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Old 05-14-2008, 11:45 PM   #1
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I have two containers of Damp Rid, but they aren't doing squat. I have an ever increasing puddle in the bottom of my kegerator. Is there anything that works better, or am I forced to soak this stuff up with a towel every few weeks?

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Old 05-15-2008, 12:00 AM   #2
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I have two containers of Damp Rid, but they aren't doing squat. I have an ever increasing puddle in the bottom of my kegerator. Is there anything that works better, or am I forced to soak this stuff up with a towel every few weeks?
I've recently come into this issue as well and had assumed that something like damp rid would have done the trick. I opened up my chest freezer lid last night for the first time in at least a month to find that there was just a ton of condensation in it. Not only that but the vinyl caulking that I added to the seems was just jelly (REALLY strange - I'd never seen anything like it...it was fully cured at room temp for over a week prior to turning the thing back on)

I was also looking at this site for a potential bulk order of some kind of industrial absorbant (if needed):

http://www.deltaadsorbents.com/index.asp

Do you open and close the lid alot? I NEVER do and I still have a bunch of condensation.
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Are you opening the door a lot? If not, you might have some drafts letting moist air in.

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Old 05-15-2008, 12:11 AM   #4
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If opening the door isn't the issue, your fridge may not be airtight. Check the door seals and look for any other possible air leaks (for example, near the thermostat probe).

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Refrigeration drys air and the interior only has moisture if you are adding it by other means.

Leaky seals
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Condensation is unavoidable. You're holding that kegerator at chill temperatures...not freezing temps.

I use one of these (from Lowe's) to make wiping up the floor of the chiller easier ($9.00).
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Spend the $23 and don't worry about it again.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H0XFD2

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Spend the $23 and don't worry about it again.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H0XFD2
I take it you use this in your set up?
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I take it you use this in your set up?
I use it in my fermenation chamber, which is a 23cft chest freezer converted to maintain 65deg w/ a Ranco controller.

I used DampRid for a while, but even then I still had small pools of water on the bottom from the condensation running down the inside of the freezer walls.

Installed that puppy and haven't looked back since. The cool thing is that when absorbs as much liquid as it can all you have to do is plug it in and it drys out. Then you place it back in and it goes to work.

Amazon is having a deal til the end of May where you purchase $29 or more of the EvaDry items you get $10 off using the coupon code " EVADRY58 ".

I might pick up a couple more at that price. I paid Almost $30 for mine and using that code you could get two for $36 shipped.
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I use it in my fermenation chamber, which is a 23cft chest freezer converted to maintain 65deg w/ a Ranco controller.

I used DampRid for a while, but even then I still had small pools of water on the bottom from the condensation running down the inside of the freezer walls.

Installed that puppy and haven't looked back since. The cool thing is that when absorbs as much liquid as it can all you have to do is plug it in and it drys out. Then you place it back in and it goes to work.

Amazon is having a deal til the end of May where you purchase $29 or more of the EvaDry items you get $10 off using the coupon code " EVADRY58 ".

I might pick up a couple more at that price. I paid Almost $30 for mine and using that code you could get two for $36 shipped.
Thanks for the tip. One more thing for the list
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