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4/18/2021 9:59:29 PM
Posted: 6/4/2008 4:31:46 PM EDT
how big a dehumidifier do i need for a 17x17ft sq basement room?

id rather have a unit a bit too large than one too small for the job...



bought a 25 pint unit today, but...rethinking this purchase.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:32:52 PM EDT
hook at drain hose to your sump pump, i run mine 24/7 during the warm months.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:41:01 PM EDT

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hook at drain hose to your sump pump, i run mine 24/7 during the warm months.


sump pump?


but..how large a unit though?  25, 50 or 70?

I really wana do whatever I can to protect all my firearms.  Light coat of oil + dehumidifier ill be set..
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:46:50 PM EDT
Square footage is only one of the things to look at.

Depends on location, how well it's ventilated,all sorts of things.

Give it a try, let it run and see how it does.

Just like anything else, don't spend $50 to take care of 10 grand worth of firearms.
Link Posted: 6/4/2008 4:47:17 PM EDT
I think he was suggesting you hook the drain line in to your sump pump, so that the unit can run continuously and you don't have to drain it all the time.

17x17 isn't really that big, and it really depends on a lot of other factors.  You might just have to dump it more if you have a smaller unit if you want it to run all the time.
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