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  1. GhangisKong

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    Anyone know how to get a bedroom to have at least 97% humidity and keep it that way for at least 3 days?

    An extermination method I'm trying out requires this. Thanks!

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    You are a comedic genius, I love it!

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    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series.

    GhangisKong;
    But seriously won't using a space heater to bring up your temp just defeat the humidifiers used by drying the air out? Hum IDK sounds like tossing out the baby with the bath water.

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    Awwww . . . com'n Nobugs!

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    Well . . . I was going to suggest constructing or growing a rain forest in your bedroom, but after doing a little research (very little) . . . according to these snippets of information, that wouldn’t work either as the humidity in a rain forest isn’t as high as what you are looking for . . .

    http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_humidity_levels_in_the_Equatorial_Rainforest

    “In July the humidity level is 70%. In the Amazon in South America if the temperature is 86 degrees it feels like 95 degrees due to humidity of 75%. The rain forest produces 75% of the clouds that bring it's daily rain.”

    http://www.bioexpedition.com/tropical-rainforest-biome/

    “Tropical Rainforest Description
    Tropical rainforest biomes are found in the lower latitudes. The temperature is generally around 80 degrees. There is very high humidity too – from 77% to 88%.”

    . . . so as IJAB declared in another one of your threads:

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    Back to the drawing board .

    Rats!

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    The only time I've run into a situation of complete saturation in a house was a rental property that had been vacant for a few weeks. The water heater had developed a pin hole leak near the top and was set too high, which ended up steaming the entire house, causing all of the drywall to become water-logged. All of the cabinets, flooring and furniture were also destroyed.
    On the plus side, it did make it easy for me to run all new ductwork as the ceiling had to be completely removed.

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    BigDummy -  » 
    . . . The water heater had developed a pin hole leak near the top and was set too high, which ended up steaming the entire house, . . .

    Genius BD!! The first logical plan that might work! I think the OP should give it a try!!!

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    It was nasty. Hunks of wet insulation clinging to everything, mostly my face, the smell of mildew and having to work around all the other contractors because it needed to be ready to rent out as soon as possible.
    There was one other house, the guy was insane, like running down the street naked and screaming insane, and his family finally had him Baker Acted. The house had had a plumbing leak for months and he was a bit of a hoarder. The smell was atrocious in that house, glad I was only in the attic. Swampy, but nowhere near 97%RH.

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    That sounds like a recipe for damaging your home with humidity.

    And then, Ghangis, you can move on to toxicmolder.com.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Nobugsonme - 2 hours ago  » 
    Quite tactful, Winston!
    Very helpful info., also.

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    AbsolutelyFreaking - 5 hours ago  » 
    Well . . . I was going to suggest constructing or growing a rain forest in your bedroom, but after doing a little research (very little) . . . according to these snippets of information, that wouldn’t work either as the humidity in a rain forest isn’t as high as what you are looking for . . .
    http://www.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_humidity_levels_in_the_Equatorial_Rainforest
    “In July the humidity level is 70%. In the Amazon in South America if the temperature is 86 degrees it feels like 95 degrees due to humidity of 75%. The rain forest produces 75% of the clouds that bring it's daily rain.”

    If building a rainforest in your bedroom would yield insufficient humidity, why not go for a wet room instead?

    What is a wet room?
    http://www.eastleighnews.co.uk/2012/04/what-is-a-wet-room-and-why-would-i-want-one/

    Of course, you'd want multiple shower heads.

    I mean, what's better than 100% humidity?!?

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    Nobugsonme -  » 
    I mean, what's better than 100% humidity?!?

    True Nobugs! 97% / 100% . . . what's a mere 3%?!

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    AbsolutelyFreaking - 2 hours ago  » 

    Nobugsonme -  » 
    I mean, what's better than 100% humidity?!?

    True Nobugs! 97% / 100% . . . what's a mere 3%?!

    It sounds like it would get him closer to 97% than he's got now...

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    Nobugsonme -  » 
    It sounds like it would get him closer to 97% than he's got now...

    Unfortunately, it might be a she:

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    . . . getting into my jacket, handbag, shoes

    Of course, I guess guys could carry a handbag also?

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    GK: How to get bedroom 97% or higher humidity?
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    Consider the "NP-50" with a continuous water feed.

    http://www.buyamag.com/fogging_misting_humidifiers.php

    Or two.

    Richard

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    AbsolutelyFreaking - 7 minutes ago  » 

    Unfortunately, it might be a she:

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    . . . getting into my jacket, handbag, shoes

    My apologies. The name threw me off.

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    AF: Unfortunately, it might be a she:
    NB: My apologies. The name threw me off.
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    Could be a "man bag"

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    Thanks, Richard56. The NP-50 is well-beyond my price range just for moisture though, unfortunately. I like the idea though - wish I could afford that right now for more humidity.

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    There are sauna steam heaters for $300 and up , but still a PCO would be cheaper in the big picture of $ spent already.

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    Nobugsonme - 19 hours ago  » 

    AbsolutelyFreaking - 7 minutes ago  » 
    Unfortunately, it might be a she:

    GhangisKong -  » 
    . . . getting into my jacket, handbag, shoes

    My apologies. The name threw me off.

    She says she is a she so she should know & now you know ,,it's not a man bag
    Glad I could clear that up , don't want anybody loosing sleep over it haahaa..
    ok well house work & laundry is call me , nice to have a day off huh..lol

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    Wouldn't this have the same limitations as fogging?

    Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night...
    - Psalms 91:5-7

    (Not an pro)
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    Or a Trojan horse,..things that make ya say hum?

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    OP said they reached 97-99% humidity , this thread is dead as I see it. anyone second that motion?


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