Dehumidifier in garage?

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5/9/2020 11:56 AM

Anyone use one where they store their bike?

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5/9/2020 1:49 PM

sandtrack315 wrote:

Anyone use one where they store their bike?

It is a must. Compressor air to remove water + dehumidifier = linkage, steering, wheel bearings get twice the life time at least.

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5/9/2020 3:18 PM

sandtrack315 wrote:

Anyone use one where they store their bike?

aees wrote:

It is a must. Compressor air to remove water + dehumidifier = linkage, steering, wheel bearings get twice the life time at ...more

That makes sense. Probably worth the investment plus monthly energy bill in the long term. Do you run a hose to make it continuous, or just always empty it?

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5/9/2020 3:49 PM

sandtrack315 wrote:

Anyone use one where they store their bike?

aees wrote:

It is a must. Compressor air to remove water + dehumidifier = linkage, steering, wheel bearings get twice the life time at ...more

sandtrack315 wrote:

That makes sense. Probably worth the investment plus monthly energy bill in the long term. Do you run a hose to make it ...more

my dad always did this for his cars in the garage were i grew up in NY hose out uunder the garage door.

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5/10/2020 12:54 AM

Best thing I ever bought for the basement where I store my bikes and tools.

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5/10/2020 5:24 AM

sandtrack315 wrote:

Anyone use one where they store their bike?

aees wrote:

It is a must. Compressor air to remove water + dehumidifier = linkage, steering, wheel bearings get twice the life time at ...more

sandtrack315 wrote:

That makes sense. Probably worth the investment plus monthly energy bill in the long term. Do you run a hose to make it ...more

I empty it, ones every week but I guess that depends on of you are at CA or FL 😄

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5/10/2020 10:08 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/10/2020 10:08 AM

I think it's a great idea to have a dehumidifier in the garage/workshop. Excess humidity makes drying you bike a lot longer and the moisture hides in pockets of you bike and isn't a good thing. Here in Kalifornistan, it's pretty arid and stuff dries out quick but if I was back east, I'd have a dehumidifier for sure.

After I wash my bike, I take a leaf blower and spend a few minutes blowing the excess water off and I follow it up with compressed air. It makes a big difference in how long the bearings last and stops corrosion on the fastener heads. Sure, a little overboard but it doesn't take too long and your bike stays cherry.

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5/10/2020 11:02 AM

Alright, got one going now! Also working on upgrading the insulation. Not sure how I can run a hose, but it’s not too annoying to empty it once every few days. Also going to invest in a leaf blower. I’ve always wanted one to dry my truck without towels.

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