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Working well in our basement laundry space.
on October 1, 2013
We've been having a concern over our basement laundry area being some what poorly ventilated. There was no way to install any type of ventilation fan without lots of duct work. We did some research and realized that a dehumidifier was a real easy solution to moisture concerns in the basement. We borrowed my brother's old Frigidaire unit to test it out and it worked fine, it was just too noisy for an enclosed basement. It's a small space so we did not to pay extra for unnecessary output. Put it to work immediately and over a weekend it filled up about 3/4 of the bucket. It works well and much more quietly than expected. I almost thought it was not running when on low fan speed.
The "damp" feel is mostly gone from the basement. I noticed a drain port on the back of the unit and read the user guide more closely you can almost make the unit operate like a higher capacity dehumidifier by attaching a the drain hose (included) to the back of it and running that to a floor drain. I tried it out and within hours there was a nice trickle going. If you need more distance, I believe any standard garden hose will fit the port as well. This definitely has the output to tackle larger spaces if needed, it's mostly just constrained by the bucket size if at all. It's small enough that I now have it tucked away under the laundry basin. Only annoyance is that the finger holds are shallow and don't give you a good grip, but it does come with casters so lifting isn't really necessary. It's light and small and is easily moved or lifted. It's been real good so far and I will try to update once rainy season gets underway.