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  1. barabus

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    #1 barabus, Nov 3, 2004
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    I recently installed a new system for keeping your garage dry called garage-dri. http://www.garage-dri.com/.

    It's different to the usual de-humidifier in as much as it does not collect water, rather it converts the incoming air somehow, I dont really understand it but it's supposed to work.

    I just wondered if anyone else is using one and if so do they think their any good????

    Cheers.....Si
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  3. tonyh

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    Blimey, for a van driver you don't mind spending your folding on gadgets, Si :D
     
  4. barabus

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    Well you gotta look after the Beasty eh Tone.
    Its funny I tell the Misses off for buying another flippin handbag and think nothing of spending big bucks on the Big F.
     
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    HEHE ! So true, Tubi for me , Gucci bag for her :D
     
  6. mal

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    I have looked at that, but I really cant make up my mind whether it will really work. So I would be interested in your experience with it.

    I have just installed a Ruby Dry dehumidifier, which in two days has changed the environment in my garage completely, but I still may put in the Garage dri as well to be sure to be sure!

    http://www.dry-it-out.com/rubydry.htm

    Mal
     
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  8. GrahamS

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    Not having a power point in my crummy excuse for a garage I'm struggling on the de-humidifier front.

    Has anybody any experience of one that can be powered off a car battery?
     
  9. mal

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    With no power it would drain the battery in no time
     
  10. GrahamS

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    Thought so

    How about a windmill powered one then? :)
     
  11. mal

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    Graham - apparently you can get solar powered ones:

    ''The final option, and probably the best if your garage is separate from the house, is an airchamber. By isolating the car in a dust-free bubble and blowing filtered air through all the time, these products ensure as clean and dry an environment as possible. The air flowing through gradually removes any moisture that has adhered to the car, arresting any corrosion. The only significant disadvantage for the ordinary user is one of bulk – in a normal garage it will effectively block off shelves and tool racks around the car. Don’t be put off just because you use the car regularly; it takes a few seconds to unzip and roll back the cover and few more to replace it. If your garage lacks power, it’s possible to run them off a 12-volt battery and even to set up a solar-powered charger to keep that battery topped up.''


    This a quote from the classic cars magazine artile 'is you garage killing your car' see here:
    http://www.classiccarsmagazine.co.uk/nav?page=classiccars.specialfeatures.detail&resource=651222

    Hope this helps

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  13. OmegaSteve

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    Mal,

    Thanks for the info on the Rubi-dry, i've just ordered one, should be with me tomorrow. Will report back on performance if anyone is interested
     
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    I heard a bale of hay in the garage can be quite effective as it will absorb all the moisture in the air. As it's so cheap it might be worth a go...
     
  15. GrahamS

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    Either that or an industrial size dessicant bag
     
  16. barabus

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    Hi Mal
    Well I can only tell you this. Before the garage-dri the bare steel of my vice would go brown obviously the damp was causing rust to form.
    However since the installation the vice remains clear, so it would seem like it's working, but like you it's hard to understand without seeing any accumulated water you don't actually know for sure.
     

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