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Old 12-26-2002, 09:42 PM   #43
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hey john,

i was at a local department store shopping for 70% off christmas oraments with the wife (BORING!). and noticed a new item, it was a dessicant that uses two cups. one was clear, and the other was black and fitted inside the clear one.

the idea is that the inner cup holds a chemical that attracts mosture and then drips through slots in the bottom. the water then falls into the clear cup underneath.

they (shopko) were selling them in three packs for around 10 bucks.

i think it was being sold under the brand name "damp rid".

i was thinking of getting some and placing some around the trailer in the summer when the humidity is high.

they were selling refill kits for 4 bucks.

maybe something like this could be useful to get that last little bit of moisture out of your trailer.

just a thought...

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Old 12-26-2002, 09:52 PM   #44
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Thanks john hd

That's a good idea. I'll take a look tomorrow.

That's one thing I had not thought of. They are predicting a really wet winter, so it wouldn't be a bad thing to do even without the flood.
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Old 12-27-2002, 05:48 AM   #45
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Damp rid & charcoal

The folks that I bought my trailer from used both of these items while in storage.

They used two containers of damp rid, one in the living room & other in the bedroom, and they placed them in those throw-away baking pans to caught the excess water.

The charcoal, non-self-lighting, helped to absorb any stagnant odors.

You can imagine how much humidity could build-up inside during our hot & steamy summers.

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Damp rid & charcoal

The folks that I bought my trailer from used both of these items.

They placed the damp rid in those throw-away baking pans to caught the excess water, one in the living room & one in the bedroom.

The charcoal, non-self-lighting, also was placed in the living room and bedroom room. They felt that the charcoal helps to absorb any stagnant ordors.

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Old 12-27-2002, 05:58 AM   #47
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sorry about the double post

I thought that my 1st post was lost because my connection dropped off.

Sprint provides us with a speedy 26K baud!!!! I read while it loads pages!

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Old 12-30-2002, 06:32 PM   #48
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Smile Damp-Rid

I now have 6 of the Damp-Rid cups scattered around the trailer. Three of them are in the confined space under the bathroom. I had it pretty dry under there, but when they were making the repair, some water got loose when they cut the tubing.

We just had a big tornado scare and torrential rain for the last 4 hours. My phone line must go through a microwave link, because I get dumped off line everytime there is heavy rain between my phone and Austin.


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Acid test passed with flying colors

I brought the trailer home Saturday to wash it, blow out the pipes, and do some small mechanical things. I let it sat with city water pressure on for about 24 hours without any detected leakage.

I made up a temporary alarm out of some wire, a spring clothes pin, and an asperin tablet and shoved it back under the plastic under the bathroom where I can't reach. If the asperin tablet had dissolved, it would have set off an old security horn that I had in the shop. For my relationship with the neighbors, I'm sure glad it didn't go off in the night.
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John,

Happy to hear that you're back in the saddle again! I can only imagine the relief you must be feeling right now.

Any update on your door? Hopefully this too will pass your inspection.

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The door

They repositioned the hinges and changed the type of gasket. I get a real good seal now all around. The fix is a cover up, but as long as it works, it is much preferable to tearing things apart and moving or replacing the door frame.
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