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Humidifiers: Simpler is better?

The air. It holds water! And how much it holds matters! A lot, in fact. Sometimes we need to adjust it in the upwards persuasion. Learn why and how in this little ol’ video!
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Reacties 

  1. Technology Connections

    Technology Connections

    9 dagen geleden

    “Did you just buy a humidifier and… turn that into content?” Guilty as charged! But also, it’s been a surprisingly large quality-of-life improvement for me and the topic turned out to be worthy of exploration. I look forward to all the weird towel contraptions you’ll no doubt devise! *On that note! Important extra info lies below!* I was trying to avoid describing one type of humidifier as universally better than another, but I'm not sure I succeeded. Which kind will work the best for you is very, very situational. What struck me most about the evaporative style is simply how effective it is for how simple it is. But, a thing that I totally didn't address (and I, for real, pinky-promise meant to but simply forgot) was the cooling effect of evaporative humidifiers. After all, if it's the same thing as a swamp cooler, doesn't that mean it cools a bit? Well.... kinda. It's complicated by the fact that the ability of swamp coolers to cool depends on how dry the air is, so once these things have brought the humidity up to anything appreciable, that cooling effect is very mild. But it is indeed true that the water "stole" some heat from the air in order to evaporate, so some cooling inevitably occurs. I'll talk about this more casually on Connextras: nlcameras.info/wiki/gZyrcaF6s3ywk2k/video

    • Ночная Школа Фотографии

      Ночная Школа Фотографии

      Dag geleden

      Greeting fellow citizen of far northern longitude! Check this "Venta" LW45 model - neat design with less flaws then the others swamp coolers ("air washers" and so on). And thank you for as always cheerful and entertaining video!

    • Aleron Upstill

      Aleron Upstill

      Dag geleden

      Thank you for your reviews. You eloquently phase between the subjective and objective. Great work.!

    • Eric Nielsen

      Eric Nielsen

      2 dagen geleden

      Lol. Lack of humidity is a HUGE issue here in Canada. Where I live we hit at low as -45 C in withing and as high as +45C in summer.

    • Q Squared

      Q Squared

      3 dagen geleden

      Instead of a statically mounted wick and a pump, would it be possible to mount the pump on a float so that thewick maintains a co stand 1/3 submeesion?

    • Habibur Rahman

      Habibur Rahman

      3 dagen geleden

      There is a hack where you add 3% hydrogen peroxide with water!! 50/50 mix so that it becomes an air purifier!! and does not need maintanence!!

  2. Gene Bunt

    Gene Bunt

    19 minuten geleden

    What is wrong with Blue LED's I find blue comforting

  3. Ithaca Comments

    Ithaca Comments

    Uur geleden

    Yes, a whole house, console, evaporative unit is the best ....my experience. Mine is 10 years old. Sadly, the fan died half way through this winter. Limping through the rest of the season by placing a box fan behind it to blow air through the unit. So far so good. Keep it clean! My old unit does have a setting that will keep it running after the tanks are empty ...until totally dry.

  4. Privacy Valued

    Privacy Valued

    Uur geleden

    "It's brown and therefore excellent." There's so much wrong with this statement.

  5. Josh Miller

    Josh Miller

    Uur geleden

    As being a west coast dweller.... when folks say "menards" I hear "ma gnards" 😆

  6. Jumping Spider

    Jumping Spider

    Uur geleden

    There is a way simpler evaporative humidifier that doesn't get gross, uses zero electricity, and at very low cost. Plants broh

  7. Holly MacConachie

    Holly MacConachie

    2 uur geleden

    Oh man, this channel is so excellent. You explain everything with such clarity. Have you ever considered doing a video on touch-tone telephones? If you read about it online, lots of articles will tell you that the tone sends a "message" to the exchange, but none of them explain how the tones control the exchange. I heard that older exchanges were analogue and not digital, so... how do they work? I'm just really curious and it's something I'd be stoked to see on your channel

  8. Seva Loginov

    Seva Loginov

    2 uur geleden

    Floating wick! Make it to the wick container floats on the water with a little bit of its bottom submerged, and slowly sinks down as the water is depleted. That way you can have much greater tank capacity while maintaining maximum wick surface area

  9. Dick Butkys

    Dick Butkys

    5 uur geleden

    Boil a pot of water on the stove.

