Saturday, April 20, 2013

Humidity = Moisture = Resolution

Anyone that lives in a humid area, very well knows about moisture and molds.

It must be prevented if at all possible!

Especially if you dwell in a small space, such as my little ClassC Motorhome.

I have the dri-z-air units, which resemble some kind of space toy. A round open weave globe over it's own black bowl. Not the most attractive design for sure. It equals to the beauty of a toilet tanks  black ball thing.  Sorry Dri-z-air. A better asthetic design would make some of us a little more appreciative. However, your product works well.

Now having said that, I've ran out of the pellets needed for the unit. I could drive over to Camping World to pay the $20 or thereabouts price on this..and I was planning to actually. Cold weather, plus rain makes things really sweat in here.

But I was at the Dollar General and spotted this instead.


DampRid. At only $2.00 a container. Nothing to assemble, you simply take the seal off and set where needed.

So I thought, what the heck. Only $2.00 a container, I'll get two. They last up to 45 days. I think these are about two weeks old. I put one beside my mattress on my overhead cab, under the big window. The other by a kitchen window.

Check out the levels below. They've already collected a lot of moisture!
I can say I'm pleased with these units.


Looking from the bottom up, you can see the water that's been collected out of the air. These will not last me 45 days, but I expected that as it's so very humid here.

One of these days, I'll get my computer fixed so ya'll don't have to suffer with my cell phone posts and pics...

12 comments:

  1. Good to know, Cyn! I'm kind of in a swamp these days (SC) and I haven't had any problems, yet. But I've been thinking that I should do something before I do.

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    1. Ah, I have no idea what SC is like. I'd love to go there sometime though!

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  2. Thanks for the tip. I think I should buy a couple of those to have on hand for the days when I feel like I have to run the air conditioner just to remove some moisture from the air.

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    1. Would be good for when you get back & keep your castle parked too!

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  3. Those things are amazing. I used them in our half basement in NJ. They have been around for years.

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    1. I'm glad they are really inexpensive. Will have to replace them soon. It's really humid here today. I brought my portable a/c back as it also has a dehumidifier, but am not using it yet as we're trying to conserve on energy until we are forced to use the a/c's.

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  4. I have never heard of those before very interesting. Can't believe all the water they collected. Sure is better than mold. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It's really humid here Tammy. So bad, everything, including plastic rusts!

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  5. We used them in our basement, too and they work great. Maybe I should use them under the hood of the van when it won't start :)

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  6. Wanted to tell you when I was so sick the other night I was remembering your post and how on earth did you do it? I was hollering at Art for this and that and I was feeling so bad for you that you had to do it all yourself. I told Art I don't know how you did it. I couldn't help you but I sure was thinking about you. Just wanted you to know that.

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    1. Hi Tammy, yes, it was rough. I did get a little help, but was pretty much left on my own. If I had been out camping somewhere, I don't know how I would have taken care of my dogs then. That part could be a bit scary. Hope you feel better soon!

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  7. Thanks for the tip on the damp rid, you found them much cheaper than walmart. I will definitely give then a try. Becki

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