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    Question Dehumidifier

    SO i about 5 weeks into flowering and i cant get the humidity down past 50 after i water..i have noticed a mildewy smell, im worried about mold..

    I have been leaving the zippers open after the lights come on...and last night it was at 56 when i they woke up..after i opened the zipper it only went down to 53...

    What can i do to keep the humidity down? Ive looked into dehumidifiers but thats way to expensive for me to justify? $250.00 ouch...

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    Re: dehumidifier

    do you leave the exit fan on while the room is closed? that worked for me,

    i found this out after i got a dehumidifer that i don't use now very much lol, you can find a nice 35 gal one for about 160

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    Re: dehumidifier

    the exit fan or exahst never gets turned off...always on 24/7

    not willing to spend over 25 if possible

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    Re: dehumidifier

    hmmm and its still over 50 RH

    well... you don't want to smoke moldy buds,

    they have some cheap closet dehumidifiers that are about 60 bucks..

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    oh and btw, humidity will go up more towards the end of the cycle

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    Re: dehumidifier

    i read that Kitty litter might help?? any advise??

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    Re: dehumidifier

    kitty litter may help for the smell during flowering, not sure if it can help you with humidity tho

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    Re: dehumidifier


    Renewable Eva-Dry™ Home Dehumidifier

    im gonna try this...what can it hurt?? there doesnt seem to be any cemicals involved. and i can use it over and over...just plug it in to dry out.

    P.S. was only 31.99 on drugstore.com and no shipping or tax...sweet

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    Re: dehumidifier

    since i have to wait to get my little dehumidifier in the mail. I had to find a quick solution to my problem... so i went looking around online, i ran across this product...Hunted it down at HD in the paint section...


    so in the last 24hs, my G-room went from 58 humidity to 47. I dont like the flowery smell that comes from DampRid but it will have to do for now.

    Just thought id share that...Hope it helps someone.

    can i get Some feedback Please!

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    Re: dehumidifier

    Sorry.. I have no feedback but am intrigued by the damp rid. I have 2 more weeks to go and am hitting 70% humidity. Did these work for you and were they safe to the plants? Notice any ill effects?

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    Re: dehumidifier

    What is the RH outside of your room? Do you have a fan running at all times? Not just the exhaust fan but an oscilating type fan? If your RH outside the room is the same it will be very tough to drop the RH inside the room with a dehumidifyer.

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    It is about 10% less outside where i draw air from... thanks for being helpful screwnuts. I was more trying to see if that damp rid product had any kind of toxic effects as i thought that could help bring it down 3-5%

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    Re: dehumidifier

    Nevermind, after some quick research on DampRid, I found calcium chloride is the active ingredient in it. This will not give off toxic fumes and is plant friendly to be in the same room.

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    Re: dehumidifier

    It worked nice during the spring...but in summer ran into some high humidity in my area...had to step it up with a REAL dehumidifier...Brand new $250...found one on craigslist in my area for $75...SCORE!!! now im at about 39-40% and very happy...Well that is after i Kicked my MTF out, finiky lil girl, she loved to hang on to Mildew no matter what i did...

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    Re: dehumidifier

    a real dehumidifier is the only way to go...I keep my RH at 50-55% and it collects 1.5 gallons daily.

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