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Mario
Posted 2017-12-06 4:12 PM (#538272)
Subject: Room humidfier


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Location: Burbank
Hey for all the guys that have a guitar room that has multiple babies hanging on the wall. What humidifier are you using. I put a bedroom one in my room and it takes forever to get the humidity up and if you open the door it drops fast.
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alpep
Posted 2017-12-06 6:57 PM (#538276 - in reply to #538272)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier


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Location: NJ
depending on the need. I use up to 3 of them
my room is 24 x 26 and has a bunch of guitars in it.
my primary one is a bionaire which I like a lot it is very reliable and has been a good workhorse.
i also have a sunbeam and a holmes.
usually one dies a season so I get another I had a vicks which died a quick death and another one which brand escapes me
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FlySig
Posted 2017-12-06 8:24 PM (#538277 - in reply to #538272)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier



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Location: Utah
Kenmore model 15412. One in the music room which has no problem at all keeping up. I have it set at 45% normally. Another unit is downstairs which does an ok job keeping the rest of the house at about 30% humidity in the winter. They each hold about 4 gallons of water, and each needs to be refilled every day or two in the coldest part of the winter. It is very dry here, about 10% or less. So these units do a good job of putting water into the air.
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2017-12-06 8:44 PM (#538278 - in reply to #538272)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier



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Location: Colorado Rocky Mountains
I use two Vornados, refill one or the other every three or four days, and keep both set at 50%. The bandroom is in the basement, which tends to help moderate the swings in humidity between summer and winter here in Colorado. The room is about 280 square feet. I don't have very good luck with humidifiers or dehumidifiers. They last only about a year or two, and the analog models seem less prone to failure than the digital models. YMMV.
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2017-12-06 10:45 PM (#538280 - in reply to #538272)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier


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Location: Boise, Idaho
I had a Bionaire room humidifier that I had to fill every couple of days in the basement, but when we moved to an upstairs room about 30 by 15 I had to fill it almost every day. I was running downstairs to fill it in a sink big enough. Then the handle broke from overuse. I got a whole house Aircare EP9800 that I keep at 40%. I found a watering pitcher that I can fill in the sink about 6 feet away and pour a gallon in at a time. The only problem is it's noisy. The climate here is like Flysig's and lately we just started a cold spell where I go through about a gallon a day. The humidistat is about 10% off from the Bionaire.
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Nancy
Posted 2017-12-07 9:09 AM (#538283 - in reply to #538280)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier



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Location: Frozen Tundra of Minnesota
For the NanCave, I bought the AirCare H12-400HB after asking everyone's opinion.

I have it set at 50 (MN winters and furnaces running almost constantly), and I fill it once a day.
It has a filter that needs to be changed once every 3 months, and keeps out mold and cleans the water.

It works GREAT! And it looks like a piece of furniture, so it blends in, instead of standing out, and drawing attention away from those Great Looking Babies on the Wall!

Here it is at Walmart:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/AIRCARE-H12-400HB-Console-Humidifier-for-...

It is big enough to humidify an area quickly, and keeps it there. It is quiet (like that would matter in my Zoo), and I have had No Problems with it at all!

Edited by Nancy 2017-12-07 9:12 AM
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alpep
Posted 2017-12-07 9:48 AM (#538285 - in reply to #538272)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier


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Location: NJ
Nancave

I LOVE IT
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alpep
Posted 2017-12-07 9:54 AM (#538286 - in reply to #538272)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier


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Location: NJ
btw I prefer warm mist I feel that cool mist brings the heat temp down in the room
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jay
Posted 2017-12-07 10:38 AM (#538287 - in reply to #538283)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier



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Location: Texas

Nancy...when it comes time to replace it, you can use the front panels for a 3 plank soundboard!!!

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Mario
Posted 2017-12-07 12:26 PM (#538292 - in reply to #538272)
Subject: RE: Room humidfier


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Location: Burbank
Thanks everyone for the info, helpful and appreciated.
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2017-12-07 1:13 PM (#538293 - in reply to #538272)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier


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Location: Boise, Idaho
I just remembered that mine was my Christmas present last year. I can't remember why I didn't go with the bigger one like Nancy got. I did spend a lot of time trying to find one where I didn't have to remove a tank to fill it. We also looked at adding a humidifier to the furnace to do the whole house, but that was not workable on our system. A room upstairs seems to get much drier than one in the basement in the winter. Al may be correct. If you can keep the room warm so the furnace doesn't come on so much, it won't dry out as fast.
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Nancy
Posted 2017-12-07 4:17 PM (#538297 - in reply to #538287)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier



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Location: Frozen Tundra of Minnesota
jay - 2017-12-07 10:38 AM

Nancy...when it comes time to replace it, you can use the front panels for a 3 plank soundboard!!!



LOL!!!!!!! A Plastic Burl 3 plank cover! It would be pretty, but I am not so sure how it would sound! LOL!!!
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Nancy
Posted 2017-12-07 4:23 PM (#538298 - in reply to #538285)
Subject: Re: Room humidfier



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Location: Frozen Tundra of Minnesota
alpep - 2017-12-07 9:48 AM

Nancave

I LOVE IT


Don't you remember when all the Guys here helped me build it?
I couldn't have done it without all of their help!





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