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Man-Cave Exhaust Help Sought
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Man-Cave Exhaust Help Sought
Hey folks (back again for some help)...

My Man-Cave/drum room (basically the downstairs/ground floor of a 1960's split level rental) is feeling the effects of vaping... tile floor has a wet, slippery, feel while the wooden furniture (end tables and coffee table) has a tacky slightly sticky dust bunny boogery thing happening and worst -- my drums (wooden drum shells/chrome hardware and cymbals and drum heads) have a similar slightly tacky/slightly ugh thing on them.
I have two windows cracked and a floor fan going 24/7 but it's not working.
We have central AC and while it's not a basement technically speaking (it's not below ground) the area does tend to run a touch more humid than the rest of the house upstairs.
Any advice on a purifier, dehumidifier, in-window exhaust fans, etc?
I am cleaning with warm water on some things, Windex for windows but I don't want to have to basically do a full-room cleaning (floors, walls, furniture, cords, books, drums, etc) every month... has to be something better out there, no?
My wife vapes upstairs with almost none of this issue so I am thinking humidity is playing a role in my dilemma.

Suggestions?
12-07-2020 12:30 AM
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RE: Man-Cave Exhaust Help Sought
A drum desiccant dehumidifier might well help.

The small ones, especially the ones using Peltier diodes are a waste of money.

The compressor based ones tend to be loud which may not matter if you play the drums a lot.

All you could ever want to know about dehumidifiers. https://www.youtube.com/c/Bigclive/searc...humidifier

Humidity will certainly make a difference as both PG and VG are strongly hygroscopic and will tend to stick to stuff.

At it's worst it isn't close to as bad as stinky burnt thing residues though.

Air filtration might help - an ioniser might collect the goop in one place though you'd likely need a good-sized unit.

Ozone generators are a BAD idea - unless all the ozone is got out of the air, ozone is dangerous stuff.

How big is the room? You need to size units for the cubic feet of the room.

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12-07-2020 10:39 AM
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(12-07-2020 10:39 AM)Don Wrote:  A drum desiccant dehumidifier might well help.

The small ones, especially the ones using Peltier diodes are a waste of money.

The compressor based ones tend to be loud which may not matter if you play the drums a lot.

All you could ever want to know about dehumidifiers. https://www.youtube.com/c/Bigclive/searc...humidifier

Humidity will certainly make a difference as both PG and VG are strongly hygroscopic and will tend to stick to stuff.

At it's worst it isn't close to as bad as stinky burnt thing residues though.

Air filtration might help - an ioniser might collect the goop in one place though you'd likely need a good-sized unit.

Ozone generators are a BAD idea - unless all the ozone is got out of the air, ozone is dangerous stuff.

How big is the room? You need to size units for the cubic feet of the room.

24 feet long by 15 feet wide, 7 foot ceiling.
12-07-2020 05:50 PM
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So around 2500 cubic feet,

Nobody seems to have a published chart of cubic footage that dehumidifiers can handle.

If the humidity is pretty high, you'd pretty much be forced to go to a much noisier compressor based dehumidifier.

But before spending several hundred dollars on one of those, it might be worth trying some sort of air cleaner/filter type gadget. An ioniser rated for the volume of the room will remove a remarkable amount of crud from the air and might solve the problem for a lot less money. Something like this might do the trick.

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12-07-2020 06:53 PM
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Thank you Don!

Will get it ordered and report back...
16-07-2020 05:49 AM
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I'll be very interested to hear.

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16-07-2020 06:11 AM
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