Looking for a source selling metal humidifiers for older style cast iron
radiators. The type we have now is labeled "Fulton Humidifer". It inerts
into the end of the radiator with a filling reservoir.
Any sources out there for these units?
On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 13:09:04 +0000, Wayne Boatwright wrote:
I saw this before I posted in this newsgroup. The site says production
problems which indicates that the supplier has problems producing the
It's odd that only one site offers these units. I was hoping for more.
What difference does it make what kind of heat you have?
Air from outside, with low humidity, comes inside and is
heated. Giving it a relative humidity lower than the Sahara Desert.
Get a whole house humidifier, or individual room ones, and be
done with it.
We use an ultrasonic one in our bedroom, Wal-Mart at about $40.
It calls for using distilled water or soft water. I collect rainwater,
gets the job done nicely. During A/C weather, I use the condensate.
On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 11:36:53 -0400, Michael Baugh wrote:
You missed the point. I know all about whole-house humidification. I am
trying to help an older person find a replacement for what she already
has. She has hot water heat and cast iron radiators. The humidifiers she
presently has are beginning to leak.
And a lot of things have come along since then.
Some of the things have been an improvement.
Or glance at
The A/C works by removing moisture from the air.
Moisture that was carrying heat. But if I remove a lot of
moisture, my family becomes the humidity source, so
my wife was waking up with dry eyes, scratchy throat, etc.
Daughter had respiratory effects as well, with allergens
being trapped in a more viscous nasal secretion.
Humidifiers cut that out, and I suspect helped the A/C to
do its job. Humidity went into the air, became a vapor
carrying the BTU's, then gave it up at the A/C coil.
My mother just put a baking dish of water on top of some of the
radiators, but those radiators had a flat top; some don't.
I'd be reluctant to use one of those Kilian units; my brother in law
drinks and that thing looks too much like a urinal.
If you have old ones that are leaking, try asking a furnace man or a
gutter maker if they can repair the old ones, or make new ones. It
looks like just a matter of bending some metal and soldering the seams.
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