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Old 07-14-2003, 07:32 PM   #15
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my bad,

i thought you were spending too much time looking at your relative humidity gauge!!

why don't you just hook up and visit wisco for a while, it's humid here too.

but it is a wet heat!!

at least we don't have hurricanes!!

the gauge set is from albert's '70 amb. thought it might look like yours.


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Old 01-06-2008, 07:48 AM   #16
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The AC Enhancer

I'll be retrofitting one of these to the house, soon, as the current A/C unit is oversized.

It suggests a fan vs A/C solution as others have described.

I've purchased a dehumidifier for the trailer, and will likely carry it along on trips for humid areas. Our trailer A/C unit ran for seven straight months with only a few partial days turned off (while towing); some of that for dehumidification purposes along the Texas Gulf Coast in summer. An uncomfortable situation as temps dropped during the night.

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Old 01-06-2008, 08:46 AM   #17
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Well most of you have forgotten more than I know about Airstreams, and most of you have been correct about too large of a unit.I have been doing this stuff for over 25 years globally. In the hvac industry we have been trying to teach proper load calculations and sizing units for the past 20 years. Usually contractors oversize, and comfort issues are real due to this common application problem. In this case you need maybe only 3-5k btu running almost constantly. However in the middle of the summer it would not do the job if they even built such a unit. We are also doing alot of zoning in residential and commercial, and this is not an option so it is very much a difficult problem.

Many of the suggestions are interesting and I have not read all of them. The real solution is a variable output ac/h/p and maybe this will inspire me to have such a unit built and brought to the market??
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Old 01-06-2008, 11:03 AM   #18
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I've got a portable dehumidifier I carry with us. I run it at night or anytime the humidity gets too high and the temperature isn't high. At night I set the AC temperature where I want it and run the dehumidifier in the continuous mode. The dehumidifier puts out heat so the AC will cycle some to maintain the temperature. This setup will make things nice and dry. The dehumidifier tank is usually almost full next morning.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:58 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Dawgfan
I've got a portable dehumidifier I carry with us.
I noticed some time ago at Flying-J that they had a 12v dehumidifier meant for 18-wheelers. I'm tempted to buy one if I see one again.

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