  10. anastrophe

    anastrophe

    5 uur geleden

    My understanding is that, due to both the very hygroscopic nature of air, and molecular kinetics, it really doesn't matter very much which room in a house the humidifier is in. As long as there's an open 'path', the air inside the house will reach an equilibrium of humidity throughout the structure, in a pretty short amount of time - all other things being equal of course...

  11. Steve Burtt

    Steve Burtt

    12 uur geleden

    Rocks and sticks, cool technology solutions!

  12. Alexander Zamani

    Alexander Zamani

    12 uur geleden

    In the winter we use a dehumidifier as it increases the ability of the heaters to heat the air.

  13. Spookay It's Me

    Spookay It's Me

    13 uur geleden

    Oh my gosh. Are you actually Chris Haye

  14. Michael Rosenfeld

    Michael Rosenfeld

    13 uur geleden

    Oh my god man. Your rant 14:30 about bright blue LEDs is so spot on! I thought I was nuts because have thought about tinting appliances(I usually just do electrical tape). At least I know I'm not alone in my insanity.

  15. Tera Star

    Tera Star

    14 uur geleden

    Simplest solution? boil water in a wide pan. A less energy intensive one? A spray bottle or a garden mist hose

  16. tiortedrootsky

    tiortedrootsky

    14 uur geleden

    How about a video on types of air filters? And if combined filters + humidifiers are a good option.

  17. Jon2468

    Jon2468

    14 uur geleden

    These machines are nice, but if anyone is down and out and in immediate need, a large damp fluffy towel hung up on something (non wood) in a room can often be considered. Nice vid, informative ideas.

  18. mattatwar

    mattatwar

    15 uur geleden

    You know, I never thought of the fact that drying shoes or vacuum filters (after washing them) with a fan adds mosture to the air. 🤔

  19. Dark Lord Auron

    Dark Lord Auron

    16 uur geleden

    I had a Hunter humidifier that had a pump to wet the wicks. It worked great because the wicks had a plastic baffle that sat in the water at the bottom, so as the water ran over them, it was silently fed back into the pool. But the riser tube could not be cleaned and one day a piece of wick broke off, got sucked up into the impeller, and loudly killed it.

  20. Mike Haugen

    Mike Haugen

    16 uur geleden

    If someone is concerne about E-waste than there is no reason too buy new in the box items. I'm a garbage picker. I do this for many reasons. 1. Trying to do my part for the environment. 2. Scrap for extra money. Infortunately since my career of 12 years was destroy by the lockdowns it's my main income 3. To resell items and/or free to those in need. 4. I enjoy it To my point. I regret all the money wasted over the years buying new items. I have found 17 humidifiers in the last month. 4 new in the box. 8 just in a need of a quick cleaning. 5 that were unfixable. Recycling by reusing is in my opinion one of the best things a individual can do to help the environment It's a shame how many people throw away E-waste in their trash and even recycling bins. Trying to hide the items from a scrapper. We are a throwaway society and its sad.

  21. Random American

    Random American

    17 uur geleden

    I always used a poor man's humidifier. Pan of water near the heater.

  22. prep74

    prep74

    17 uur geleden

    So does that mean using a reverse cycle airconditioner for heating in cold climates is not a good idea?

  23. I'm the captain now

    I'm the captain now

    18 uur geleden

    hang some wet towels and youll get the same and much faster effect. Humidity hangs around unless you use air conditioning id guess.

  24. Sidou Lad

    Sidou Lad

    18 uur geleden

    OH MY GOD!!! You're a life a saver man! You're my hero! Thanks to your video and great explanation, I identified AND fixed the problem that I had for the last 20 years of ill sleeping and grumpy wake ups. Who would have thought that a bucket of water and a towel would change my life for the better! THANK YOU FOREVER!

