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Postby Tyler » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:05 am

wags83 wrote:Source of the post It was super hot on Saturday here. Only 7 hours of AC but would have been more if we were home more during the day on Saturday. Pretty hot yesterday too, but the rain helped cool it off some in the afternoon.

Your energy bill must be pennies! 15 hours for us yesterday and that was with us leaving for a movie in the afternoon.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:36 pm

No ac for us yet it's been very mild so far. Hottest the house has gotten is like 76/77 before we could open the windows to cool it back down

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Postby Tyler » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:50 pm

Late in the season, but I think I'm buying a new dehumidifier tomorrow. I gave my old one to Huss buss as payment for building a landscape wall.

I think I had a 30 pint before. I would like to do 70, but 50 is on sale for $159. That's the volume of water removed from the air in 24 hours, NOT the tank capacity. You shouldn't even use the tank. You need a hose going to a floor drain.
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Postby Tyler » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:09 am

How they measure humidifiers must have changed in the last year. These boxes say "50 pint. 70 pint 2018 readings". So I got a 50/70 one.

The model I wanted, and that was in stock at 11pm last night, is now not. So either it sold this morning or nightly batch cycle ran and updated the inventory as I was sleeping.

Update. This model is nice. It has a built in pump and long little tube so you can drain it up and into a sink or someplace else high
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Postby DannyFanny » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:41 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post You need a hose going to a floor drain.


I finally bought one for my dehumidifier this year. My god how silly I was not doing that sooner.
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Postby wags83 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:59 am

On a related note, I had a bunch of insulation delivered yesterday. Gonna beef up the insulation in the attic since it is way below the recommended amount. The forecast showed that it was supposed to be cooler for this weekend, but has changed to being upper 70's/low 80's which means the attic will be approximately 254°. So I may wait to do this project on a cooler day.
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Postby Tyler » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:21 pm

Haha. Danny. That is silly of you if it was next to a floor drain.

Wags, just do it! We believe in you
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Postby wags83 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:25 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Wags, just do it! We believe in you

I will! Just not on an 80 degree + humidity day.
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Postby DannyFanny » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:45 pm

Tyler wrote:Source of the post Haha. Danny. That is silly of you if it was next to a floor drain.


It wasn't. The dehumidifier is in the middle of the basement, and I ran the hose to the sump pump. Granted my basement is pretty small, so the dehum. and sump pump are about 12ish feet from each other. I was worried the hose wouldn't fit under the door separating the dehum. and sump, but I got sick of emptying it daily.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:12 pm

Tyler wrote:https://slickdeals.net/f/13395973-insignia-70-pint-portable-dehumidifier-white-160?src=frontpage

i should do this deal
I'll let you know how it is

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Postby Tyler » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:37 am

Just turned our heat on at 3:37am. Was only 65, but was starting to get cold at night for Ollie.
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Postby Tyler » Tue May 26, 2020 8:12 am

DannyFanny wrote:Source of the post I finally bought one for my dehumidifier this year. My god how silly I was not doing that sooner.

What do the dehumidifier bois and gurls keep their units set to? I have mine at 40% in the basement and it runs 24/7. I usually even have turbo mode on. It never seems to "catch up" and turn off, but that is to be expected because of the placement of the dehumidifier and size of open basement.
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Postby DannyFanny » Tue May 26, 2020 9:08 am

I think mine's set to 65 or 70? The basement doesn't get used too often though.
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Postby Corey » Tue May 26, 2020 9:24 am

Tyler wrote:Source of the post
DannyFanny wrote:Source of the post I finally bought one for my dehumidifier this year. My god how silly I was not doing that sooner.

What do the dehumidifier bois and gurls keep their units set to? I have mine at 40% in the basement and it runs 24/7. I usually even have turbo mode on. It never seems to "catch up" and turn off, but that is to be expected because of the placement of the dehumidifier and size of open basement.

Mine is set to 60 just so there is a slim chance that it'll reach that and turn off. I added it to a smart outlet though so that when we are down there (lights on) it turns off so its not quite as annoying that it runs 24/7.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue May 26, 2020 9:30 am

I had mine set at 40% and the same thing as Tyler.
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Postby Tyler » Tue May 26, 2020 9:50 am

Corey wrote:Source of the post I added it to a smart outlet though so that when we are down there (lights on) it turns off so its not quite as annoying that it runs 24/7.

I had my old house one on a dumb switch timer that just turned off at 5pm and back on at 10pm. I should do that again.

If I had mine on 60 the basement would start smelling (not stinking). Basically needs to run 24/7 at 40 during the summer to keep the basement smelling fresh, at least during this rainy season. I left it off overnight on Saturday and Sunday morning I noticed it right away based on the smell in the basement.
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Postby wags83 » Tue May 26, 2020 11:13 am

I've never noticed an issue with moisture in our basement, so I've never set up a dehumidifier, but maybe I should get one to see if I notice a difference.

Also, we turned the AC on yesterday for the first time this year.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue May 26, 2020 11:47 am

We don't have one. I'm debating putting in one of our AC units givin the next couple days will be 90

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Postby Tyler » Tue May 26, 2020 11:51 am

wags83 wrote:I've never noticed an issue with moisture in our basement, so I've never set up a dehumidifier, but maybe I should get one to see if I notice a difference.

Also, we turned the AC on yesterday for the first time this year.
What's the humidity reading on your Samsung sensors down there?

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