Re: Update Basement Studio & hygrometer
- From: "Sandpiper" <pcpodd@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 4 Jun 2006 18:54:07 -0400
"bluezfolk" <ericreh@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
After a long bout with the flu I'm getting back to my studio project. As
suggested I bought a digital hygrometer. I was quite surprised when I
compared the digital aginst the standard needle type hygrometer. It's
raining for the couple of days. The needle hygromter is pegged at 100%.
The digital is at 70%.
Also, as suggested I bought Thompson water seal and sealed the concrete.
Thanks again all for the advise. Walls will be started tomorrow.
My guess is that its not 100%, because if it is any drop in
temperature and it will start raining in your basement. Perhaps a
dehumidifier would be a smart investment, even 70% is high enough to be
uncomfortable in the summer.
I turned off the dehumifier as test to see what the natural humidity is in
the basement. The last thread on this subject turned up quite a few great
ideas which I used most of. I turned on the dehumidifier this morning and
will check the digital hygrometer tomorrow.