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Humidity revisted.........

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by MCPO, Dec 18, 2010.

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  1. MCPO

    MCPO Minister of Fire

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    soupy1957 Minister of Fire

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    Two things seem to be being addressed here, .......E.S.D. and Humidity (which go hand in hand, obviously).

    From the "E.S.D." side.......I teach a class (have taught thousands of people, literally, the basic priniciples of E.S.D. and the dangers involved) on this. If you want to reduce E.S.D., you avoid certain types of materials, and you INCREASE the humidity. In other words, there's a fine balance between having ENOUGH humidity and have too MUCH humidity.

    E.S.D. is only a hassle in the home, from the point of view of getting "zapped' all the time. It's not a danger necessarily to you at 2,000 D.C. Volts (the level at which you can see, hear and feel an E.S.D. charge).

    Any tool that helps to balance out the humidity in a home, is an added plus, regardless of manufacturer.

    -Soupy1957
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    Thanks for the charts. Nice to have objective data available when you are trying to discuss this issue. There are far too many people that just blow off the concept of needing OAK and maintaining home humidity levels. Worse yet, so many dealers and installer never bring either issue up when discussing a new stove purchase or install. Look at the brochures that are put out by the manufacturers. Rare to see anything in those. OAK is usually mentioned in the installation manual, but the subject of humidity seems to be left out all together.
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