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...
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.
Wish I had a 50 grand telescope... lol But the one I use did cost as
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..
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.
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.
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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