  25. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou

    19 uur geleden

    "An idiot admires complexity, while a genius appreciates simplicity" - Terry A. Davis

  26. Safe Wash

    Safe Wash

    19 uur geleden

    ur mic’s moderately echo-y. personally i dont mind, jus tryina help u

  27. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe

    19 uur geleden

    Disable that float, 'quicklier'!

  28. TropicalEncounter

    TropicalEncounter

    20 uur geleden

    It is two electric probes that stick into the water in that weird shaped one you talked about in the beginning... You didn't talk about steam canister humidifiers (Well you kinda did when you talked about the funny shaped one at the beginning, but didn't REALLY address it.)

    • TropicalEncounter

      TropicalEncounter

      19 uur geleden

      ok scratch that, I just watched your other video and you touched on those points in there.

  29. H Roberson

    H Roberson

    20 uur geleden

    Ooooh I hope if enough of us are loudly grumpy about those blue LED displays they'll change! Blue LED light (especially Christmas lights) make my eyes hurt a lot. My parents also have an air filter in their room with that display, their go-to solution is to make a little door-flap by using tape and a piece of paper. Also, your hair looks very nice and smooth in this video!

    • H Roberson

      H Roberson

      6 uur geleden

      @asioe kiou Can I ask what part specifically you're trying to show me

    • asioe kiou

      asioe kiou

      19 uur geleden

      nlcameras.info/wiki/gZyrcaF6s3ywk2k/video

  30. argentonath

    argentonath

    21 uur geleden

    1000% agreed with the blue lights. You want to know what really gets to me? I have an adaptive servo ventilator with all sorts of blue light sources. This is a machine designed to HELP ME SLEEP and they gave in to the blue light obsession. What the hell, ResMed.

  31. Fukck YouTube

    Fukck YouTube

    21 uur geleden

    Please for the love of god look up quilo humidifiers

  32. Nathan Howe Music

    Nathan Howe Music

    21 uur geleden

    My aversion to mildew is greater than my aversion to white dust, so ultrasonic it is.

  33. Luna Liming

    Luna Liming

    22 uur geleden

    Oh, man. That Vicks vaporizer is nostalgic as hell, my grandparents used to sit me by one when I was sick to open up my sinuses.

  34. GemCat

    GemCat

    23 uur geleden

    I have a Honeywell ultrasonic humidifier. Even with the included hard water filter, a lovely crust of minerals forms on the nozzle within a month. I haven't noticed dust buildup anywhere, though, so it must be helping. Even then I might start giving it water from my filter pitcher. Certainly won't catch everything but I figure that any little bit helps.

  35. The Official Paul Blart Mall Cop YouTube Channel

    The Official Paul Blart Mall Cop YouTube Channel

    23 uur geleden

    Huh. I haven't really seen those extremely bright 7 digit displays in any electronics I've bought recently. But they've mostly been time telling devices so it would probably need a very easy to read display.

  36. C. O.

    C. O.

    23 uur geleden

    The swamp cooler that my work had, Had a hook up for a garden hose so turn it on and forget it.

  37. Dustin Pomeroy

    Dustin Pomeroy

    23 uur geleden

    I had the blue teardrop style I lived it,but it was short-lived,it leaked like crazy after about a month of use

  38. Larry Seibold

    Larry Seibold

    Dag geleden

    A lot of good points. I noticed one that you missed. When you raise the humidify inside and it is cold outside, your windows will be cold, and condensation will likely form on them, as their temperature will be below the dew point inside established by the humidifier. It is a challenge to get it in the sweet spot, especially if you have single pain windows.

  39. Jimmy The Scumbag

    Jimmy The Scumbag

    Dag geleden

    Hello, I just want to endorse your comment about blue LEDs. Goodbye

  40. wlan2

    wlan2

    Dag geleden

    24:20 How about a wick that floats on top of the water?

  41. Skinny Santa’s Grizzly Den Connecticut

    Skinny Santa’s Grizzly Den Connecticut

    Dag geleden

    Stick a cork on the bottom of the float rod.

