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Dehumidifier to dry out plaster skim?


 
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fiveminutejob

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:20 am Reply with quote

We are having several rooms plaster skimmed (walls and ceilings). There will be the odd repair patches where plastering is deeper than skim coat. House is empty. CH rads are off ready for plastering then decoration, so no heating at moment.

We can't be there all the time to dry it out naturally by opening all doors and windows, so are thinking about hiring a de-humidifier to speed up the drying out process. Is this ok? Or will drying too quickly cause any problems?

Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
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JohnD

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:36 am Reply with quote

open the loft hatch and the internal doors. On a sunny day, natural convection will take a surprising amount of airflow up.

cost is nil.

you can also use this trick if you live in a sunny area, so the house is not overpowering when you get home from work.
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fiveminutejob

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:03 pm Reply with quote

Thanks JohnD. Have since tried it and it works. I especially like the úNIL cost.
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54aardvark

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:44 am Reply with quote

Nice one JohnD, that'll come in handy.

My only reservation is if there is a risk of fire it'll zip right through the house so worth double checking.
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