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The war on humidity

Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 9:33 pm

Ok, I know this is most likely a lost cause, but anything to do about too much humidity in a room?

I'm in a rather old HDB. My bathroom has no ventilation, slat windows that are permanently open at about 15%, and no outlets (for a fan). Anything I keep in their keeps rather damp. Towels smell bad, etc.

I've seen those small plastic "dehumidifier" things that look like air freshners at NTUC. It looks like their filled with the silica gel that comes with electronics. Do those actually help for anything? I'll buy a half dozen a week if it would actually help, but I suspect not. Any other suggestions? (besides moving? :P)

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 9:53 pm

Are you handy? I live in an old semi-D... no outlets in the bath. But it does have a light. I ran wiring from light fixture to fan mounted on wall, using stick on wiring channels. Werks gude. Then again, I'm a good handy man... you need to know a little bit about electricity... like connecting color to color together... otherwise... BZZZZ... kidding... circuit breaker blows.

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 21 Dec 2011 10:08 pm

Those plastic dehumidifier things won't help you one bit. You have to keep the windows and door open to allow continuous ventilation.


We reckoned in out last place that if the enclosed bathroom door was left closed for more than an hour the towels went moldy and stank, that's how bad it was, but how it was like.

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 4:42 pm

Well, I did get an "A" in Electrical Shop, back in 9th grade, [CENSORED] years ago... :D

I could likely handle the work. I actually noticed this morning that my bathroom has two light fixtures, on the same circuit, but one of the bulbs is burnt out. This could make the work very easily. I don't want to do too much as this is a rental. I'm sure my landlord would be happy at the improvement, and reward me by docking a few thousands from my security deposit.

Anyway, if I do go forward, what kind of fan do you suggest? I don't suppose they have miniature ceiling fans in Singapore? (Say 25cm diameter?) Or better, something small that would go into a screw-in light fixture?

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 22 Dec 2011 5:20 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Anyway, if I do go forward, what kind of fan do you suggest? I don't suppose they have miniature ceiling fans in Singapore? (Say 25cm diameter?) Or better, something small that would go into a screw-in light fixture?
They do. For the light bulb socket, you'll have to visit your hardware store to find the necessary converter-thingamajigs.
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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 8:38 am

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Anyway, if I do go forward, what kind of fan do you suggest? I don't suppose they have miniature ceiling fans in Singapore? (Say 25cm diameter?) Or better, something small that would go into a screw-in light fixture?
They do. For the light bulb socket, you'll have to visit your hardware store to find the necessary converter-thingamajigs.
Sweet, I have a project for the long weekend. Here's hoping I live through the New Year and you don't see news stories of an Ang Mo electrocuting himself. (With numerous locals cheering one less FT via comments)

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 23 Dec 2011 9:28 am

zzm9980 wrote:you don't see news stories of an Ang Mo electrocuting himself. (With numerous locals cheering one less FT via comments)
http://youtu.be/r_trVusLBg8
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