Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: jotuler On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:58 pm

I have A Harmon Mark II working to expectations in my basement. But, my house is dryer than popcorn based flatulence.
I have a cast iron pot on the stove but the tempatures I running the stoves at (250-350deg stack temp,using a mag thermometer) won't produce enough, if any, steam to bring relief. Any ideas? Or should I stock up on chapstik? :alone:
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:18 pm

I run a 15 gallon humidifier most of the winter to stop the dryness.
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:19 pm

Get on of these http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_03215420000P

Easy to use *& does the whole house
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: Dallas On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:20 pm

Coal heat seems to be very drying. I run a humidifier, which processes 5 gallons some days. Even at that, I see the floor boards shrinking. Mine is just like the Sears pic.
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: Qball On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:27 pm

I run this all winter and has solved my sinus issues. Wal-mart $75.
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: SemperFi On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:40 pm

I run a 3 quart steam pot on the top of my stove that I refill min. once a day. There are five fish tanks in my home with capacities of 180 gal. 150 gal. 125 gal. 55 gal. and a 36 gal. I replenish around 25 gal. a week between the five tanks and my house is still dry. I must say that I do not run heaters in my tanks as the fish love the 80 degrees I keep my house at, got to love coal. I have found that the fish tanks add to the thermal mass of my house, at least that is what I tell the wife. I could dry my clothing in the house on drying racks to ad moisture but that would only prove that I am a redneck in disguise. Good luck Jotuler with the chapstick :D :D :D :D
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:31 pm

A decade or more ago the ultrasonic style humidifiers were popular. I had one that quit a few years ago. They would blow a find mist of water into the air. Anyone have an idea why they disappeared from the market. They were lower maintenance than the drum style.
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:52 pm

Probably because if you had any Calcium Carbonate in the water at all it would end up as a white coating on everything in the house and the little disc that generated the ultrasonic waves would quickly get covered with lime and it would stop working. Or a better system was developed.

I still have one, even with a water softener there is still a tendency to get that coating on the horizontal surfaces in the house, so it doesn't get used, unless I want to do the dusting!

I keep a pot on the Harman. When it's cold enough to light the hand fed it evaporates the water off quickly.
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:03 pm

Let some outside air in. Plenty of dampness in the outside air, most of the time anyway. Another thought, keep your room temps in the mid to high 60's. Less heat usually means more relative humidity inside your house.
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:08 pm

Cap wrote:keep your room temps in the mid to high 60's.


My wife and kids would throw me out of the house if I kept it in the mid to upper 60's. :lol: They even bitch when I have the t-stat set at 71.
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: jotuler On: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:37 pm

Looks like I'm off to sears, I need to keep the humidity around 50-60% because of a piano (it's worth more than my truck) would get ruined. And I think that it is confortable (for us) if the house is in the mid 60's if the humidity is at normal levels.
Thanks fo the comments.
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Re: Warm, DRY, house I need some ideas

PostBy: av8r On: Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:58 pm

Yanche wrote:A decade or more ago the ultrasonic style humidifiers were popular. I had one that quit a few years ago. They would blow a find mist of water into the air. Anyone have an idea why they disappeared from the market. They were lower maintenance than the drum style.


I believe these had an issue with biologicals in the water and misting chemicals to kill the biologicals along with the water wasn't looked at as a good idea.
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