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Garage, moisture, low temps and ventilation
#11
Everything is still fine except for the green dust on a certain type of wooden shelves. I’ve bought a device to measure the humidity. We’ll see.
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#12
(10-05-2017, 12:22 AM)Vinnie Wrote: Everything is still fine except for the green dust on a certain type of wooden shelves. I’ve bought a device to measure  the humidity. We’ll see.

It's important to note, a dehumidifier works best at a temperature above 60F. If you use is down near freezing, (30-50F) the condensate will ice up and not have time to thaw out.





I'm still searching for a clean Mach 1........ shrug
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#13
I am in frigid Wisconsin. My garage is attached to the house. The doors are opened normally for our daily drivers. I have a ceiling gas heater that does a phenomenal job. Granted that my garage is insulated, doors insulated and drywalled. In the middle of winter sometimes I can crank the heat as high as 75 whenever I need to paint. I do this about a day in advance so the metal gets up to room temperature before painting. Otherwise the temp setting is between 55 and 65, depending on what type of work I am doing and how do I feel that night. The closer I am to the garage doors or outside walls, the cooler it gets. My thermostat is by the door to the house which is in the "warmest" area of the garage. Sometimes if I need a dosage of heat I turn my portable garage halogen light, which serves two purposes: light and heat.

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#14
This morning I got the roof vent installed (about 6" pipe). Humidity inside was thankfully down to 74% already (from 90% 2 weeks ago!) due to a few warm days we had over the weekend. I really hope this vent will make the humidity in my garage go down even more, fingers crossed! If it pans out not to be sufficient I'll also put in an electronic fan.
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#15
Update: Humidity has been hovering between 60 and 80% since and I haven't discovered any new mold growing anywhere so that's all good. The ventilation seems to be making a BIG difference!
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#16
(03-08-2018, 06:07 AM)Vinnie Wrote: Update: Humidity has been hovering between 60 and 80% since and I haven't discovered any new mold growing anywhere so that's all good. The ventilation seems to be making a BIG difference!

Vinnie:
If it has not already been mentioned there are small exhaust fans that operate off of a solar panel.  I bought one a while back for an detached shed with no power going to it but have not yet installed it.  Panel obviously goes outside and wires run in through the vent where you mount the fan.  I got it to keep some air flowing around that shed in the summer when it gets humid.
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#17
Yeah I’m thinking about putting in a fan later for more air flow even
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