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    Default Need more humitity

    We have a log cabin in the foothills of SC. We use it almost every weekend and when we have time off. We have a gas furnace and just added a whole house Humidifier. We are having problems getting the humidity up in the house. The air handler is in the unfinished basement (full). The humidistat is next to the return duct. Any idea will be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Need more humitity

    Is it an atomising humidfier -or pan with gray media.Has the unit been serviced.Sometimes the water fill valve gets crusty.
    I don't live far from you and have an HVAC license and fly fish as well-I could find a reason to drive -to I guess your not far from Greenville or Brevard (Davidson river is my favorite).If not I know some folks that could help you down that way.
    www.infraredsurvey.com

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    Default Re: Need more humitity

    I would be pleased to have you check out our humitity problem. In fact I was going to find someone to help us check out the home for leaks. Sounds like thats what you do. I will try to send private note. Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Need more humitity

    hey if its a big house you might need other work, ya know he isn't the only one interested in fly fishing

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    Default Re: Need more humitity

    I don't know if I would trust Infaredsurvey or not, the last time he went on a job like that it took him 2 months, hope you have lots of groceries. Fly fishing is very time consuming.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Need more humitity

    Looks like I better stock up on cheese crackers. I will have to stock the pond so we can catch dinner. That heating stuff is far more complicated then I thought. It doesn't help that I got marginal HVAC contractors to start with. Thanks for all the help..

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    Need more humitity
    You might have to change the title of your post to ... Need more cheese crackers


    The humidistat is next to the return duct
    If this this is return at the air handler then the humidistat could be moved to a location near the thermostat .... this would probably have more affect since it will read the humidity in the living space and operate better.

    Hope this helps .

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    Default Re: Need more humitity

    All the information I get is helpful. Thanks. I have thought of moving the humidistat to the upstairs. The other option I have thought of is replace the present thermostat with a fancy one that will includes the humidistat (any recommendations). The unit that was installed is a lennox. I will have to post a picture. I don't think it was installed correctly. I have a feeling that the sir is blowing by the part the water is in without getting it into the supply.
    Thanks again you all for the all the input. Picture follow next week.

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    Default Re: Need more humitity

    Sorry about the poor spelling and grammar it has been a long day.

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