Dehumifiers...Brand choise etc?


    I ave a new Backyard Observatory in my backyard that I am concerned about condensation forming inside.... Only about 600 cubic feet inside the Dome.... Most fellow astronomers seem to receomend Ebac Dehumifiers but gosh 8-1000 for a simple dehumifier seem like overkill to me...
Anyone have any recomendations and experience with cheaper brands...
Bob G.
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A few months ago I bought two Samsung units at Wal Mart, about $100 each, IIRC. They work for my purpose. While humidity control may be needed for your setup, if is something much more critical than normal house humidity? Do "normal" fluctuations make a huge difference? I can't imagine spending that much more just to get the moisture out, but I don't have a $50,000 telescope either so there may be more to it.
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much as a used car.. Not trying to protect any of the equiptment only trying to improve the transparency of the air..and remove dew from the equation ...
Moisture in the air can be much like dust in the air when observing under some conditions..
Bob G.
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and it did an excellent job.
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Don't buy a Kenmore from Sears because they break one day after the warranty expires or earlier. Search this newsgroup using google.com if you don't believe me.

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On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 22:18:08 GMT, "Art"

I have a Sharp super efficiencey super quiet unit I bought online for JRmusic. Biggest mistake I ever made. The unit was obviously a return and was not quiet. It is still working a year later but I get mad every time I hear it running.
I love Kenmore. They sell a huge number of units and their return and repair rate is not different from any other dealer. It is just that they sell so many, it seems that everyone is having problems with Kenmore. Not so. Just exactly like the fact that more people have trouble with microsoft products than apple, but they forget that microsoft has 90% of the market.
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Sorry but you are wrong about the Kenmore dehumidifier. I have their biggest and best model and it has had to be fixed or replaced each year for the past 4 years. There is still one more year left on the refrigeration system warranty but I am tired of hauling it back to their repair station for repair or replacement and purchased a Whirlpool to replace it. Check Sears site and read the comments about their biggest dehumidfier. Last time I looked there were 42 very angry postings and most people, like myself, I am sure, have not bothered to post anything.

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Kenmore is just a name on the front. It is likely a major brand with kenmore name on it.
On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 21:48:55 GMT, "Art"

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Everyone says it is made by LG in China. I have no idea whether it is true. In any case it is garbage. If you live near Raleigh, NC, you can have it and bring it to the Sears repair office and get it fixed...... again. You will save me the city pick up fee.

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