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  1. Plumbing
    I want to add a condensate pump to my stand alone dehumidifier in order to not have to manually empty the bucket. I have a bathroom with sink and bathtub in the basement but am wondering if it’s better to run the drain line out the exterior wall instead to avoid any potential of clogged drains...
  2. Plumbing
    Hello, My wife and I recently bought a house with a sump pit but no pump. The inspector told us we could drain a dehumidifier into it, so we have the setup in the attached image. Since we don't really understand what's happening here, we thought we'd better double check that this is indeed...
  3. HVAC
    I have a roughly 1,000 sf basement, finished, but not furnished or occupied. The dehumidifier is a GE model purchased in 2014. It's normally set to keep the basement at 35% humidity, but never seems to get it to that level. Not in the summer when the air conditioning is running, not in the...
  4. HVAC
    Good evening! Anyone here have a Santa Fe Compact or similar in a ducted installation? I have a 26 x 60 crawlspace with the dehumidifier located at the lowest corner, near the sump pit and access door. The far opposite corner tends to have the highest humidity, but the dehumidifier doesn't...
  5. Electrical
    I want to keep my crawl space dry without spending a fortune on electricity from dehumidifier. Right now I switch between fan and dehumidifier depending on season. I live in northeast. I had heavy rains this spring sump dump stopped working and my dehumidifier got flooded. Now I'm in the market...
  6. Building & Construction
    I'm in the middle of renovating a small (225 sq. ft) 3-season room up here at my home on Cape Cod. New windows, insulation, drywall, flooring... the works. Hoping it will eventually become a year-round room. Well, underneath this room is a 2-3' high crawlspace, where the rest of the house is a...
  7. HVAC
    I am sealing my crawl space and putting down a vapor barrier but was also going to put in a dehumidifier. I was looking at a unit by Seaira Global and wanted to know what you guys thought. I searched but didn't see anything about it. Do you guys have any thoughts on this unit...
  8. HVAC
    Help. Having so many issues here with dry air since the heat was turned on. The prior owner removed the DHUM wire so that all the moisture I put into the air gets blown outside. The wires to the thermostat don't exist so we can't control the settings that way. The Furnace type is Bryant 355CAV...
  9. HVAC
    Does anyone here know anything about the "EZ Breathe" system (ezbreathe[DOT]com)? My in-laws swear by the thing and now my wife wants one. I looked at it and apparently you put it in the basement, it sucks up the cool/humid/moldy air off the floor and pumps it outside, and pulls "fresh/dry" air...
  10. HVAC
    Ok I have a HVAC unit and I am replacing the t-stat. Here are the current wire hookups and there discription on the old t-stat (Robertshaw 9420). C-Blue ~24v Com R-Red ~24v Transformer Y1-Yellow ~Compresser Relay (Stage 1) E-Black ~Emerg Heat W2-White ~Aux Heat Relay (Stage 2) G-Green...
  11. Appliances
    I am looking for a new dehumidifier for my basement, in the 40-50 pint range. I have had a similar one before, and it would run anything between 0% and 75% of the time depending on season, weather conditions, etc. Trouble is that many (if not all) of the models I have looked at seem to leave...
  12. Remodeling
    Hi, My wife and I just bought a house ~6 months ago in Hudson Valley, NY. It is a split level built ~1987, and has a finished basement (that is semi- below grade) and has a thin layer of old carpet on the floor. We are having some issues with humidity/moisture in the basement and are trying to...
  13. Building & Construction
    I've got some moisture in the basement and am looking at dehumidifiers. However, I can't find any consistent guidelines as to what size to get. Some sites I've checked indicate I would be fine with a small 30 pint, others have indicated that I need to spring for a 70 pint or larger. My basement...
  14. HVAC
    Hi; I need to replace a Haier portable dehumidifier that ran for only 2yrs before losing its charge, rendering it useless. I could have the unit repaired by Sears, but the warranty on repairs is only 90 days, and the cost is $90. I am afraid that Sears would simply re-charge the unit, it would...
  15. HVAC
    Hi All, I have a crawlspace foundation in a renovation that I'm debating what to do with. I currently have it vented with automatic foundation vents and have spread 6mil poly on the ground. There does not appear to be any sort of moisture problem now. There was in the past since there was...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    It seems to me that one of the principal functions of venting is to reduce moisture in the attic. People seem to make a lot of venting for the preservation of the shingles or to cool the attic. But I figure that if a roof is made to take 160 degrees outside having a hot attic in itself doesn't...
  17. HVAC
    I am looking for a super-duper dehumidifier to dry down a very wet basement/cellar. The best that I can find online is 70-pints. Does anyone have a recommendation for something stronger that won't require new mortgage, perhaps $200-$400? It needs to drain into sump pit. Also, it would help...
  18. General DIY Discussions
    I have a 4-yr old, hillside rancher. The lower level is finished and heated. There is a 350 sq. ft., unfinished storage room, below grade. It is heated by a small wall heater and fan, but it not vented. A door leads into it from a bedroom. It is beginning to smell musty and I have been...
  19. Building & Construction
    hi everyone! does anyone know if i can install a dehumidifier INSTEAD of crawl space vents? I have my architect/engineer telling me he would not advise them in this area and to close them after i install them! seems a lot of work if i can just have a dehumidifier with a humidistat. anyone...
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