this but needless to say this is going to cost a mint! However, prevention is certainly better than cure.
     
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    No I am just suggesting that preventing water ingress rather than controlling it may be the best solution for you, particularly in a Garage. A cellar is a bit different, Just ask spectre!
     

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