Dehumidifier Discovery

generok

Super Active Member
Feb 7, 2013
3,457
Anchorage, AK
For many seasons I put a Damp Rid in my PUP, and every season, it was a solid mass, but no water ever accumulated in the bin. I got the TT out of storage and got it home. The Damp Rid in one of the rooms was pretty full of "water" but I have not drained the anti-freeze yet. So, I simply open the door and dump it on the gravel outside the steps.

Ok, so it's NOT just water much to my chagrin. It's some sort of sticky mess that never dried, and I was tracking it in and out of the TT all day restocking it! It stained my entry mats and got everywhere. I finally sprayed the gravel down with some Simple Green and rinsed it off, but even then it was still discolored. Ugh!

So, the "stuff" in the damp rid basin isn't just water... now I know!

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kitphantom

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Platinum Supporting Member
Dec 26, 2009
13,949
Albuquerque, NM
No not just water, and it can do big damage to wood if it soaks in. I've seen posts here on the Portal more than once about damage when the moisture/"salt" combo soaked into wood when it overran the bucket. When we experimented with Damp Rid in the TT, I placed the DR pail into another,larger one. We never got one drop of liquid in our arid climate.
When we cleaned out my MIL's house last fall, a mile from the Ohio River, the pails of Damp Rid in closets were positively icky.
 

Snow

Super Active Member
Jul 19, 2007
12,272
Ontario
All 6 of my small containers of damp-rid (of similar no name product) I used are 3/4 full of water with little to none of the absorbent material left.. Only did a quick check, so there might be one or two that aren't quite that full yet.. Still another 2-3 weeks before I can dewinterize and prep the TT for summer..
 

Tonya Harding

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Gold Supporting Member
Jun 15, 2018
1,917
Virginia
Dang glad I saw this, checked a few days ago, the Damp Rid was bout a quarter full of liquid, gonna pop it up & place it in a large container...
 

Tonya Harding

Super Active Member
Gold Supporting Member
Jun 15, 2018
1,917
Virginia
We keep ours in buckets from the Dollar Tree. As often as we camp, I doubt they would ever overflow, but better safe than sorry. If the buckets gets gross, just toss it and buy another for $1.

Couldn't stand it any longer lol, so I popped open the Aliner & put the the Damp Rid in a small deep sided storage bin, only 1/4 water in the bottom, but I'm at peace now [8D]
 

Kampus

Active Member
Jun 16, 2017
210
Slate Belt, Pa
I always thought it was like salt water.
Last year when we de-winterized, I accidentally tipped it over and spilled it in the street. It left a visible stain there for a few weeks.
 




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