Shop heat -- getting rid of condensation

Since it warmed up to a balmy 30 degrees today I got to work in the shop for a while. We recently had a thread about condensation. Today I came up with an idea that worked.
Since I have little use these days for a hair dryer, I took it to the shop with me. Cranked up the heater, but I also put some localized heat right on the saw top, and a few other cast iron pieces. It eliminated the forming of condensation, plus it added 1200 watts of heat for the 10 minutes that I ran it.
--
Ed
snipped-for-privacy@snet.net
http://pages.cthome.net/edhome
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

Any type of radiant heater would also do the same thing. The guy with the big propane heater that had the condensation problem could probably run a small propane radiant unit facing his machines and eliminate the condensation. I never get my shop warm enough for moisture to condense, at least in January.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Just putting the air in motion should do it, really. Give it a try, if you don't want the heat.
Save the hair dryer for the pipes....

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
George wrote:

Holding a cast iron tool that is 5 degrees is not a lot of fun, so the added heat is a bonus. -- Ed snipped-for-privacy@snet.net http://pages.cthome.net/edhome
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
In KY there isn't enough humidity in the air to condense on anything in January, but now come July it'll run down your chin.
--

http://users.adelphia.net/~kyhighland


"Edwin Pawlowski" < snipped-for-privacy@snet.net> wrote in message
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.