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Forum topic by JohnOfNELA posted 02-17-2014 12:18 AM 850 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2014 12:18 AM

By definition a humidifier removes moisture. May a quartz space heater be used in conjunction with such in a closed (garage)?

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#1 posted 02-17-2014 01:25 AM

No, a dehumidifier removes moisture from the air. A humidifier adds moisture.

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#2 posted 02-17-2014 01:30 AM

By definition a humidifier removes moisture.
Say what ?

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#3 posted 02-17-2014 01:31 AM

Like Malcolm said, you need a dehumidifier. Heat helps. A dehumidifier doesn’t work below 50 degrees and works very little unless it’s warmer. Water has to condense on the coils. when it’s cold that doesn’t happen much.

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#4 posted 02-17-2014 01:42 AM

Actually, a humidifier adds moisture. Radiant heat is better at warping wood than drying it.

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#5 posted 02-17-2014 02:17 AM

When drying wood generally slowing the process down is better than speeding it up.

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#6 posted 02-17-2014 02:28 AM

Don’t rush it, let it happen naturally.


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#7 posted 02-17-2014 03:06 AM

I find if you move the air around the drying wood this will greatly enhance the process. Under cover and stickered outside can take two years if there is a nice breeze. If drying in a heated shop this will quite often result in warped and twisted wood.

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#8 posted 02-17-2014 03:07 AM

is there any issue with taking, say, pecan wood and working it before its dried? I’m thinking of turning a carving mallet since I have a downed pecan tree in the yard and a non-existent wood-buying budget at the moment.

-- Carlin, Upstate SC

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