Dehumidifier Question

What is the water other than wet that you get with a dehumidifer? Is it mineral free or what?
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<< What is the water other than wet that you get with a dehumidifer? Is it mineral free or what? >>
Contains trace metals dissolved from the cooling coils plus all the air-born debris and maybe pathogens blown through the system to precipitate out the water. Not a replacement for distilled or deionized water. All the units I have used over the years have had warnings to that effect. IMO, best sent down the nearest drain. HTH
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wrote:

Usually the water picks up dust, gases and aluminum salts when water vapor condenses on the coils. The water will also pick up contaminants in the container.
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It is the water, that is in the air you breath, that is condensed out by the evap coil. Nasty stuff...mold, mildew, dust, dust mites (when allowed to be stirred up, like by sweeping..etc) everything that is in the air you can see...its in there...

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Have you ever checked the humidity to see if it working effectively or excessively? It could be running excessively if it has become weaker or its humidistat is sticking on. There are electronic thermometers that also indicate relative humidity. Not sure how accurate they are, but close enough to tell if you are in the 40-60% comfort range, towards high end of that range for dehumidification (unless you are storing a mummy or something).
Its bits would not get as hot if run intermittantly at a less dry setting instead of constantly. Unless you have a foundation leakage problem, you just need to dry the air enough to keep pipes from sweating.
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"Michael Muderick" ( snipped-for-privacy@muderick.com) writes:

Compressors normally run hot, but a hot fan motor could mean lubrication problems. Try shutting it off for a bit and if you can reach the fan, see if it moves easily. If not, it may need to be disassembled for a better lubrication job.
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