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  1. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
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    65pacecar
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    from KY, AZ

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  2. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 349

    pirate
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    from Alabama

    I live in coastal Alabama and the humidity here is so high most of the year if you stomp your feet it will start raining. I run a dehumidifier 24/7 year round. The drain tube is through the wall so never have to empty the drain tank or have dehumidifier shut down because tank is full. Do not have any rusting problems with tools or projects. The shop also has a pleasant smell because of no humidity or mold. No floor sweating problems. Just lowering the humidity makes he shop feel cooler and more comfortable to work.

    I also have a 12,000 btu air conditioner built into the wall and rarely open the garage door except when ambient air temperature is in 70’s and humidity is low. I usually set the thermostat in the mid 80’s and then lower it the night before I know I’ll be out there working. Or if out there several days in a row leave it turned down then turn it back up.
     
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  3. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
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    Except for monsoon season, when the rains come in daily. It is extra hot and extra humid.

    Some parts of the state get more monsoon rain than other parts.

    And the "Traditional" cooling is evaporative (swamp) coolers, which cool by evaporating water. It makes excess humidity in the rainy season. After 30+ years, I switched to air conditioning and find it more comfortable.
     
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  4. 83Squarebody
    Joined: Jun 4, 2018
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    from Arizona

    Move to Arizona... ‍♂️
     
  5. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    I bought a Diest kerosene lantern, with the old glass chimney...like a smaller railroad lantern. Cheap kerosene, (lantern was under $20, cheap enough to try...)
    Next 2 days, no rust settling on my NEW raw steel bench. (30" X 72")
    Previously, my tools (Mac, Snap-On, some Cornwell, Craftsman) had begun to RUST inside a MAC toolbox, with drawers lined with the rubber mat inside...AARGH!
    My MAIN toolbox, (2 bottom boxes on a tube frame with 1/2 ton casters, large top chest) never threatened to rust, (it's inside my attached garage, but a few things showed rust starting in 2-3 days...)
    a Chrysler Hemi's chain and sprockets got 'brown' while front of engine was open. New chain and sprockets got replaced... few $$, lesson learned.
    Found a leak in the exhaust hose of wife's clothes dryer! Hose and metal pipe attachment came apart, ripped hose had 2" X 1" gaping hole...Dampness in the air!
    The blues now...
    "Gapin' dryer hole...
    Dampness in the air;
    Compensation comin',
    There's condensation over dair!"
    Mmmm, mmm.
     
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  6. Ok Mike that was good.......
     
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  7. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 890

    lostone
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    from kansas

    Raining again today, walked into the shop and with the lights off I swore I heard the rust crawling up the metal !

    My tool box is starting to show small particles of rust on my tools too....

    Maybe in 2 months I'll be bitchin it's too dry ?
     
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  8. HotrodHR
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 184

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    Try Picklex20 it works pretty good for cleaning, prepping, and rust prevention on bare metal.

    You'll find some webpage forums if you google the product that have pros and cons. I'm OK with the product and I actually purchased it from the guy in Huntsville, AL that markets it.
     
  9. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,116

    65pacecar
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    from KY, AZ

    Interesting. I’ve never heard of it but quickly pulled it up and looked at it. What are the pros and cons of it that you know or experienced. I am thinking of trying it out.


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  10. pirate
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 349

    pirate
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    from Alabama

    Rust never sleeps!
     
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  11. Try Rubber Cement
     
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