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Re: A warning about humidity
Both of these comments are very, very welcome. I haven't worried overmuch
about it,but we now have mildew growing on one wall of the fishroom, which I
attributed to the fact that southern Indiana is pretty much hot and humid
and our house is pretty flimsy (that same wall has recurring critters living
in it that the landlords can't quite chase out). however, we do have a
dehumidifier that I'll set up in that room. Thanks a million for the tips!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay-Scott Moylan" <sifumoylan at adelphia_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 10:17 PM
Subject: Re: A warning about humidity
> This warning would be quite true for people who do not run central
> conditioning. In my house, the A/C is on all the time and set quite cold
> (energy conservation be damned!) because I have LOTS of allergies, a touch
> of asthma, and besides, I like it cool in my house. I can enequivically
> state that there is NO humididty problem in my house, because the A/C
> removes it from the air in the form of condensation and pours it outside
> through a pipe. Salt won't even cake up near the stove! I am in Palm
> County, Florida.
> Jay Moylan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Hoernig" <johnh at smwtrading_com>
> To: <killietalk at aka_org>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 10:57 AM
> Subject: A warning about humidity
> > Hi All,
> > For those of you who have a lot of tanks,
> > live in a heating climate,
> > and don't cover them tightly...
> > letting them humidify your residence,
> > I hope you're renting.
> > I know this has come up on the list before,
> > but you can do serious damage to the
> > structure of your home.
> > The humidity will be drawn to the outside walls
> > and the roof. It will condense in the attic and
> > rot your roof and rafters, and it will get trapped
> > in the wall cavities and cause mildew and rot in
> > the walls.
> > If you get any ice damming at all in the winter,
> > your roof is at risk. If you have any openings
> > in your outside walls... electric outlets... anything,
> > the excess humidity will penetrate your walls.
> > Cover the tanks tightly and let the condensation
> > happen above the surface of the tank... instead
> > of in the structure of your house.
> > Cover the tanks to protect your house...
> > keeping the fish in is just an added bonus.
> > If you don't believe this...
> > consult any HVAC professional.
> > I've been using the drop ceiling (styrene?) pieces
> > cut exactly since '91. I have over 2,000 gallons of water
> > in my aquariums. Covering the tanks protects the house.
> > Where do your priorities lie?
> > John Hoernig
> > AKA Member
> > Hebron, IN
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