Humidity : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Does anyone know or can point me to a link that can tell me how to decrease the humidity in my storage area? Its up to 80% and it is suppose to be 15%---. LOW LOW cost please.

-- catherine plamondon (, August 14, 1999


Hang a cloth bag of calcium chloride (cheap) over a pan or bucket to catch the water that collects and drips (sometimes runs) off. Empty as needed. Calcium chloride is used to lay the dust on dirt roads and driveways. It takes water from the air to dampen the dusty area. Can be had at most builders supplies.

-- Lumber Jack (, August 14, 1999.

If there is any construction around you, stop by and check for drywall pieces. They will be glad to let you have all you want.

Remove most of the outside paper if you like, then crush. put in a pail, or for best results, sandwich between two heavy duty screens, 2' X 2', which you suspend from the ceiling of your storage area.

-- Michael (, August 15, 1999.

as long as the electricity stays on run a fan.

-- Sand Mueller (, August 15, 1999.

Not low cost, but we use a dehumidifier (from Sears) most of the time to keep the humidity down in our computer and storage areas. I dump several gallons per week that we've pulled out of the air. After TEHTRAH, I am not sure what I will do.

-- Mad Monk (, August 15, 1999.

I've heard of a fan that runs without electricity,I think it pressure or temp. different on both sides of the wall,common in europe. C'ant remember the name.Anyone know.

-- FGh (, August 17, 1999.

At a Target store in the Los Angeles area, I bought two 12 oz. tubs of Damp Rid moisture absorber (calcium chloride) on sale for .74 (regular price $2.99). Damp Rid's phone number on the box is 1-888- DAMP-RID.

Good luck!

-- Tom (tommy@y2kohno!.com), August 18, 1999.


I noticed a ceiling fan running at an Amish general store in Pennsylvania last month. It was non-electric. I don't know the details except to say it used air pressure captured through tubing.

-- Bingo1 (, August 18, 1999.

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