Join 3,522 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

18 posts tagged with dehumidifier. (View popular tags)
Displaying 1 through 18 of 18. Subscribe:

Related tags:
+ (6)
+ (4)
+ (4)


Dehumidifier with short: fix or dispose of? If so, how?

I have a Frigidaire dehumidifier with a short (when I plug it in, it trips the fuse on any house circuit I try). Should I try to fix it, or is it likely to be unobvious? I'm not particularly handy, but I don't mind taking something apart. Is it safer/better to simply dispose of it? If so, is it recyclable?
posted by idb on Jul 3, 2014 - 4 answers

I want a QUIET dehumidifier...which won't catch on fire.

The title says it all. EVERY SINGLE dehumidifier I have for my personal use, as well as the ones we use at my workplace's records storage rooms have now been recalled. Has anyone used anything worth buying? I want one which is quiet and will auto-restart/retain settings after a power failure [more inside]
posted by OTA on Sep 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Seeking the Bosch of dehumidifiers. Bonus if it's also the Prius.

Can you help us pick a super-reliable, long-lasting dehumidifier for our damp basement? It would be fantastic if it's also unusually energy-efficient. [more inside]
posted by spamloaf on Jul 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Where can I buy a dehumidifier today in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Where can I buy a powerful (60-75 pint) dehumidifier in the Bay Area today? I'm willing to buy it online and pick it up in the store, or just go directly to the store, but I'm trying to find a way to avoid spending all afternoon driving from store to store. Is there a specialty shop? Have you had any luck with "buy online - pick up in store today" options at Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace, Target, etc.? Is there a website that compiles local inventory for things like this? [more inside]
posted by slidell on Dec 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Hemp me dehumidify

How can I quickly reduce relative humidity in a small enclosed environment within a fume hood without raising air temperature? [more inside]
posted by Long Way To Go on Apr 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Should we get a dehumidifier or do something else?

Is a dehumidifier the right solution for my problem? What else should we be considering? [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Oct 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Dehumdifier water is basically distilled water, right?

Is water from my dehumidifier's collection tank safe for tadpoles to live in? [more inside]
posted by selfmedicating on May 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Cheap DIY way to dehumidify a basement during a rainy spell?

What is the best creative way to dehumidify a basement without buying an expensive dehumidifier? I don't want to run one constantly, but with all the flooding rain, I need to do something. [more inside]
posted by MultiFaceted on May 2, 2011 - 23 answers

Moist is a horrible word

My new dehumidifier has me curious...how many gallons of water are in the air in my building at a given temp and relative humidity? Plus a couple of related questions. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Jan 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Good dehumidifier for crawl space?

What's a good dehumidifier for a crawl space? I've read the posts on dehumidifiers for basements, but does a crawl space require something more robust? I'm trying to decide whether I can get away with something I can pick up easily at a big box store for a few hundred dollars, or whether I need to spend double or triple that.
posted by Shoggoth on Aug 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Another Sauna Showdown

[Arachnid Filter] Why don't these two spiders eat each other? [more inside]
posted by at the crossroads on Aug 12, 2010 - 12 answers

DIY dehumidifier?

Looking for a cheap, simple, DIY technique to dehumidify my apartment. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Feb 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Cheap "Dry Box" For Camera Gear?

Are there cheap alternatives for the large and elaborate "dry boxes" I see listed for use as dehumidified storage cabinets for lenses and other camera gear? I've built up a little collection, live where the summer humidity is often high, and do not run my AC 24/7. My first thought is that this is basically an airtight box with a bunch of dessicant inside. Can't really be that simple, though.
posted by justcorbly on Jul 31, 2009 - 6 answers

My basement smells of decaying fruit. Help!

My basement smells like rotting fruit. What is causing it and, since I'm thinking it needs dehumidifying, any dehumidifier tips or recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on May 7, 2009 - 9 answers

Mold and Mildew Prevention

What is the better mold & mildew prophylaxis: a steam cleaner, a dehumidifier, or something else? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Sep 10, 2008 - 9 answers

moldy mouldering mold

Will a dehumidifier work for my mold problem? The size charts say a 25 pint one (~$150) would be fine for my square footage, but would one be able to cover the bathroom, living room and bedroom considering they are separate rooms? Would the air flow be good enough, or should I get some of the much smaller (seems like less well-reviewed too) dehumidifiers that go for $50-$70 on Amazon and put one in each room? [more inside]
posted by Post-it Goat on May 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Begone, basement humidity!

Are you experienced . . . with buying dehumidifiers? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Jun 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Out damn humidity, out!

Questions about dehumidifiers. [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Jun 29, 2005 - 3 answers

Page: 1