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UK Winter Storage - UK Dehumidifier Recommendations Please?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Richard Browne, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Richard Browne

    Richard Browne Karting

    Sep 26, 2020
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    Hi Everyone,
    A message to my fellow UK Ferrari owners that store their cars in their garages please...

    I recently purchased an immaculate 458 Spider and now have it stored in my brick garage for the winter and it is suffering from condensation due to high RH moisture levels.

    I realise that I need a desiccant dehumidifier due to the UK climate and in a previous location in the UK when storing a garage queen 993 S, I used a Meaco DD8L desiccant dehumidifier but this broke just after the warranty ran out and have since heard horror stories that Meaco Desiccant units regularly fail around this time. I am therefore reticent to purchase another Meaco unit.

    Which make/model do you guys use to manage the RH levels in your garages please?

    Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays! :)
     
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  3. A348W

    A348W Formula 3

    Jun 28, 2017
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    That’s what I’ve got. Gets good reviews in the yachting world!

    Remember to keep your windows cracked open.
     
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  4. 635CSI

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    I have about 8 Meaco DD8-Ls in various locations. Only one has broken (after 4 years, and the filter was never cleaned on that one). The oldest ran for about 8 years in one garage and has been passed onto my mother-in law, and is still running.
    Sometimes they stop draining water through the exit pipe and the tank fills up. This is due to an atmospheric imbalance. Usually a bit of jiggling about fixes this. I have now learnt that if you make a small hole (4mm) in the upper part of the pipe 3cm from where it joins the machine the pressure imbalance is sorted out and the water flows freely.
     
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  5. Richard Browne

    Richard Browne Karting

    Sep 26, 2020
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    Thank you for the info...but wouldn't the fluid leak out of this hole that is used to overcome the pressure imbalance?
     
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  6. Wheels1

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    I just have a small oil filled electric heater in my garage, which is set to keep the garage around 10 degrees, with this I get no condensation on the inside of my windows or door glass. It seems to work a treat.
    You can see it in this pic.
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  8. 635CSI

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    Hopefully not if it on the top side of the pipe. All of mine seem to be running well at the moment but I will try it next time on of the overflow tanks fills up. If it doesn’t work, or leaks I can just cut that bit of pipe off and go back to the current set up.
     
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  9. Mikaeln

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    Feb 8, 2014
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    I have two units from aerial; one is 8y and the other one is 2y old.
    Very robust and reliable(never had any issues with anyone).
    Not the cheapest but in my view outstanding quality.
    https://www.aerial.de/en/products/ad7
     
  10. TerryG!

    TerryG! Karting

    Feb 12, 2017
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    I run three Ecoair DD122 units. Two in framed Carcoons (with the fan vents closed off) and one in the workshop. All in operation for just about 2 years and functioning OK (I do hope I’ve not tempted fate writing that!).
    For 20+ years I ran a refrigerant type, until the garage was no longer part of the house. In the current unheated storage space that’s just not an option.
     

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