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Posted: April 15th, 2016, 8:17 pm
by Jan
bush

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 15th, 2016, 8:39 pm
by pubjoe
- Egret 2 (Caine's Arcade edition)

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 15th, 2016, 8:42 pm
by Jan
Huh ?

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 15th, 2016, 11:02 pm
by nismopunch
I don't know anything about dehumidifiers, but that is an awesome starting lineup.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 16th, 2016, 12:01 am
by rugdoctor
Windows should do the job fine. With a security latch. Personally, I would install a heatpump/air-conditioner for the game room. Increases the comfort level immensely.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 16th, 2016, 8:01 am
by Jan
well, my main concern is the condensation in the Garage, as it tends to get quite cold in the winter.

Wenko is offering these here.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 16th, 2016, 8:25 am
by gordon
An air-dry unit should be there,because at weather changing sweats the Garage.
With the set up, could a pellet stove with a simple steel chimney should be a nice upgreat :think:
- built simple, practical and does not cost so much !

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 16th, 2016, 8:38 am
by Jan
the problem is that the garage is not connected to the house, so i would prefer a passive solution, don`t like the idea to have any equipment running that i can not have an eye on. I do not plan to play or turn on the cabs in the really cold winter months, for that i still have 4 cabs in the apartment. i just need to prevent any condensation from weather change.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 16th, 2016, 9:43 am
by gordon
Oh - ok i see !
I think the simle Aggregate who is shown will not do reliable Job.
An automatic air dryer is needed, who controlls the humidity ( up to 50-70 % are ok ).
Yes, unfortunately the needs voltage :(
But good efficient appliances content with about 200W , when operate .....

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 16th, 2016, 11:36 am
by Jan
:problem: there must be a passive solution.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 16th, 2016, 3:29 pm
by KmanSweden
How about just a radiator?

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 16th, 2016, 7:07 pm
by Jan
I don't think you can really have cabs in a standalone garage without any heating though, certainly not only a passive solution. It's killing for your hardware
humidity is the Problem, i don`t see why heating should be nessesary if the cabs stay off in the winter. maybe i should mention that the Garage is getting a three layer Isolation.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 17th, 2016, 7:11 am
by rugdoctor
Some dehumidifiers have a output pipe so you just set and forget as you won't need to worry about emptying the collected moisture. My gameroom was also thoroughly insulated but the machine still manage to suck up moisture. I think the chemical option is only tested in a wardrobe or other enclosed areas and not really designed to do a whole room/garage. Is putting a window an option at all?

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Posted: April 17th, 2016, 7:27 am
by cools
Jan wrote:don`t like the idea to have any equipment running that i can not have an eye on.
Cameras?

Think you're stuck looking for something that doesn't exist. A reliable passive humidity solution would make all of the other options obsolete overnight.

Get it done properly and install an environment monitoring system along with the HVAC.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 17th, 2016, 7:44 am
by Jan
Is putting a window an option at all?
it will have two windows actually.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 17th, 2016, 8:03 am
by rugdoctor
Put a security latch on them and leave it open slightly. Best possible passive option.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 17th, 2016, 8:19 am
by Jan
do you think that will be enough ?

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 17th, 2016, 8:23 am
by rugdoctor
Opened all day everyday, yes.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 17th, 2016, 9:09 am
by rugdoctor
True. My General school of though about humidity/condensation is that the major factor contributing to it is a difference in temperature between the inside of the house against the outside. Hence by bringing the temperature closer together, i.e having a open window, the room/dwelling will have less condensation/humidity difference. It is like driving inside a car in the winter, the windscreen does not fog up as much if you start driving with the windows down.

Re: Turning the Garage into an Arcade (passiv dehumidifier tips ?)

Posted: April 17th, 2016, 2:03 pm
by Jan
nope. one pcb for each cab, no more, no less