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Best reusable damp traps

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Found 12th Jul 2013
Best reusable damp traps, we rent a house and the bathroom has a shower which obviously creates a lot of steam, there is no window so the moisture moves to the front of the house in the front bedroom. Been using the disposable damp traps, but they only last 3 weeks before you need a new block, is there any chemical free ones that work or electrical ones that actually work?
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Looked at dehumidifiers?
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Talis

Looked at dehumidifiers?



Yes but noise all the time would be annoying, but it's an option.
Is there no fan? Building regs require either an opening window or an extraction fan.
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ceres

Is there no fan? Building regs require either an opening window or an … Is there no fan? Building regs require either an opening window or an extraction fan.



Yes, but it's only going to do so much.
Is the fan vented to the outside? Keep it running for 15 minutes after the shower.
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ceres

Is the fan vented to the outside? Keep it running for 15 minutes after … Is the fan vented to the outside? Keep it running for 15 minutes after the shower.



Makes little or no difference tbh. We do run it after but by then water drops, it needs a window imo it's only a small room, but not my house, otherwise I'd put a window in.
Damp traps aren't a solution to inadequate ventailation. Ask the landlord to put a better fan in. It's his property that will be damaged if he doesn't.
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ceres

Damp traps aren't a solution to inadequate ventailation. Ask the … Damp traps aren't a solution to inadequate ventailation. Ask the landlord to put a better fan in. It's his property that will be damaged if he doesn't.



Your probably right on that one.
A Temporary measure (and trust me it works) a plastic tray with some cat litter in will draw moisture out
I work in a caravan sales yard and a lot of caravanner's use this method (some use trays of salt, but this can cause rusting on metal objects)
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