humidity

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    Loft humidity in Victorian house

    Hi there, We moved into a Victorian house in the summer, however a few weeks ago when up in the loft I noticed some mold growing on some of the rafters against the roof, and the rafters themselves felt a bit damp to the touch. The roof it fairly new (approx 10 years old), felted and not...
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    Painting satinwood over old gloss - losing my mind!

    Hi all! I am having an absolute headache trying to work out exactly how best to do this. I've spent hours researching and there seems to be so many conflicting comments out there. I wish to repaint all of the gloss in my house with a satinwood finish. There are several layers of paint on the...
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    Fumes in house and excessive damp

    Good evening. I hope this is the right place for some advice. I’ve been having issues with damp and air quality in the house. So much so when the boiler was running (before it got turned off by Cadent) the bedroom above the boiler smelt really bad and the air was putrid like stale air. It caused...
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    Cure for high humidity

    My daughter recently bought a 1920's semi-detached house. I noticed that the inside humidity was higher than you would expect, typically higher 60's to early 70's. This high humidity produces quite a lot of condensation even though the fanlights are kept slightly open. The house itself is not...
  5. Techboy

    Recommendation for Bathroom Air Extractor with Humidity Sensor

    Hi all, Please can you recommend me a bathroom air extractor with humidity sensor. I'm looking to buy 4 to replace the ones that I currently have (all 10 years old and noisy/failed - I moved into the house 3 years ago). 3 bathrooms with showers/bath and 1 room with just a toilet. I have looked...
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    Insulating and humidity-proofing shed

    Hi, I'm looking for some advice on how to go about insulating and humidity-proofing my shed with the hope of going on to turning it in to an indoor tropical rainforest type of thing with pineapples, figs etc and maybe even fish at some point (in Scotland) . It was a pigeon coop/house and...
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    Relative Humidity

    Hi all, Big old Victorian Semi-detached house, hermetically sealed with too much wallpaper, a damp cellar wall, (although cellar is reasonably well ventilated and shut off from the rest of the house) . When we moved in the bathrooms didn't have extractor fans, have fitted one, planning to...
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    Dry rot? Or efflorescence on plastered wall after damp?

    Hello, Could someone please help me identify what this could be? I had a leaking pipe in my utility room- for a very long time. It was under the laminate floor and went unnoticed. This is now fixed. In the utility room I also use a condenser, which leaked allot. This no longer gets used...
  9. andyr123

    Wiring up 4" Extractor Fan with Timer & Humidity sensor just for Humidity mode

    Hello - I have this 4" Extractor Fan with a Timer and Humidistat circuit board in it - there are 2 adjuster screws (pots) and one is for timer, one controls humidistat. For using timer you need 3 wires, 1 neutral, and 2 Lives (1 switched live, 1 permanant live) - the wires I have coming into the...
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