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    Default Dehumidifier Air con unit.

    I just bought one for the workshop..it's a portable A/C dehumidifier...How can I put it to it's best use?...How do you use yours ?

    Remember I'm in the UK not Spain
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    In Spain you'd sleep through the hottest part of the day?
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    Ken, turn it on and set its parameters to 'moustache' .......?

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    Set the humidity on the unit and let it rip. This is a good time to post that there has been a massive recall on many many brands of of these portable units. Many fires have been started and millions and millions of dollars in damage have taken place. To see which units have been recalled go here http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/...Dehumidifiers/

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    Good job my unit is not on that list .. Now I'm starting to mistrust e'm .. I'll have to come up with a safety plan.
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    I have mine set up in a "Dry Room" Insulated and lined with plastic vapour barrier. From there it's just set it and forget it. Runs 24/7.

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    I keep mine in a 'box'. Basically and insulated large cupboard (It's lined with 2" polystyrene) along with a 200w fan heater that is only utilised during the colder parts of the winter. The fan heater does 15 minutes in every hour.
    This keeps things stable and it has the advantage of actually drying timber in 6 to 12 weeks depending on species/thickness. The dehumidifier runs 24/7. It is only a small domestic unit running at less than 50w but does a great job in the box. The box in the new unit is 8 x 4 x 4 foot.
    It has been running for over two years now without burning the place down
    HIH
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    Ive set it up in the workshop and got it on a test run..It could be a bit big for job tho ...it dosn't have a bucket to collect the water, it has an internal drain pump..there is a 100mm dia vent port at the rear and I'm not sure what thats for... i have connected it to a length of plastic pipe so it can drain onto the garden.....But nothing has happened so far after half an hour...I know very little about these things so here is it's spec: Power consumption 1150 W....45 Liters (79 pints) per day...Ambient 30 deg RH 70%, cooling capacity 12000BTU.

    If this means anything to you let me know.
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    Sounds like you've got one of those industrial units used for drying out newly plastered buildings. I'm afraid my experience doesn't stretch that far! Sorry.

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    So - it'll help Ken when he's plastered? That's good to know.
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