I use a Santa Fe brand basement dehumidifer, one designed for larger
areas (like a basement!) than your typical home dehumidifier. It cost
Mind you, I have thick stone walls for a basement, not the "typical"
8-10" thick concrete walls. Mines about 18" thick. It really traps the
humidity in the summer, and even though its cool, the humidity would
have you sweating as if you were outside in the sun. Rust was a constant
problem also. I tried in the past to use regular dehumidifiers, they
either filled up too fast, or put out so much heat, that they were
Now, with this dehumidifier, I keep the RH about 50%, its dry and cool,
the water the dehumidifer pulls goes down the laundry drain (has a pump).
BTW guys, simply increasing ventiliation to your workshop isn't going to
reduce humidity. It will be the same as your outside humidity.