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:
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.