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  1. NeverSurrender

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Nov 27 2011 12:10:09
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    I'm going to purchase a Packtite tomorrow but can't decide which one. The cost of the larger model will cause some financial pain for us but we are willing to make the investment. Living in an apartment makes it a little complicated. I know the Packtite will be running day and night for an extended period of time. Seems like the larger model makes a lot of noise. I'm looking for opinions on the amount of noise the heater/blowers make for both models. Thank you.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Hi, NeverSurrender:

    I've only used the larger one (the Closet). I was worried about the noise since I'm in an apt and none of the neighbors have noticed. It is more noise than a quiet fan but less noise than my window unit airconditioner. With winter here, I'm glad to have the closet. It's easy to use.

    It was painful (cost wise), but I'm glad I got it. It has a white inside and I vacuum the outside (It seems like too much work to take it apart and put in a dryer). You can even do a very small nightstand. They say you can do chairs, but I haven't tried. Just my nightstand.

    You can PM David James. David Cain is also testing electronics in it right now if I read a recent post correctly.

    Good luck. I can't tell you the difference, but I was worried about noise and it isn't a big deal. I find it runs best on my carpeted area vs. the wood floors, but some people put a mat down (again PM David James about those kind of questions).

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Nov 27 2011 14:12:38
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    Thank you

  4. MsLadybug

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Nov 27 2011 21:27:30
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    I have both PackTites and was running the closet yesterday to test it out after it came back from being rented. I don't think its loud at all. Like a bathroom fan or a little louder. I don't think it would keep anyone up at night.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Nov 27 2011 21:36:18
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    Bathroom fan...that's right. Maybe even slighlty lower volume.

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    Hi,

    I am a massive closet fan, not that the first one was not well worth it but the larger capacity is really helping around here.

    The noise is lower than an extractor fan and we don't tend to notice it much but we do work in a warehouse rather than having it tucked away at home.

    I will be writing a report on electronics this week and will try and have it online before next weekend so keep anything wrapped in cling film until then. We have been running all closet runs with a digital temperature recorder for QC purposes and to be able to prove to clients what has happened as well as a using some live samples to QC. Its all looking good so far.

    I can also declare I have no vested interest in the company or product other than using it in our operations in London.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    I have a shiny new Packtite Closet and would concur about the quietness of it.

    You can fit a lot in it, and I understand it works more quickly than the smaller model. I have tested a number of items in it so far.

    Two empty suitcases with lots of compartments took about an hour to reach 120 F.
    A thick down coat took about 20 minutes.

    I would always use the temperature probe. I stick the probe into the deepest place I can find -- the inside of an insulated pocket in the down coat, the inside of an internal compartment in the suitcase, etc.

    Once you reach 120F, you let it run an hour. If I am nervous that the item is especially thick and I can't get the temperature probe inside, I would bake it longer.

    Doing more lighter loads seems like a good idea, rather than a densely packed load which would take hours to heat up.

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