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Old 09-02-2003, 08:16 AM   #1
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Ozone Generator

Anyone had experience with Ozone Generator for mildew and rodent control?

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Old 09-02-2003, 09:21 AM   #2
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Try this discussion near the bottom.

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Old 09-09-2003, 06:16 PM   #3
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I saw a demo for " Living Air " Air purifier, its a small box size of a bookshelf speaker.It can clean the air of a 2,000 sqft hause. I understand it works by generating ozone.Check it out its in the internet.
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Be wary of air purifiers that tout "ion generators". The problem with these is they charge the dirt particles in the air, and then the dirt particles stick to the ceiling and walls. They also stick to the air purifier itself.

I love my ozone generator. Best $450 I spent. It is running now in a musty smelling 32X32 outbuilding, in the continuous mode.
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Old 08-25-2006, 06:55 AM   #5
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They work Great!

We own several Ecoquest air purifiers and they work great! We have one in the car,the home, and in our camper. They will eliminate any odor, mold, musty smells,etc. They also have a sanitize setting that works well. We have been using these for years now and would not be without one!
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:25 AM   #6
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ozone and rubber don't get along...

that part is true. I'm seeing accelerated aging (cracking of sidewalls) on a vehicle stored in a garage with an air purifier. I'm not totally convinced this is the cause but keep meaning to investigate.
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that part is true. I'm seeing accelerated aging (cracking of sidewalls) on a vehicle stored in a garage with an air purifier. I'm not totally convinced this is the cause but keep meaning to investigate.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:26 PM   #8
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I have been in a room with an Ozon Generator (book shlef type) My sinuses go crazy and my throat gets dry ans scratchy
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:21 PM   #9
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Smile Ozone Generator

We had one in the bathroom of our boat and it worked great at getting rid of odors. We sold the boat and kept the ozone generator. I've rewired it for a cigarette lighter plug and now use it as needed in the Airstream. It gets rid of the musty odors when the rig is closed up for a period of time.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:48 PM   #10
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I would not use it for extended periods of time - meaning leave it on constantly for days or weeks. Ozone can damage plastics.

My parents had a small one going in their den near the TV. When that TV died, I put it on a dolly and when I went out the front door with it the case broke into pieces and the whole thing crumbled. The plastic had turned extremely brittle.
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Ozone generators are GREAT for intractible odor cases. For this use, you'll need to spend pretty big bucks for an industrial strength one.

Ozone is VERY reactive, it will accelerate aging in plastic, fade some fabric, that kind of thing. You want to use it for a few days as a "shock treatment" not a constant always-on device. For that, use a HEPA filter with or without negative ion generation.

DANGER! Ozone is dangerous to living things! A mechanic I know was running one in a boat he was working on, and he ignored the warnings. He almost died, literally. For months afterward, he was having lung problems, and coughing up dead, sloughed bronchial tubes! DON'T use it in an occupied space, and air out your trailer (or whatever) before going inside!
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I have heard ozone generators remove the oxygen from the rooms that they are in, Be very careful!
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:40 PM   #13
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I have a small commercial ozone generator, but not the smallest, that I use to eliminate smoke and other odors when restoring fire damaged houses and have used it in my airstream. They way I understand it, ozone can affect different people in different ways. Some are allergic to ozone. I have researched this some and learned that using a very low setting (mine has a variable range setting) it can run inside without an adverse affect. If set too high, it can cause breathing problems or worse.

I would say research it before using one to understand how and why it works, and how the particular one you purchase can be used in confined quarters. It is true as posted above, that a shock treatment is normally the best if trying to get rid of an odor that does not continuously re-occur. When I have to stay in a motel and perfumed deoderizor has been used, I will turn it up mid way and leave for dinner to give it enough time to kill the odor. Then I usually open the window and turn on the a/c to air out the room.
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The word allergy implies a particular medical condition including an immune response. A better description of the effect of ozone is that it acts as a chemical irritant. It can cause irritation to all of the mucous membranes including mouth, throat, lungs, eyes and sinuses. The Sharper Image air purifier models have been described as the most expensive ozone generators ever. Clean and dry works a lot better for me but things are not always perfect

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