How do you control the humidity in your shops?
In my basement shop humidity varies according to the season. And now that we are in the heating season and we heat with wood pellets, it is very dry. This is very frustrating. A project that I have been working on for some time has shrunk, parts don’t fit well anymore and gaps have opened up in the joints.
I try to keep my part of the basement at around 70, but since our new pellet stove is in the next room and it puts out 240,000 BTUs it is very difficult to regulate the tempurature in my shop. The pellet stove is on a thermostat but that is upstairs on the main floor, and my wife and dog (weiner dog) like the house at 75 degrees. You can imagine that the basement gets to 85 plus before the upstairs gets to 75. I end up opening a window in the basement to keep my work area liveable. On the plus side when I apply finish to a project it drys almost imediatly. On and glue cures very fast.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.