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Humidifier set up incorrectly?
    #561795 - 02/24/02 06:04 PM (21 years, 9 months ago)


I put a lot of time putting this setup together but I can't get the humidifier to push vapor through the tubes, instead it seeps through the crack where the top meets the bottom. I sealed up the original vapor exhaust port on the humidifier, and mounted grommets where the tubes attach to the humidifier. When I let it run for a few minutes a SMALL amount of moisture collects at the begginning of the tubes but that is about it. Please help, all my effort will have been for nothing if I don't get this to work. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Humidifier set up incorrectly? [Re: UnclePimpy]
    #561821 - 02/24/02 06:35 PM (21 years, 9 months ago)

what size tubing are you using? have you tried sealing where it comes out from in the crack between top and bottom? do you have a hole in your terr to release air as well? take a look at the set-up a friend of mine built, having the bottles upside down works great for drainage, it can be a bitch to try and empty them all the times as they do get quite a bit of water in them.


he uses ulra-sonic so anything i say is in refrence to that. but i am sure most of it is the same.

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Re: Humidifier set up incorrectly? [Re: UnclePimpy]
    #562014 - 02/24/02 10:43 PM (21 years, 9 months ago)

I use a cool mist as well. I use 3/4" O.D. x 5/8" I.D. hose. I originally had a 3/4" spigot valve inline thinking I needed to control the flow; it was way too much restriction. The top had to be sealed down to keep water from coming out. The other thing I used was a heating pad under the cool mist to heat the water a bit to get the humidity level I wanted. Humidity ran from 88% with the pad off to 98% with the pad on setting #2 of 4 settings. I would say your biggest problem is tube size as per your pic. Here?s a pic of my setup.



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