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Old 01-31-14, 02:37 PM   #11
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We have small clay pots (plastic bottles with the top cut off will do) hanging on the radiators. Fill with water every week.

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Old 02-02-14, 10:59 PM   #12
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So todays highs we're on the 70's, so we opened all the windows. Boom, instant 40+% humidity.
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Old 02-04-14, 08:43 AM   #13
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I've found that two bath towels soaked in water hung up on a drying rack next to my bed would be dry the next morning, if I keep the door closed and the heat vent closed then my bed room stays cooler and the air doesn't dry out in the day time.
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A small natural gas burner thats not vented will add heat and humidity.
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A small natural gas burner thats not vented will add heat and humidity.
And if your house is sealed tight at all will kill you from Carbon Monoxide poisoning!
That is not cheap.
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Old 02-06-14, 12:06 PM   #16
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You dont use it as your primary heat source. Only use 10,000 BTU per hour per 1000 or so square feet of house.
If your house is sealed up well enough to create CO then you wont need a humidifier.
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We once tried to use a couple of cheap humidifiers.
They were ultrasonic and vibrated a piezoelectric element to make mist..
Before the end of winter, we found a layer of very fine micro-dust on
everything electronic in the house. TV sets parts were heavily coated with the white powder..

We were collecting a lot of that powder in our lungs! Not recommended,
unless you have well filtered or maybe distilled water.



We have a different model now.. Not cheap, but it works pretty well.
Vornado Evap3 1.5 gal. Whole Room Evaporative Vortex Humidifier-HU1-0034-06 at The Home Depot

When it's really dry, we run it in the living room.
But, it's been so wet around here during the winter, we haven't used it this year or last..
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So, my humidity is too low (26%). Any tips for upping it? I've been trying to dry clothes in the air, spray a water bottle on any fabric I can that can wick it, hold the shower water till it cools, keep pasta water for the steam, and that's just tonite.
Any thoughts on the subject?
Hi I got a dryer vent that keeps all my wonderful laundry moisture in my so dry house. I sure helps plus gives mw COUPLE DEGREES OF HEAT. In the mean time boil some water put it inti a cup and breath it in. Good luck..
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Old 03-20-14, 04:42 AM   #19
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One of our posters came up with the concept that low humidity is caused by a furnace that runs too much which in turn will dry the air excessively.

The furnace runs too much because the house is leaking heat badly.

So the fix is to your low humidity is to reduce the heat leaks. In other words, stop all sources of air infiltration, and insulate, insulate, insulate.

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The air infiltration is correct.

The furnace does NOT remove humidity from the air. If it did, you see the condensate draining like when A/C use removes humidity.


The water fountain idea will work, but at that point you are just reinventing the wheel as a modern humidifier will be easy to use, fill, efficient, etc.
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The air infiltration is correct.

The furnace does NOT remove humidity from the air. If it did, you see the condensate draining like when A/C use removes humidity.

I'm the un-named guy that was so confused about this.
Just because of discomfort to my lungs and dryness of my throat,
from being in a room with over-heated air, I was fooled..

I was just going by my experience. What things feel like to me.

What feels like very dry air coming out of a heat gun or hair dryer
is actually not really dry air at all.?.

I guess hot air hand dryers in the bath rooms at the mall are heating up the
H2O on my hands and causing evaporation because the water in the heated air is warmer than the water on my hands..?..

So, breathing in hot air right from my ceramic space heater will not be breathing in dry air..
That's amazing. I've never noticed that effect.. Just wasn't paying attention.

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