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Old 09-24-2013, 12:51 AM   #1
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94% humidity - Paint or not?


After 3 perfect days while sanding I get this today.

This is at midnight was even worse earlier today and looks like it will be the same tomorrow.

Should I run a de-humidifier when priming the new drywall and putting on the final coat. Or should I bag it for a few days. We have no AC right now so I don't have that option.

Scattered Clouds 77F
Feels Like: 78
Humidity: 94%
Dew Point: 75
Heat Index: 78
Visibility: 10mi

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What you are looking at, is ambient outside temp and air quality, not inside the building. I would use a indoor temp & rh monitor, to tell you what it is like inside the structure, not go by the Weather Failcaster that put out that info, even if it was from say Weather.com or Noaa.gov.

Again, if you really want to know if the inside temp & humidity is good, get a indoor monitor to tell you, not by guessing what the Failcaster tells you.

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Thanks Greg,

Using the most scientific method available to me right now I look across the room and I see the following......

A cranky hot and sweaty husband and 4 cranky hot panting dogs.

Have no idea on how to measure inside.

I know that its really dewey outside but no condensation on the windows or anything like that inside. I did mop up all the residual drywall dust on the concrete and it seemed to dry pretty quick.

How do you measure inside? You mention a monitor? I really have no idea what to look for or if it is even worth the expense.

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You can get one of these for around $10.00. Measures temp and humidity.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/AcuRite-D...0#.UkGHfhA5wig
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Thanks Dan.....another new toy lol.

Will check that out. At least he won't get cranky that its an expensive one this time
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If you have a/c in the building, turn it on, and set for say 72 or 73. Just enough to pull the humidity out of the house, but not to overly cool it. Then use room fans to move air around.

Not only will the a/c and fans help speed up the drying process, but the workers will be a lot more comfortable.

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