Originally Posted by timg
Thanks for the reply. I will defenitely look into the concrete sealer (seems like a good idea for spills/etc anyways).
Won't all the moisture exit the chimney? Intake air will come from inside (through the draft right?) so I shouldn't be producing most air into the garage right?
How expensive are dehumidifiers to run in this situation?
Thanks again for the reply.
I'd say a small dehumidifier and small AC draw about the same power. You could put the dehumidifier on a timer so turn it on when you go in and have it shut itself off when you leave.
With the concrete paints I've seen you may as well paint a layer of ice on the floor. As soon as it gets wet it turns to a scateing rink. Useing somthing with sand or a texture can help.
The moisture from the wood will exit the chimney but the stove sucks air in from the garage so the garage will suck air in from the easiest path be it inside your house or outside the garage.
I wouldn't worry about rusting tools. I've worked in many garages that go hot-cold on a regular basis without rust problems. Then in my basement everything rusts despite dehumidiers going all the time.