Drying Out - How Long?

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satan

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Boards all skimmed finished Thursday night. Heat has been on since Wednesday because of cold weather. Dehumidifiers on all time.

Just slight damp patches now in corners of rooms. I would say 99% dried out. (To look at).

But when going in room there is that humid feel/smell so obviously moisture there still in boards or timber floor.

Was thinking of knocking electric heaters off tonight as a lot warmer here and just leave dehumidifiers on.

Should I leave heat on as well? How much longer for dehumidifiers and possible electric heaters?
 
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satan

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No nothing like that but it would have froze and the heating was gentle only those 3 bar radiant little heaters in a large area.
 

paulf

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Open a window instead
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satan

Active Member
No windows. I turned heating off now as you just give me heart attack. So just dehumidifiers on now and they display 75% humidity.
 

satan

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Ok I will turn them off but the moisture has nowhere to go. It has no windows and one door which is closed because of shite weather which is only thawing now.
 

satan

Active Member
All off. Very humid in there. I def havent taken out anywhere near the amount of water he put into the place though.
 

satan

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Don't turn the heating off, FFS. If it freezes, you'll be a sorry sarnie maker.
No Steve is +4 degrees tonight. The past 3 have been down to -6 and everything solid ice. Thats why I bought these heaters and put the dehumidifiers on. The first room done last Monday didnt have any sign of drying at all until I put them on Wednesday night and it just got colder then. Slowly dried out since Thursday.

Everything off now though.
 

Zippydragon

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Wouldn’t have thought a low gentle heat would do any harm, we had a customer chuck dehumidifier in room few weeks ago and cracked ceiling :-( his fault was told not to
 

lurpak

Artex Boy
Wouldn’t have thought a low gentle heat would do any harm, we had a customer chuck dehumidifier in room few weeks ago and cracked ceiling :-( his fault was told not to

Love the customers face when they ask me how long until they can paint

‘A month’

Whaaaaaa was hoping to paint this weekend.

Half inch browning 4mm skim. Takes time. Dry on top wet underneath. Just let the f**k**g thing dry on its own
 

djfleming22

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I know..... you want them to step back and take a look at the marvel of your flat and beautiful hard work that you have expertly applied ....and all the bastards want to do is paint it
 

satan

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Lurpy with no windows and only 1.5 doors (fire escape). That possibly 30 gallon ??? of water has to go somewhere. It is totally timber construction. Although lined with membranes it is still panic stations especially when snow is blowing through door and it goes down to about -6.

It looks ok anyway so far.
 
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