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Basement humidity 80-90% with unsealed concrete foundation, how can wood moisture be OK?

In summer our home in west Massachusetts has a humidity level of 80--90% for months, which according to what I read can be a serious problem. However, my pinless moisture meter measures the wood beams ...
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Do I need to vent a crawlspace?

We just completed a 20x20 great room addition on the side of our house with a 4 foot crawl space and poured concrete floor. There is a 4’ by 4’ cut through to access this crawl space from the existing ...
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Dehumidifier and spray water effect on curing concrete basement patch

Internal trench waterproof system just installed in basement that includes some new concrete in July. Will a dehumidifier hinder optimal curing of the concrete and for how long? Also should I spray ...
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Should I be installing a dehumidifier inlet with the air supply or just in the crawlspace?

Built our home five years ago and our crawlspace is 2300 sq ft. For awhile ran a residential dehumidifier till it went out. I do understand that placing this in the crawlspace wasnt the best ideal ...
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Window AC + Floor Dehumidifier - great combo or waste of money?

I have a ~20x20 room that also houses most of the homes network/server hardware in a rack, my office (a gaming pc and 3 monitors, a TV, and my drum set. I had thought I had a properly sized Window AC ...
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HVAC auxiliary fan relay wiring help

I set up a two zone whole house dehumidifier system with 24v no/nc dampers, primary and secondary zones. the primary zone is controlled by a Aprilaire model 76 external control and the secondary zone ...
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Dehumidifier shuts off after a few seconds

Steps to reproduce: Plug in dehumidifier. The green LED goes on. Press the power button on the control panel (lower free hanging PCB in picture). The fan starts running. The compressor doesn’t turn ...
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How to best position a dehumidifier

Want to ask about the best orientation for a portable dehumidifier to allow cloths to dry the quickest. Take this top down drawing of a portable dehumidifier as an example: Air inlets are at the two ...
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Dehumidifier Repair - Compressor Heats up but Coils and Lines are Room Temp, How to Troubleshoot

I have a new Dehumidifier that has never worked. Why I haven't exchanged it or returned it is a long, convoluted story. It powers on, fan runs, compressor turns on, but no water ever collects. Once ...
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Trane XV-18 Dehumidification - Heat Strip

We have a new home with a Trane XV-18 system. In addition to its efficiency, it is touted to to be able to control humidity down to 45%. However, it has proven that it is worse at controlling ...
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Amana Humidity settings

I have a very old Amana dehumidifier. The setting is a range - Humid - Dry with 5 settings in between. Can anyone explain would the lowest humidity be "humid" or "dry"
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Will calcium chloride still work under a coffee filter?

I have some disposable paper coffee filters, shallow glass jars and canning lids. I can use the ring part of the lids to affix the coffee filter over the jar's mouth. I am thinking of putting calcium ...
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Best replacement for broken in-wall dehumidifier?

My wife and I are new owners of a home with a partially finished basement of about 1,700 square feet. We found a dehumidifier mounted in a wood cutout in the wall near one end of the finished part. It ...
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Can I use dehumidifier to tackle mouldy bathroom

we had a new bathroom built as an extension about 20 years ago. It didn't have any wallpaper or anything on it for a while, just the exposed brown plaster. It was painted using water based paint a few ...
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DEHUMIDIFIER STAYING AT 75

I have a dehumidifier and have it for a few years so I am familiar with how they work. I have a GE 65pt and it was working fine until today. The basement is very warm (it is humid outside) and the ...
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Is a peltier-based dehumidifier a good choice to prevent condensation?

I have a non-heated, enclosed space (crawl space that does have a vapor barrier). During a limited number of days in the spring or fall, I get condensation on things that stay cold while the air ...
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Dehumidifier Settings

I do not understand the settings on our dehumidifier. I want to increase the dehumidification of our basement. This is the rainiest summer I have ever seen. Our two-year-old laminate basement floor is ...