How do I add humidity

How do I add humidity

PostBy: TAMNOZ On: Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:56 pm

I've had the the Keystoker running for about a week straight now and now I'm having problems with my daughter waking up with a sore throat. I think the house is drying out. Do you guys put pots of water next to the ducts or what?
Jim
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:00 pm

Yep,

By the ducts, on top of the stove, whatever........




Rick
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:08 am

Do a search on Humidifiers on here, many of us run them in the winter to keep things from drying out. We use a big 10 gallon console type in the living room and a small 1 gallon unit in the bedroom.
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:20 am

Something to think about if you have a piano is that it's important to keep the humidity has high as you can. The dry air will kill the tune and inner works in a heart beat. They really suck up the moisture. We always kept a large room humidifier next to the piano but last year our piano technician convinced us to have a Piano Saver Humidifer/Dehumidifer put in. It fits inside the piano's case where no one can see it and it maintains the piano's relative humidity. It's something you may want to consider if you spent a lot for the piano or even if you don't but want to protect it. I know there's always something to spend your money on. Lisa
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:48 am

If the ductwork is galvanized steel, you can add a humidifier in the system. If it's the insulated ductboard, the in system humidifier will created mold.
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:50 am

I bought a Skuttle whole house steam humidifier, works well.

BK
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:57 am

bksaun wrote:I bought a Skuttle whole house steam humidifier, works well.

BK

Is it in the ductwork or a stand alone ? Did you see a difference in electric bills ? Skuttle told me the steam could use $100/month for electric :shock:
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:34 pm

Its in the duct work, I went with the 220v, It did raise the bill some but not that much. Our rates in KY are among the lowest in the nation. If your in an area with high rates I would try something else. For sure stay away from the 110v version.

I have considered designing something to go under the top of my Channing III, It would require a cast iron, steel or aluminum tray and a float and fill tube that could with stand high heat.

Bk
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: dave brode On: Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:50 am

The 55 UD works well for me, very little cost to run, no place for gook to grow, since it has no standing water. Water flows over pad, then drains away.

http://skuttle.com/underduct.html

Around $200, iirc. The "pads" are pricey though. I just paid $36 for two [they last a season].

Dave
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:57 am

bksaun wrote: For sure stay away from the 110v version.


AFAIK this doesn't make difference except you can have smaller wires on the 220 version because you can have lower amperage.

watts = voltage*amps

Your amperage is lower on 220 but you have more voltage so no net gain. For example you get 3.4 BTU's from one watt whether it's 110, 220 or one million volts. Your 1500 watt electric baseboard is going to consume just as many kWh whether it's 220 or 110 for the same amount of BTU's.
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: btrowe1 On: Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:29 pm

Sears console, I fill it 2 times a day.. I keep the humidity around 40%.
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: goblin79 On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:36 am

i have a duech oven on top of my cumbustneer and a big wall fountaion they do pretty good just have to keep them full
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:43 am

Humidity? Just add water ....

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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: fastcat On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:19 am

Smittty did you fall asleep and leave the hose running again? :D
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Re: How do I add humidity

PostBy: ceccil On: Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:32 am

goblin79 wrote:i have a duech oven on top of my cumbustneer


Same setup here on my Keystoker.
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