It’s very humid in Florida but our whole-house A/C unit does a good job taking all that moisture out of the house. That’s why you want a unit that is perfectly matched to the size of your house. If you get one too powerful, it will cool the house too quickly and not get enough of the humidity out.
@narfcake The 1st amendment is the price the rest of us pay for you to enjoy your 2nd amendment. I will applaud @Hanky 's choice in personal safety devices over the NRA’s & the GOP’s all day, every day, and in the voting booth.
Not talking about gun control years after Aurora, Sandy Hook, and … too many to list. That’s what’s really fucked up.
@mike808 Politics in a Meh thread, count me in! So after all of the people in favor of some gun control of some sort talk about it, and decide it’s a pretty good idea (again), we need a new next step. The usual next step is to listen to a bunch of scarecrow arguments until we’re too exhausted to continue the conversation. I don’t have a better next step to offer… It’s just hard for me to even muster the energy to discuss it anymore.
I don’t think we’ll all truly be safe until we have bullet/explosion proof bubble wrap covering every available surface on this planet. After that, we’ll need to move on to the rest of the solar system. Our new mission as a species should really be the production and distribution of bubble wrap.
@mike808 Excellent straw man. Everyone you think you may disagree with on anything at all (Like someone who points to examples of reactionary and ineffective legislation as reasons to be careful because we still don’t even have a motive let alone an idea of good laws that could have actually kept that maniac from killing people.) is definitely a part of the problem, doesn’t care about their children, loves country music, and is a redneck republican.
@narfcake Same. The price (and reviews) were too good to pass up. I’ll give it a run after I get it. I go through dehumidifiers every couple of years, and my current one is on borrowed time. Hopefully this one lasts a while.
@SoftAsFur We’ve had an LG washer/dryer combo for years now. No problems. LG Dishwasher, Refrigerator, and Microwave for a year with zero issues. You don’t know me, however, so your statement may still be true. How many people do you know that have LG products?
Among the worst offenders is when “refurbished” gets slapped on hard drives from data centers. No – there’s nothing refurbished about them other than brushing off some dust or peeling off a label or something. They’re simply used (up) hard drives with 25+k hours on them.
@baqui63 You probably cared about the handling of them, though. I can’t imagine those “refurbished” drives were cared for as much along the way since the main intention was that they’re decommissioned, whether electronically (erasing) or physically.
@Zecty I have a different dehumidifier (not sure of brand as not home… got it a few years ago). The switch on it locked up last month and it ran for (I estimate) ten days straight before I noticed it was constantly on and the basement was overly dry. Whacking the switch seems to have fixed it, but not the extra ~$100 I had to pay Con Ed. (At 1.4KW per hour, it is the most power hungry thing in my entire place.)
I’m in the process of upgrading my smart home system from X-10 to Z-Wave, so I got a Z-Wave humidity sensor and an appliance switch for the dehumidifier and now it is controlled by the external stuff and unable to go rouge again.
A similar thing might work for yours, though you could also just run it on a timer.
@james2lyons and I are considering buying two or three of these for our condo, to dry out the common basement areas (we’re on the condo board).
It makes a pleasing sound when turned on. Just like me.
It’s slightly less loud than my Frigidaire, and much more black
Maybe I’m dumb but it took me a minute to replace the collection tank. Protip: tilt it towards you as you put it back into the machine, with the back in as far as it will go. Then you just tilt it back into position.
It’s been running for about 15 minutes and hasn’t collected any water yet. So that means my Frigidaire was working great (hard to tell since I have a hose going to my sump well) or the LG is just a big, loud black box
This is one of the best products i’ve purchased. I use it in NY in my basement and it definitely mitigates some of that basement “smell” and definitely does a great job with the moisture. Really awesome purchase!