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Re: Winter Car Storage

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:41 pm
by 6970K
Bought an Airchamber few months ago and Exige tucked up in it until spring :D

ImageAirChamber by S, on Flickr

Re: Winter Car Storage

Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:21 pm
by jonnyfox
I have the dehumidifier on 24/7 in my garage Steve :thumbup:

Re: Winter Car Storage

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:21 pm
by 661
Those air chambers are fantastic.
I've had one for 20 years and it still worked fine until I took it down last year to have a garage reshuffle.

Re: Winter Car Storage

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:18 am
by lautll421
best is air chamber and dehumidifier inside the chamber...no dust and no mold developed

Re: Winter Car Storage

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:54 pm
by 6970K
I have been using big dehumidifier in past Jonny, but from what I read the Airchamber/Carcoon is better solution (and hopefully cheaper to run :) )

Downside is don't have nice view of the Exige when I go in the garage now.

Re: Winter Car Storage

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:19 pm
by tlracer
A dehumidifier will work only where its either:

a) In a sealed enclosure, so no further (wet) air can enter, or
b) In an unsealed enclosure where the dehumidifier is capable of removing water faster than moisture can enter.

With air chambers the key is air flow, preventing moisture/condensation from forming on surfaces by increasing evaporation rate.

As an aside, there is a very useful tool here:

http://www.dpcalc.org/

By moving the two sliders for temperature and relative humidity you can see the effects of both. The ideal is cold, dry air.

Re: Winter Car Storage

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:45 pm
by ade
All this talk is making me nervous, the Elise is in my heated garage, no carcoon or dehumidifier, do I really need one? The garage has airflow and is heat by the boiler and hot water tank.

Re: Winter Car Storage

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:57 am
by tlracer
Ade - if you're not seeing any indications of problems then the answer's no :)

Re: Winter Car Storage

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:42 pm
by ade
tlracer wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:57 am
Ade - if you're not seeing any indications of problems then the answer's no :)
Thanks

Re: Winter Car Storage

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:52 pm
by 6970K
Exige out of hibernation in Airchamber and started instantly. :D

Started ok when used dehumidifier but cranked for a few seconds. This time was as though had been running.