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Old 28-06-2020, 16:27   #16
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Re: Recommendations for a dehumidifier?

What he said.
Must start automatically after power shortage.
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Old 29-06-2020, 06:52   #17
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Re: Recommendations for a dehumidifier?

Don't get a digital dehumidifier. If the power goes out, it may not come back on. I have a $150 from Walmart with a twist analog control. It works great. It will dry the bilge if my sole is open.
We have a digital for our house and if the power goes out, it needs to be turned on.
Also, get one with the drain on the back for a hose. We put our on the galley counter and drain into the sink.
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Old 29-06-2020, 08:16   #18
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Re: Recommendations for a dehumidifier?

I disagree with the "no Digital" comment-
These are digital.
I have one of these on each boat:
Inofia 30 Pints Dehumidifiers for Home Basements with Continuous Drain Hose Outlet and 4-Pint Water Bucket, Intelligent Humidity Control for Bedroom Bathroom Garage and Rooms up to 1056 sq. ft.
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Amazon-$188. on Amazon.

Self starts after each power outage/interruption. At least they have for more than 2 years. Often left unattended for weeks.
Work great-amazing amount f water extracted. Drains into the sink.
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Old 29-06-2020, 08:19   #19
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Re: Recommendations for a dehumidifier?

Sorry-
Balance of info

Model HD161A
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Old 29-06-2020, 08:26   #20
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Re: Recommendations for a dehumidifier?

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I disagree with the "no Digital" comment-
These are digital.
I have one of these on each boat:
Inofia 30 Pints Dehumidifiers for Home Basements with Continuous Drain Hose Outlet and 4-Pint Water Bucket, Intelligent Humidity Control for Bedroom Bathroom Garage and Rooms up to 1056 sq. ft.
by Inofia

Amazon-$188. on Amazon.

Self starts after each power outage/interruption. At least they have for more than 2 years. Often left unattended for weeks.
Work great-amazing amount f water extracted. Drains into the sink.
Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in after an hour or day? Many electronics will hold data for a few minutes but not much longer. I have one in our house, it won't start back up. Some may have storage cells that will store the data longer. Yours may be better than mine. I purchased an analog and digital from Wal Mart. Both around $150. The analog is on the boat. No problems with analog. At least this debate gives the OP information for shopping. That is the reason for this forum. Thanks for offering alternatives.
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Old 29-06-2020, 18:47   #21
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Re: Recommendations for a dehumidifier?

Yes,
Overnite power outage with no problem with automatic restart.
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Old 29-06-2020, 21:06   #22
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Re: Recommendations for a dehumidifier?

I've used them for years in very humid climates..Guatemalan jungle.
Make sure you have something that can remove at least 30 liters per day with auto reset and you'll be good to go. I set mine at 55 or 60% and it will cycle as required. Uses only a fraction of the electricity that an air conditioner uses but it will warm the boat. Can't say it will remove mold but it certainly won't let it grow if the boat was cleaned to begin with. A good wipe down with vinegar works a treat.
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Re: Recommendations for a dehumidifier?

I bought the GE model that does 35 pints a day. It's bigger than I originally wanted but they dropped the price to match the 22 pint model. Since the bigger one was now $50 cheaper I grabbed. At 35 pints per day I was hoping to dry out my boat at a much faster rate.

So far so good. I placed in on my galley counter and ran its hose into the sink. It's been running now for four days and the boat already feels much drier. I bought a pin--less moisture meter and will start checking and recording the moisture levels on the main deck.
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Re: Recommendations for a dehumidifier?

My plan is to run the dehumidifier continuously as long as I'm in port and not aboard and storing it in my dockbox when sailing overnight. I'm hoping to find the rest of the leaks, if any, and plug them up this summer!
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Re: Recommendations for a dehumidifier?

Have a look at this PBO article
Explains the different types and what to look for.
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