Humidifiers

Humidifiers

PostBy: treysgt On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:31 pm

Someone posted a while back that the steamers folks use on woodstoves don't really do much on the coal burners. Anyone have other ideas for getting a little moisture in the room, other than a separate humidifier?
Thanks
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:30 pm

A separate humidifier is what you need. Sorry
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:38 pm

I have considered designing one for my Alaska channing, It can be done. I will start on it in the spring when I shut down.

BK
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:46 pm

Going to get a console humidifier hopefully this weekend.

I have digital Humidistat and it reads "LL" most of the time, it only goes as low as 25%....Static City!
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: bigchunk On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:40 pm

why doesnt it work on your hand fired. i have a stock pot full of water on mine and it works just fine. its not sitting directly on top of the stove. its sitting on top of some bricks. i also put in some pine-sol to give the rooms a nice pine scent. unless theres no room for a pot or the stove doesnt get hot on the top i cant see there being a prob doing it.
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: sandman On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:47 pm

my 150 goes through around 3 gallons of water a day.

although it doesn't help, my humidistat is always pinned on the bottom and i end up with a lot of minerals inside the pan.

we've been looking at console humidifiers.

anyone have one that works well and has so for more than a few years?
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: bksaun On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:00 pm

I have a Skuttle Brand steam humidifier on my cold air return to my furnace, run's on 220. Eat's a lot of electricity' but does a good job. I used to get a lot of mineral deposits in it and had to clean it out once a month.

Last year I put a water filter and automatic fushing drain on it and only had to clean it at the end of the season.

But if I could design one for my coal stove I could save a lot of electric.

BK
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:12 pm

WNY wrote:Going to get a console humidifier hopefully this weekend.

I have digital Humidistat and it reads "LL" most of the time, it only goes as low as 25%....Static City!


That's what I have in the basement hall & I just add water (about 5 gallons a day) & bacteriastat to it & my entire home has proper humidification.
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:28 pm

One thing I noticed on the Console ones, get one with Easy fill tanks, that fit nicely under the faucet.
My old sears one worked great for years, I think it was 14 gallon, the tanks each held 6 gallon, it just finally gave up.

Looking at one at Lowes like attached.

MoistAIR
14 Gallon Traditional Humidifier
Item #: 158480 Model: MA1406
Humidifies rooms up to 2900 sq.ft.
14 gallon daily output
3 speed air flow control
2 easy-to-fill water bottles
Bottle refill indicators tells you when water is required
Desired humidity indicator
Auto humidistat keeps humidity at the level you select
Quad TRAPMAX® filter system
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:38 pm

WNY wrote:One thing I noticed on the Console ones, get one with Easy fill tanks, that fit nicely under the faucet.
My old sears one worked great for years, I think it was 14 gallon, the tanks each held 6 gallon, it just finally gave up.

Looking at one at Lowes like attached.

MoistAIR
14 Gallon Traditional Humidifier
Item #: 158480 Model: MA1406
Humidifies rooms up to 2900 sq.ft.
14 gallon daily output
3 speed air flow control
2 easy-to-fill water bottles
Bottle refill indicators tells you when water is required
Desired humidity indicator
Auto humidistat keeps humidity at the level you select
Quad TRAPMAX® filter system



That's the one I have. It's about 6 years old & very easy to fill with a bucket. As long as you use bacteriastat, you only have to clean it out & throw away the pads at the end of the heating season. (I find I really only need to run mine in Massachusetts for about 3 months anyway)
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:32 pm

This one has the 2 removable tanks that you can put under your faucet for filling.....
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: ken On: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:45 am

my sump pump took a vaction and i had about 4" of water in the basement. took care of any moisture problems. been ruff week here. lol i use a foil container you put a turkey in on top of the stove. been working nice. :D
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: av8r On: Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:49 am

I used to have one of these:

https://www.hardwareworld.com/12g-Conso ... ZR16N.aspx

Worked well...has a large filter paper transfer device that you toss at the end of the season. You can buy them for a lot less than the site I linked if you look a bit.
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: jpen1 On: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:30 pm

Avr8,

I have the same model ACE harware stores can order/carry them. Very effective and I've had mine for 6 years and runs great. It comes with a hose that slips over just about any kitche faucet to fill the bottles.
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Re: Humidifiers

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:51 am

ahhhh. finally some humidity, ended up with the one above, but from Sears, bascially the same thing for the same price. It's up to 41% so far, and it was 25% or below....

The cats don't get shocked anymore.!! :)

You can tell he's a happy cat now!!
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