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#213685 - 10/17/05 07:55 AM Humidity in Log Home
jdjk Offline
first timer

Registered: 10/17/05
Posts: 1
We own an 8 year old log home in which we installed a outside wood burning furnace. Since the installation of this unit, our humidity has run about 70% or more. We used a portable dehumidifier for the past 2 years to bring the humidity down, but we would like to know if there is a dehumidfier that can be installed on the furnace since the portable one is so noisy and we have to make sure someone empties the tank often.

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#213686 - 10/17/05 08:11 AM Re: Humidity in Log Home
HeatPro Offline
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Registered: 07/30/04
Posts: 28022
Loc: South New Jersey
As you don't have a heater inside the home to introduce outside air for combustion, you have the normal condition of a home where moisture is produced from cooking and cleaning. Reducing moisture production by covering pots and any other moisture source will help. Canadian provinces require air exchangers to help with this problem. Can't tell if you are in a lake area where high moisture outside is the norm; but in land areas, opening a window a crack can dilute the humidity with dry outside winter air.
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#213687 - 10/17/05 08:11 PM Re: Humidity in Log Home
JimTheTinkerer Offline
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Registered: 03/24/03
Posts: 20773
Loc: US
Good points. You are always going to need to bleed some
outside air through anyhow, for oxygen and fumes as well.

70% raises a lot of red flags as far as supporting insects and
fungus easily.
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