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rocketdoctor 10-19-2009 06:12 PM

dehumidifying laundry room
I have a launchry room on the bottom floor of my house. Its a small room about 4X8 and gets pretty humid always smells. I think this is due to the moisture from washer and dryer (which vents outside). Theres no easy way to put a cieling fan in, I was thinking I could get one that I could put in the wall where I have a chase that I can run the vent 15' to an outside vent in the attic. The other thought is if I could find a small humidier that I could put on a shelf or hang on a wall which I could plumb to drain outside.

My concern with the fan is that It needs to run whenever people are doing laundry room. I solved this problem in another laundry room by wiring the lights to the vent to be sure it was always on when someone was in the bathroom but this is not as easy to do in the laundry room thats why I was thinking maybe getting a dehumidifier thats always on, the only drawback is it has to go in a wall or mounted on a shelf above the dryer.

Red Squirrel 10-19-2009 06:50 PM

Any regular dehumifier should do the trick. You can go the extra mile and have it drain to a floor drain nearby, but if it only gets humid when you do laundry you'll probably be fine with emptying the bucket when it gets full.

rocketdoctor 10-19-2009 06:54 PM

some of those are pretty big and I have no floor space for one so have to install within wall studs or on a shelf, was wondering if anyone had experience with this

captainobvious 10-21-2009 12:31 PM

Would an exhaust fan work for you ?

rocketdoctor 10-21-2009 01:08 PM

yeah it might, I need to buy one that can be mounted on its side and push air about 15' up.

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