My basement is 65F, 75% RH right now with the central AC ducts closed. Now, when I open my coolerdor which has 65% RH beads I watch the RH rise. Kinda strange after the dry winter when the exact opposite would happen.
Posts: 3928 | Location: Connecticut, USA | Registered: November 01, 2007
I've been experiencing the same thing with my humi in the basement for the last two weeks...open it up at 65% watch it rise to about 69% as I choose my smoke...much better than watching it fall into the 50%s as I choose my smoke...
Posts: 836 | Location: Nature's Air Conditioned City | Registered: August 21, 2007
The humidity in my basement has been holding at about 65%. However, the temperature has been reaching the low 70s. Today is the high for the year at 74 degrees. I'm getting a little worried about maintaining the proper temperature as summer progresses. I've heard beetles don't start hatching until the high 70s/low 80s. Is there truth in that statement or should I be concerned now?
Posts: 545 | Location: Blackacre | Registered: April 29, 2008
When i open my Vinotemp to select a cigar my humidity drops to 62-63 year round...it is in my office which is in my basement...i have a 1/2 lb %65 heartfelt beads....sometimes i have to take the beads out for a day or two cuz my humidity will start to creep to 68-69..once it drops to 61 then i'll put the beads back in...i just checked it 66/66...
Posts: 2185 | Location: THE BUCKEYE STATE | Registered: June 24, 2007
Beatles don't hatch until the temp is around 80 degrees F for a long period of time.
I won't bet my life (or cigars) on that. Better safe than sorry.
My basement is 65F, 75% RH right now with the central AC ducts closed. Now, when I open my coolerdor which has 65% RH beads I watch the RH rise.
So let me see if I get this right. Your coolerdor maintains good 65%, but the place where you keep it has 75% - if so, why are you surprised watching RH rise when you open it? That's exactly what should happen as higher ambient humidity rushes in, as you open your dor's door. No?
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