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Old Mar 26th 2008, 11:22 am
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May be a good time to invest in a de-humdifier if you've not already done so - don't go for anything fancy, just something wiht a largish water collection reservoir and not too power hungry.

When we were in a rental we found a combination of hot air blowers and oil radiators worked reasonably well. It's important to keep the bedrooms reasonably warm to prevent all the cold, moist air in the house from being attracted into them.

Bedding will feel damp when the humidity is high but just closing the room and leaving a de-humidifier running in it for a couple of hourse usually does the trick (provided your house is reasonably draught proofed and no more damp air is being drawn in)

Another way of drying out bedding pretty quickly is electric blankets (some types can be left running on a low setting all night) and its a really lovely feeling to get into a warm bed at night.
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WELL! That's me put in my place! I will keep my humble opinions to myself from now on.

Another reader of this thread shot down in flames and unsubscribing now

Nothing personal Ian, but your fans are too scarey
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Old Mar 26th 2008, 12:20 pm
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Errr....wrong thread?
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May be a good time to invest in a de-humdifier if you've not already done so - don't go for anything fancy, just something wiht a largish water collection reservoir and not too power hungry.

When we were in a rental we found a combination of hot air blowers and oil radiators worked reasonably well. It's important to keep the bedrooms reasonably warm to prevent all the cold, moist air in the house from being attracted into them.

Bedding will feel damp when the humidity is high but just closing the room and leaving a de-humidifier running in it for a couple of hourse usually does the trick (provided your house is reasonably draught proofed and no more damp air is being drawn in)

Another way of drying out bedding pretty quickly is electric blankets (some types can be left running on a low setting all night) and its a really lovely feeling to get into a warm bed at night.
Thanks for the advice Nerine. We've got a couple of small oil filled radiators and will be looking to buy some more in the next couple of weeks. Didn't think about the dehumidifier - will get one of those too now. Cheers
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I got a dehumidifier, but it is best to do as the Kiwis do, open the windows when it is sunny, i hardly used the dehumidifier. It is so warm during the day when the sun comes out, even in the depths of winter !
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WELL! That's me put in my place! I will keep my humble opinions to myself from now on.

Another reader of this thread shot down in flames and unsubscribing now

Nothing personal Ian, but your fans are too scarey
Errr....wrong thread?


Oh yeah, so it is! i wondered where it had gone LOL

Nevermind, I'm sure you get the point

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Old Mar 26th 2008, 9:08 pm
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I dont apologise for being a Brit....fact is, many immigrants seem to move on. The other fact is that many Kiwis also choose to live elsewhere. And just as much as this thread may be seen as a negative one, there are countless ones that are reflecting the balance and focusing on the positive.
You know I was going to post almost exactly the same thing in a slightly less diplomatic post but I let it go..........

I was also going to say good on ya TiggerLottie for having the courage to (i) realise you made a mistake (ii) confront it (iii) do something and then (iv) have the backbone to post here......in spite of the snide flak that you would inevitably attract.......

The reply just seems to sum up the defensive, deversionary attitude that has been spoken of and presented in the other "what's wrong with/what can we do about NZ" thread of late.......
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I got a dehumidifier, but it is best to do as the Kiwis do, open the windows when it is sunny, i hardly used the dehumidifier. It is so warm during the day when the sun comes out, even in the depths of winter !
When it's sunny, and opening windows won't help much at night but I guess it does come down to what you think is a comfortable level of moisture and how it affects other family members' health.
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When it's sunny, and opening windows won't help much at night but I guess it does come down to what you think is a comfortable level of moisture and how it affects other family members' health.
yeah and first thing in the morning is when you get the real benefit of dry air taking the chill off the house - never mind the condensation off the windows....
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Ever had to open the windows not just to let the moisture out but to let the heat in? That's living in a rental.
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Old Mar 27th 2008, 2:21 am
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Ever had to open the windows not just to let the moisture out but to let the heat in? That's living in a rental.
no living in Oz when the aircon's on the blink!!!
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Errr....wrong thread?
Yes I think you got the wrong thread! Imagine how Ian could have felt (were he a sensitive soul) when he read your original comment.
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Old Mar 27th 2008, 3:41 am
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Yes I think you got the wrong thread! Imagine how Ian could have felt (were he a sensitive soul) when he read your original comment.
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Thanks for that, Ian. Love your story but was just a bit confused at that bit. i have kiwi in-laws and they are very much like that - good with the practical help but not so much into the celebrations. In fact my ma-in-law was practically orgasmic whne she saw the choices in the shops particuarly the cards shop - plus blokes are nver as thoughful.

Don't keeps us waiting so long for the next part . . . .
to be fair to WBB she was only asking for clarification........ah the joys of a forum....and "cross" cross posting.....
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no living in Oz when the aircon's on the blink!!!

Difference being that the condensation is on the outside of the glass here . (The car windscreen kept misting up this morning, gawsh....the things I have to put up with!)
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Yes I think you got the wrong thread! Imagine how Ian could have felt (were he a sensitive soul) when he read your original comment.
I think you underestimate Ian.
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