Whenever we need appliance parts we count on your company - Repair Clinic, anything from a stove top to a freezer part. Thank you. Dally C: Broker, Humacao, PR This project shows how to install a basement dehumidifier and drain the condensate water to the outdoors for continuous operation. A dehumidifier extracts moisture from the air and is a great way to lower the humidity in a basement. This makes the air fresher and reduces the chance for mold. I wanted a dehumidifier to eliminate any chance of rust on the tools in my basement workshop. The humidity in the basement ranged from around 95% in dry weather up to 75% in damp weather.
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I wanted to limit the humidity to around 55%, which is on the dry side. The question I faced is What to do with the water? . Room size humidifiers have a condensate bucket that must be emptied by hand. A float switch turns off the humidifier when the bucket is full to prevent overflows.
Many humidifiers also provide a threaded spigot to connect a water hose for drainage, assuming you have a floor drain or sump pump to take away the water. A daily routine of checking and emptying the condensate bucket wasn t going to happen. I ve got better things to do. My basement doesn t have a floor drain or sump pump, so draining the unit with a water hose wasn t an option then I had an idea. This is possible because my house sits on a hillside and the basement is above ground on three sides.
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The humidifier drain bucket has been removed to view the interior. It s important to run the line away from the foundation because a persistent wet spot can invite termites. The dry fit connection is water tight (because there is no pressure in the line) and allows freedom of movement for the drain end to avoid saturating the ground. I didn t bury the line due to phone, electrical and CATV lines in the immediate area. I hope you are still checking the site.
This is a GREAT post and it is exactly what I was trying to solve in my vacation home s basement. I am planning to do the same put the self draining humidifier in a closet with an outside wall. I have a question is it better to use a louvered bi-fold door or a regular door with a 67*67 vent for that closet? The dehumidifier shouldn t be placed inside the closet because it will just recycle the air within the closet. The humidifier pulls air in from the front and blows it out the top, creating a closed loop inside the closet.
So, a 67 67 door vent is practically the same as a solid door. A louvered door won t do much better because the exhaust air will hit the closet ceiling and spill down the walls/doors only to be pulled into the dehumidifier again. How about locating the dehumidifier outside the closet and placing a in front of the unit? Thanks for the quick reply Bob. That could work.
Now I have another question. The basement has a living space, two small bedrooms and a full bath.