Amazon sells a bunch of different kinds of moisture absorbers, mostly silica based. They are variously "rechargeable," by plugging them in or putting them in the oven for hours (!). Reviews are all over the place. I need to be able to store some mattresses wrapped in plastic in my damp basement. Which absorber(s) do I want for placing inside the plastic?
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?
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]
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]
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]
How can I quickly reduce relative humidity in a small enclosed environment within a fume hood without raising air temperature? [more inside]
Is a dehumidifier the right solution for my problem? What else should we be considering? [more inside]
Is water from my dehumidifier's collection tank safe for tadpoles to live in? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
Looking for a cheap, simple, DIY technique to dehumidify my apartment. [more inside]
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.
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]
What is the better mold & mildew prophylaxis: a steam cleaner, a dehumidifier, or something else? [more inside]
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]
Are you experienced . . . with buying dehumidifiers? [more inside]
Questions about dehumidifiers. [more inside]