well summer is coming and that means are three/fourths finished
basement is going to suffer from humidity. i plan on getting a
dehumdifier (50pt model should be enough i hope, 1300sq ft, 7ft
ceiling) but don't want to empty the bucket constantly.
what condensate pumps are recommended that are quiet and reliable?
also, is there any particular place a dehumidifier should be kept (i.e.
closer to the window, center of the dehumidification area, near the
the back of the basement is unfinished, there is a washer/dryer and a
sink. i was hoping to run the hose to the sink but it's about 40ft from
the center of the finished area (if that's the best sopt for the
i was looking at little giant pumps but i can't tell the difference
from model to model. hartell maybe?
i considered that but i thought it might be messy to look at unless it
was in the back near the unfinished area. i was worried if i put the
dehumidifier in the back area, the finished area wouldn't be as well
m Ransley wrote:
A pump wouldn't need to move much water very fast in that application.
Almost any low volume pump would work. I would wire it in series with a
float switch (and possibly a control relay depending on supply voltage and
rating of the float switch I get).
Lowest cost would be something like a fountain recirculation pump or one
used in a diamond wet saw. They operate like a sump so they need somewhat
deep pool to sit in.
A pump capable of draining the tank dry would cost a bit more but would be
compact and neater as it can be connected anywhere along the drain tube.
I've heard that dehum should be about three feet from the floor. Not
sure where I heard that.
The Little Giant condensate pumps I've seen should handle that load,
Do you have central AC? Makes me wonder if you can include the cellar
air into the air flow, and use t he evaporator from the AC system as
Christopher A. Young
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Question, would a 40 pt dehumidifier be enough for a basement (~1,300
I've been reading about the soleus cfm 40, supposed to be quiet and
Either that one or the far more expensive comfort aire 50 pt model
Ceilings are only 7-8ft.
Actually, the Soleus CFM 40 E (newer model?) is a bit more expensive
than the Comfort Aire BHD-501A. Anyone have experience with either?
Does 40pt mean it can only remove 40pts/day? If I have a hose runoff,
can it continue to remove water or would it just stop after every 40pts?
Don't forget to check Sears.
Last year (summer) they had two kinds ("sears"),
one bigger than the other.
I got the bigger one, and have been happy with it.
For lhow *I* use it, I have it on the floor,
with a fan a foot in front of it blowing the air out into the reat of the
Since we use it only when we need it, eg three or four
days of constant rain (like we had last summer), I simply
| Don't forget to check Sears.
| Last year (summer) they had two kinds ("sears"),
| one bigger than the other.
| I got the bigger one, and have been happy with it.
| For lhow *I* use it, I have it on the floor,
| with a fan a foot in front of it blowing the air out into the reat of the
| (narrow) room.
| Since we use it only when we need it, eg three or four
| days of constant rain (like we had last summer), I simply
| empty the bucket each 8 hours or so.
Did much the same.
I had one on my furnace to pump condensate out -- it kept overflowing and blowing itself out.
Bought a dehumidifier and ported it to the floor drain (all basements are supposed to have one) and set it to maintain about 40 percent humidity. That was 20 years ago and I have only had to replace the dehumidifier once since then (cheaper than getting the old one fixed). My tools have not shown any sign of rust since.
I have no idea about this question, but if the answer is that it can
be located anywhere, my suggestion is this: Put the dehumidifier in
the unfinished area, and raise it up on a pedestal so that it can
drain into the laundry sink by gravity.
I've been looking for a small pump for some time too. I don't have
a sink in the basement nor a floor drain and forget to go down to
empty the dehumidifier in the summer (not needed from October to
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