Check your Damp Rid!!!

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Chain

Feeling the Heat
So sad, but true. July and August, then it is all over! So far this "summer" it is all rain. I might have been better off planting rice.
Well, the current low price of fresh lobster makes up for your short summe. Unless, of course, you're a lobsterman or depend upon the price to make a living. Is the wholesale price still very low like it was a few months ago?
I'm heading to Portsmouth, NH in a couple of weeks and am hoping to eat lots of lobster and so am selfishly hoping the prices are still low.
 

Seasoned Oak

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Oct 17, 2008
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I have a dehumidifier in my unfinished basement. I keep it at 40%. The recommendation for finished or unfinished basements is at or below 50%. It runs 24x7 (turns on/off as needed). No issues, it drains into my floor drain and out to daylight.
Owens corning.recommends 60% in summer 40% in winter. Winter is easy as my indoor RH stays about 30%
which is too dry. At 60% summer my DH does not run constantly like it would at lower setting and keeps the bsmt comfortable.
 

St_Earl

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Sep 9, 2011
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millinocket, maine
how long does a packet of damp rid usually last?
and how do you know when it needs changed out?
 

pen

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how long does a packet of damp rid usually last?
and how do you know when it needs changed out?
The higher the humidity the shorter they will last. I can't see one being consumed in less than a month though.

You can tell they are done when the crystals have pretty much dissolved then it's time to dump water and add more.
 

St_Earl

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Sep 9, 2011
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millinocket, maine
thanks, pen. : )

just picked up the holder and one refill.
i suppose the upside to an eight month heating season is there is not much time for the damp rid to be in use. ==c
 

PoolGuyinCT

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Jan 17, 2012
364
Plymouth CT
Damp rid is expensive cal chloride aka driveway ice melter or pool water hardness increaser.

I have rust with damp rid in the past, since I have switched to "paint strainers" loaded with white rice. Rice is very hydroscopic, I also store my electronic pool tools with a strainer bag of rice to protect from moisture.
 

St_Earl

Minister of Fire
Sep 9, 2011
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millinocket, maine
Damp rid is expensive cal chloride aka driveway ice melter or pool water hardness increaser.

I have rust with damp rid in the past, since I have switched to "paint strainers" loaded with white rice. Rice is very hydroscopic, I also store my electronic pool tools with a strainer bag of rice to protect from moisture.
i was thinking of doing this. having heard about people drying their cell phones in a mound of rice.
i'll have to evaluate at the end of summer as to how the damp rid has performed.

the plastic holder is "expensive" for what it is. but it fits well and has the collection receptacle.
 
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