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I posted this question a little over a week ago:

I’m soon to be building a 400 sq ft root cellar over a concrete slab foundation. The cellar with be automatically ventilated by a pair of thermostatically-controlled air dampers–one on the intake vent and one on the exhaust. This cellar will be used for storage or mostly apples and pears at my orchard, but occasionally other garden produce that also require a cold temp / high humidity environment. I’m shooting for 40F and 80-90% humidity during the cooler months.
I’m going to require a humidifier for this cellar, but don’t want to deal with the daily headache of having to refill water tanks. I’m specifically in search of a humidifier that is:
  1. free-standing
  2. non-ducted and
  3. can be plumbed in so one doesn’t have to manually refill the water tank every day
The only plumbed systems I’m finding are ones that require duct work to work and that’s not an option for me. I’m committed to having a concrete slab for the floor of the cellar (so I can hose the place down as needed) so I won’t have the luxury of being able to rely on humidity from the dirt floor found in most traditional root cellars.
Does the type of humidifier I’m after even exist? If so, who makes it?
Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions you may have.
John A Gasbarre
Union, Maine 04862

I'm very interested in hearing your thoughts.   Thanks.


asked in House Ventilation by litawyn (120 points)
edited by darekrudy
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Hi John,
I apologize but I didn’t even know about your question since it hasn’t been posted in Q&A section, just like this one was (I usually answer the same day smiley ).
I’m removing comment options from under the posts (you’ve stumbled upon one of a few forms that are left) and using only Q&A module for that purpose. Your question was in my database but I didn’t get any notification emails. 
I can’t give you much advice other than that whatever comes up in Google’s search results.
I don’t know any residential type portable / free standing humidifiers that can be plumbed in. Therefore you may need to look into the industrial models (I have no experience at all with those units): http://www.globalspec.com/industrial-directory/industrial_humidifier - they require to open a free account before providing information so maybe just copy the manufacturer names from that page and do some direct-research. 
Those manufacturers below (they are listed on globalspec.com as well) may have something you are looking for: 
Let me know if there's anything else I can help you with, just click "comment" below.
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)