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[at-l] off topic, air conditioning

...or you could buy a dehumidifier, stack some boxes in front of your window
until the dehumidifier is higher than your window, and then run a tube out
the window.


> From: Arthur Gaudet <gaudet@mediaone.net>
> Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 11:28:56 -0400
> To: at-l@backcountry.net
> Subject: Re: [at-l] off topic, air conditioning
> Several good ideas, thanks hikers! The dehumidifier idea gets into
> the problem of draining the liquid. I'm about 3 feet below grade in
> the room with the closet.
> Two solutions I can think of:
> Lift the dehumid unit up about 2 feet, and run a drain tube about 40
> feet to an exit point.
> Acquire a pan & pump unit to lift the liquid 3 feet to a window, and
> out. They go for about $75, another electric device...
> So far this is a big help, though, getting me to think outside the box.
> This whole thing is reminding me of the summer of 1976. I had an
> apartment just outside Wash DC, and went away for 3 weeks to the
> Montreal Olympics (to watch). I carefully buttoned up the apartment,
> and shut off the a/c in order to save electricity (miser, I guess).
> Got back, a fine fur was covering most everything I owned. Especially
> thick on cardboard covers for lp records (hey! old folks -  remember
> them?), what a mess.
> btw, last year I used a clorox/water wash for the entire apartment to
> clean up the mildew, it's not shown itself since. Smelled like a pool
> in here for awhile. So this is not a continuing problem, just
> preventive action.
> As Sloe mentioned, I might choose to take the risk and rely on air
> circulation, rather than trying to keep the air dry artificially. I
> could unpack the closet, spread things around, crack all the windows,
> add a fan or two to keep things moving.
> I hadn't thought about the air bubble problem, thanks Kahley. --RD '97
>> If it was just hte closet, how about just leaving your closet open
>> and blow a fan into it to keep the air moving. That should prevent
>> the moisture from building up in there.
>> The dehumidifier idea is a good one, too.  But leave the closet open
>> otherwise the moist air may get trapped in there anyway.
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