I have a 10x16 fully insulated shed with air conditioning (my lung room). The lung room stays about 71 degrees with mid 60 rh.
My 2x4 tent has the 50 pint dehumidifier inside and stays low 40s rh and roughly 78 - 80 degrees (while in flower)
Do most folks put the dehumidifier in the tent or in the lung room???
It’s working fine as is “but” it’s very crowded in the tent. Wondering what other have in their setup before i experiment and move it.
Best used in the lung room as dehumidifers exhaust quite a bit of heat.
Yes it does. Might make keeping the tent temp where I want it easier.
Wil give it a shot today
I have found it best to put the dehumidifier in the lung room, and set it at 55%. This works well in the summer, as the more the AC runs the less the dehumidifier runs.
Thanks. I moved it out of the shed and into the lung room.
It is a major rainy day here with loads of humidity (Deep South along east coast).
We’ll see how long it takes to stabilize the room.
Why in the world would you want your relative humidity in the 40% range?
Using a vpn chart and knowing what the growing temperature is will give you a much better idea where you should be. If your growing temperature is 80 degrees then the humidity should be in the 50-60% range during flower.
I have the same dehumidifier, i set it up outside intake hose connected with it constantly draining into 5gal bucket that i reuse for watering plants
I second @MidwestGuy advice.
I have a 70 pint dehumidifier with a drain hose to the “sewer” drain.
It saves room in the tent on top of what @MidwestGuy stated.
I never considered using the dehumidifier water… Have you ever checked the ppms?
My tap is 77-80ppm , 7.37ph and dehumidifier water is 28-30ppm 8.88ph
It is basically distilled water, and the PPM will be very low. As a result of the low PPM it will difficult to read the ph, until you add something to it like nutrients or cal/mag. With most modern dehumidifiers the condensate water only comes in contact with the aluminum fins on the coil, and with the plastic drainage devices. So it is safe for your plants, I have used hundreds of gallons of it.
I run my de humid out side my room. Partly so I can use it for a few tents. When I use it in my 4x8 tent. It will add a lot of heat to the room. I would run it in the big room you have as well. You have plenty of space in there
Looks like I will not be draining into “sewer” any longer.
I hope you have a great day!
Thank you… I appreciate the information… I always considered it waste water… I never even gave it a thought. This will help save $.
Same here… A veg, flower, and dry tents in one room.
I pull about 3 gallons a night from mine when it is humid out at night. I can almost fill a rez just from water from the dehumidifier… It is not good for us to drink. But fine for the plants.