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Old 05-15-2008, 08:59 AM   #11
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Do the old dollar bill trick with the lid/door seal.

Close a dollar bill in the door/lid seal. If you can easily pull it out, the seal is bad. There should be a fair amount of resistance when pulling out the bill.


Adding some weatherproofing door strips from the hardware store solved my problem. You can use the thick foam type, or there's some I found that is has a ribbed surface with adhesive to attach to door. Perfect.

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:34 PM   #12
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I have two containers of Damp Rid, but they aren't doing squat.
If "aren't doing squat" means not pulling any moisture at all into the open area below the DampRid material then we have one problem. DampRid is not used by opening the top of the box, but I assume you already know that. Just mentioning it for onlookers who are not yet privvy to the wonders of DampRid. The material sits on a false bottom. It appears that the moisture reacts with the material and precipitates out the bottom into a little holding area for occasional dumping. I do mine with a glass coffee cup and a sieve and it yanks water vapor like a champ.

If "aren't doing squat" means I'm having to dump the accumulated liquid 2x a day and there's still more coming then we have a different problem, likely seals or massive water vapor production.

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:08 PM   #13
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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 Anthony...just ordered two.

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 03:49 PM   #14
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I tend to open it occasionally (I keep my remaining bottled beer inside), which definitely lets moist air in. The seal around the lid is good, I checked that. As for the Damp Rid, it never even has any liquid in the bottom below the false bottom holding the stuff. It has solidified into a block, which may be why it isn't working. I'll check the underside of the collar, but I think that's well sealed, too.

I think I am going to pick up some of those other units suggested; I've used something similar in a closet, and they worked great.
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I'll check the underside of the collar, but I think that's well sealed, too.
This will be a never ending debate because people from different parts of the country will have different experiences.

Regardless of how well sealed the keezer is, it's the ambient humidity that is the key driver in condensation.

You simply cannot avoid it. I notice that my condensation issues disappear in the winter when the air is dry. Once the warmer, more humid season approaches, it's back to dealing with puddles.

 
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:01 PM   #16
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It has solidified into a block, which may be why it isn't working.
Mine solidified first, then started "dissolving" out after that, so it still has hope. I added a second for the summer, but I may switch to one of the eva dry units too.
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Old 05-15-2008, 04:13 PM   #17
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Thanks Anthony...just ordered two.
See...I can understand BierMuncher having to order something like this. Most of my family is in St. Louis and I KNOW what it's like out there in terms of humidity (youch), but it's just BONE dry in LA most of the time. Guess I might just plop down the cash and see if it works...
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Anyone have any follow-up on their purchases of the EvaDry units? I'm having the same problem as others with the DampRid turning to a solid block and no moisture in the bottom of the container ever.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:56 PM   #19
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My DampRid goes solid/clumped but the fluid still collects below it.

 
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I tried DampRid for a while on my 20cf freezer. it worked a little, but i still had to soak up puddles from the corner every once in a while.

I got two EvaDry units from Amazon when they were running the deal to buy a 300 and a 500 (just checked, the deal is still on). Now the floor of the keezer is bone dry. The walls still have a little moisture on them, but the EvaDry units are doing a great job.
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