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    Hi there

    Anyone has recommendation on the above, and where to buy them, Budget less than $150, to be used in Storeroom/bombshelter to prevent stuff from getting mouldy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlwang View Post
    Hi there

    Anyone has recommendation on the above, and where to buy them, Budget less than $150, to be used in Storeroom/bombshelter to prevent stuff from getting mouldy.
    get a novita dehumidifier.
    but definitely not within the budget you stated.they may have smaller sizes which are cheaper but still i dont remember them being less than 150.

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    Room dehumidifier is called an Air-conditioning system.

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    putting up aircon in storeroom my storeroom is not a server room

    Novita is out of price range, I saw in one of the thread that there is a Petite Electrical Dehumidifier, is it effective for small bomb shelter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlwang View Post
    putting up aircon in storeroom my storeroom is not a server room

    Novita is out of price range, I saw in one of the thread that there is a Petite Electrical Dehumidifier, is it effective for small bomb shelter.

    if you are referring to those small ones that has a small water tank from DIY shops, then i really dont think they are effective.

    i bought 2 previously for my walk in wardrobe.
    after turning it on for 4 days, the humidity is still about 88-95%.
    the disadvantage of the small ones is that you got to empty it every 5 days.

    i gave up and bought the novita one.
    note:my walk in wardrobe is about 5x5 meters.
    Last edited by jeanie; 16th July 2007 at 04:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    note:my walk in wardrobe is about 5x5 meters.
    u r so fortunate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    u r so fortunate!
    gers have more clothes than guys mah

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    gers have more clothes than guys mah
    tis one i agree..but 5x5 meters of floor space is bigger then some shops selling clothes..
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer_workz View Post
    tis one i agree..but 5x5 meters of floor space is bigger then some shops selling clothes..
    please lah!5x5 where got so big?
    kuazhang lah u

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    please lah!5x5 where got so big?
    kuazhang lah u
    5x5m IS VERY BIG. That's 25 sq m leh. 1/4 of a lot of HDB flats liao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prismatic View Post
    5x5m IS VERY BIG. That's 25 sq m leh. 1/4 of a lot of HDB flats liao.
    believe it or not, i still lack of space to store my clothes.

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    my storeroom is not 25 square meter, hahah, which is really 25% of my total apartment area :P

    Dont think my MBR is 5 m x 5m hahaha

    Anyone has used those small dehumidifier in small unit, my storeroom is 1.5m x 1.8 m x 3m high. Very tiny place, like a lockup cell
    Last edited by mlwang; 16th July 2007 at 05:40 PM.

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    Those petite dehudifiers are only effective if used within a small space like a cupboard.. I used to have 1 in my cupboard to dehumidify my guitar.

    For a space of 1.5m x 1.8 m x 3m high, you'd need to seal it up well & let the thing run full time. But when you open the door to empty the tray (say in a couple of days), you'd let moisture in & it needs to work full time again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    believe it or not, i still lack of space to store my clothes.
    I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniper ShutterBug View Post
    Room dehumidifier is called an Air-conditioning system.
    Not true. An air-con system is a dehumidifier. But a Dehumidifier is not an air-con system.

    Aircons control temperature and reduces humidity. A dehumidifier just reduces the humidity. What you need really depends on what you are storing.

    But... both dehumidifiers and air-con systems consume a lot of electricity, and contributes greatly to global warming. So use them only if it is absolutely necessarily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    gers have more clothes than guys mah


    Oh.. strange.. they tends to wear lesser than men.





    note: just a joke hor, dont get upset please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    please lah!5x5 where got so big?
    kuazhang lah u
    If you live in one of those high-end condos... the cost/size of your wardrobe is enough to buy a HDB flat.

    But I know... you live in a house...
    Last edited by nottipiglet; 16th July 2007 at 10:44 PM. Reason: Make clearer

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    Jeanie, I want to marry you ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewraisins View Post
    Those petite dehudifiers are only effective if used within a small space like a cupboard.. I used to have 1 in my cupboard to dehumidify my guitar.

    For a space of 1.5m x 1.8 m x 3m high, you'd need to seal it up well & let the thing run full time. But when you open the door to empty the tray (say in a couple of days), you'd let moisture in & it needs to work full time again.
    Hi thanks for the reply, my bombshelter/storeroom is quite air tight (except for ventilation hole on top), seldom open up, and dark inside, that is why it is a perfect place for mould to grow.

    Based on your description, think the petite dehumidifier will work if i on 24 hours a day. I am ok to clear the water once every 2 days, if I can keep the mould out from the storeroom.

    Where did you buy yours, what brand and how muchie?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nottipiglet View Post
    Not true. An air-con system is a dehumidifier. But a Dehumidifier is not an air-con system.

    Aircons control temperature and reduces humidity. A dehumidifier just reduces the humidity. What you need really depends on what you are storing.

    But... both dehumidifiers and air-con systems consume a lot of electricity, and contributes greatly to global warming. So use them only if it is absolutely necessarily.
    ac is effective as a dehumidi.
    when i turn it on,room humidi drops to about 55%.

    the novita dehum i bought runs at 660watts IIRC.

    yes, power bills confirm goes up.

    if you guys get the novita one, you'll have to connect a hose for it to drain off.if you use the inbuild tank, it gets full within 5 hours.
    that's how efficient it is.

    i forgot to mention, when u use the novita dehum, your room temp will go up cos it's spilling out hotair.this is a big disadvan imo.but to prevent mould/fungus, i guess i can live with it.

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