coaledsweat wrote:If your house has any wood in it, too dry beats it up. Hardwood floors and moldings can shrink and it starts to get ugly. If you have a forced air system, install an automatic humidifier in its plenum. If not, you need a unit or units to maintain some moisture in the air throught the house if needed. I use a big console and it is a pain but a necessary one.
Yep, that's basically where it is, in the hot air supply to the house. You can take a look at it here... Installation Of Hot Air Coal Furnace With Propane Back Up
Hey, Smitty, your basement reminds me of mine when the hot water heater gave out a few years back.
When I lived in South Jersey I used to take out 5 gallons of water every day from the dehumidifier in my basement and that was after I sealed it with Dry-Lock. Very useful to water the garden in a drought.