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Sticky situation : Controlling humidity levels

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by GP, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. GP

    GP Very Active Member

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    Anyone have a problem with humidity controls like we do?

    Printing and work room is approximately 1000 sq feet.

    Current humidity is 73% but it has been as high as 85%.

    I do not own the building and we will most likely be leaving in a year, so I don't want to install a central dehumidifier unit. I cannot plumb an over flow line to empty the bucket, so I need something on the larger side.

    Anyone start off with these numbers and invest in a decent system to control them?
     
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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Do you have and AC unit or do you leave the doors open? If you don't have AC get that first.

    For 1000sq ft I would go to Home Depot or Lowe's and get a couple of their biggest dehumidifier units and put one on each end of the shop.

    Tip: If you need more water capacity raise the dehumidifier so you can drain into a 5 gallon pail.
     
  3. All-SignZ

    All-SignZ Active Member

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    you should be able to run a hose from your dehumidifier and bypass the bucket. we have ours near an overhead door and the hose runs inbetween the door and rubber seal to the parking lot.
     
  4. 10sacer

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    I would kill for 73% humidity and I am in North Carolina.
    We crank two humidifiers all day and struggle to get to 50% RH
     
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