dehumidifiers: what is reliable?

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ok gimme ur price i wont tell
 
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hey any idea what's going on here, i got a list of local distributors and called one and asked for a price..they said 700 bucks!!!!

even add in 100 for shipping that's 200 less then anyone else!!!!

he seemed surprised someone called and asked for this unit and he could NOT tell me how much shipping was..said he would have to ask the supplier or something

so how in the world can he sell me something for 200 less then everyone else?
 
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Old 10-24-08, 12:57 PM
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Id jump on it. That is below my price.
 
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i may call today at lunch..i still think it's too good to be true but hey you never know..fedex is 38-110 bucks for shipping so i guess ill be paying about that.

ill let you know what happens..i need this 70% humidity gone

edit.... well i got another person at the company when i called and they ordered it for me..said only 20 bucks shipping or so.

i still dont believe it until i get a tracking number or an invoice email
 

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a charge for 761 just appeared on my visa...so i guess ill be getting the unit any day now
 
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the unit was left on my front step today (UPS got a call on that and i'm still waiting for a callback...he could have wheeled it up the driveway or driven up)

put it in the utility room on normal..turned off after 3 hours..so cranked it to the max setting. I have 65% in my living room now and it better draw from the other rooms or else lol.

I can see a bit of water heading thru the tube and into the drain but it wasnt pouring out in a steady stream. Also, although i think the hose is angled down towards the drain (floor does slope), it makes a weird noise and it's like some water is drawn up the hose back to the unit sometime...strange. Like a burp. But it doesnt appear to make it up into the unit because it's up higher of course.

so i guess ill have to leave it on max a few days and see how much lower we get.
 
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Old 10-31-08, 04:38 AM
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At 65% will take at least a day or two.
 
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well after 36 hours the living room was stuck at 60% so i put the unit on a chair in the dining room and it is emptying in a bucket. I'm sure the utility room was 'bone dry' lol....but just wasnt sucking in from the other rooms...or i have a 'really wet house i guess

now that the unit is centralized and not in an out of the way room, i cant wait to see some 50s readings

i put my killawatt on the unit and at its present pace, would cost me over 400/year to have it run this much
 
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Old 11-01-08, 10:11 AM
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Once the crawl is fixed you should not need it except in no load times.
 
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65 degrees in the house

24 hours in the dining room..down to 55% there next to the unit but only 58% in the living room

about 3-4 gallons dumped out of my bucket in 24 hours
 
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i'm still pumping out 2+ gallons a day...stuck at 55% and the meter is 2 ft from the unit lol

is this normal? can a house be THIS bad? And with the temps at night in the 30s , i cant be 100% sure it's even the unit that dropped this from 65 to 55 in the past few days.
 
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With all the moisture that is in your crawl space it is going straight up into your home. Until you get rid of the moisture down there you are in a loosing battle.
 
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so should i just turn if off and not bother until the regrading is done (in spring or whenever someone calls me back)
 
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I would not because the mold could spread.
 
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do you think if i keep this at 55% it's 'safe' to go ahead and start cleaning the walls and repainting? it's a huge job, (big house and lots furniture to move around) hasnt been done since i moved in 14 years ago and my ex smoked like a nuclear cooling unit. But i really dont want to go through all that if ill just have more issues with additional mold etc.

for the record, i've never 'seen' mold on any wall. I know that doesnt mean i dont have it. But the only places i've seen it are on cabinets and doors and bureaus etc.
 
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Old 11-05-08, 04:44 AM
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Lucky,
Very hard to answer!
You talk about mold on the wood services, that really scares me. But to answer your question if the RH is under 55% you should not have a problem unless the humidity is coming up in the wall cavity's. This would cause the new paint to peal. But if the paint that is there now is not pealing I would say most likely you will be fine.
 
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I've never had a paint peeling issue. Maybe since the walls are plaster that's helping me? Maybe ill put my gauge near a wall and see if it's higher than in the middle of the rooms for the fun of it

However in one wooden kitchen cabinet i had a bunch of plastic bags tossed on the bottom and the side of the cabinet got all moldy (no air flow probably didnt help) and the veneer actually is coming off the inside wall. But this is the only 'structural' issue i've ever found.

The rest is just mold crawling up the doors etc. And thats easily wiped down. I guess i'm very lucky i dont have visible stuff on the walls.
 
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Yes plaster does not support mold growth very easy. Your mold is starting at the bottom because all the moisture is migrating from the crawl space to the living area. Good luck and get that moisture problem taken care of as soon as you can.
 
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ya just dumped another 3 gallons today, im' ready to just run 25 ft of hose thru the house!
 
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UPDATE:

Originally Posted by airman.1994 View Post
With all the moisture that is in your crawl space it is going straight up into your home. Until you get rid of the moisture down there you are in a loosing battle.
Ok i need someone to explain this to me . today i got this

Oregon Scientific | U.S. | Product | RMR500A | Multi-Room Climate Monitor

and love it. Apparently my old thermometer was totally wrong, it says 60% RH now and the new unit says 40 percent on all 3 sensors that came with it. So i tend to believe my new 60 dollar unit, not the 2.99 kmart special. So what this means is all my readings in this thread are 20% too much!

But my main question is this..and i really dont understand. there's no water in the crawl but it's dried out pretty much since i put a screen in the window a month ago. I did have 2-3 inches a few weeks ago. Maybe is a little water stain type stuff left today. However my new sensor reads 85% humidity in the crawl and only 40 in the house

So i dont get it. why in the world isnt my house more than 40% RH? there's no insulation in the crawl, just the floor and carpet above. and as i noted in this thread, there is some mold on the inside of some cabinets etc. RH outside is about 40 as well. So i dont understand why the RH in the crawl isnt migrating to outside , i thought equilibrium would be something that should be obtained, as i thought with the RH inside the house vs the crawl. I know i shouldnt complain about 40% inside the house but i hate illogical things! And based on what i believed and everyone has told me, all this humidity should be in my house

any insight into this would be appreciated
 
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I got the EZ breath,after seeing how well it worked in my dads home. It cost 1500 bucks ,but only cost a few dollars a month to run. The dehumidifier was giving me monster electric bills,and did not work half as well as this EZ breath.
 
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I got the EZ breath,after seeing how well it worked in my dads home. It cost 1500 bucks ,but only cost a few dollars a month to run. The dehumidifier was giving me monster electric bills,and did not work half as well as this EZ breath.
Junk!! sorry you and your dad bought one! Must run in the family!
 
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I use this in my garage:
Kenmore 50 pint Dehumidifier w/Electronic Touch Controls - Model 54501 at Sears.com

Everytime it rains, water is wicked in via cracks. Since buying 3 years ago, I have not had any excess water in my garage. Very reliable with good controls. I also have a piece of hose that leads to outside hooked up to the drain so I never have to touch it.

It works well in this space.
 
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help finding a distributor of santa fe compact

I too am interested in getting a santa fe compact dehumidifier and would like to know the one that you dealt with. It seemed you got a good price.

Any help is appreciated,

Steve
 
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