  42. Chris Yu

    Chris Yu

    Dag geleden

    yes the vicks consists of 2 electrodes, direct connected to line voltage, submerged in water. The boil type don't use any(well a little) more energy than the evaporator type. you are overlooking that as the water evaporates it cools the air which then needs to be heated by your house heating system. Also the water vapor is coming out at 212F so it warms the air as well as humidify. The evaporator pad will grow mold/bacteria if not cleaned or chemicals added to the water. The high temp of the vicks kills both.

  43. Hancock

    Hancock

    Dag geleden

    I'm a guitar maker/restorer in Las Vegas AKA the freaking desert. We moved here about 2 years ago and the climate presented challenges, mainly how to maintain about 40% RH in the desert that stays about

  44. EigenvectorSeven

    EigenvectorSeven

    Dag geleden

    Another DIY option is just boiling a giant pot of water on the stove for an hour or two. A gas stove will merely offset some of the energy your gas furnace would have burned anyway, so it's not terribly inefficient.

  45. Ultra Dank

    Ultra Dank

    Dag geleden

    So what youre trying to say is we need more blue LEDs. Got it

  46. Fred Wilkins

    Fred Wilkins

    Dag geleden

    Why in the world didnt they have the air intake in a less dumb position? How hard would it be to put the intake and output on opposite sides and the wick in the center? Well i guess they did in the small one, but that just makes the big one more irritating

  47. Dave Haggerty

    Dave Haggerty

    Dag geleden

    Humid air feels warmer because it contains more heat. It contains the heat required to warm the air plus the heat required to evaporate water into the air. Since your furnace supplies the heat required to evaporate the water. You pay a tiny bit more to keep your house more humid.

  48. yorrickwi

    yorrickwi

    Dag geleden

    we have cups of water in our heater radiator and it wors a reat a nearly free humidifier

  49. Clara Snyder

    Clara Snyder

    Dag geleden

    "they call it John...I'm sorry, the wick"

  50. saunz departier

    saunz departier

    Dag geleden

    Why do you always do an informative video about the product right after I come home from Menard's with whatever model was on sale?

  51. f.k. b.

    f.k. b.

    Dag geleden

    14:14 The CC 😂!!! "Blue ell eee deez"! So hip!

  52. Hannes Ångell

    Hannes Ångell

    Dag geleden

    I have an idea! The wick should be placed on a float, sticking down below the float. The bucket might have to be higher to make room for a cover that blocks part of the intake that needs to be bigger. In a sense the intakes opening needs to move with the float.

  53. The Bass is Loaded

    The Bass is Loaded

    Dag geleden

    I remember another type from when I was a kid, that on the outside looked a lot like the Vicks, but was some kind of "cool mist" variety. Similar plastic basin, with a long slit on the front to let the mist out. The part that did the work sat in a round hole on the top, and was something like a fan or propeller, that would go into the water, and I guess it spun fast enough to put up a mist that it simultaneously blew out the front. Haven't seen one of those in a long time...maybe discontinued for safety reasons, definitely no newer than the 1980s.

  54. brunes007

    brunes007

    Dag geleden

    One benefit of the ultrasonic vs the wick that you did not factor in, is the sound. Wick style has a fan and is noisier than an ultrasonic. Also ultrasonic is faster to act. This is why everyone recommends ultrasonic for the child's bedside.

  55. no1unorightnow

    no1unorightnow

    Dag geleden

    I might be misremembering, but I'm pretty sure there's yet another type of humidifier that we had as a child. As I recall, it was basically a flywheel with a little spindle coming out that middle that dipped into the water, flinging little tiny bits of water out the output nozzle. It was beige and gray, I think. If anyone has more info on this style, or knows that I'm wrong about how it worked, I'd be curious to hear about it. EDIT: Wikipedia might be referring to the one I remember as an Impeller Humidifier?

  56. Camille Pepin

    Camille Pepin

    Dag geleden

    When it come to infections, cold air is not more at risk of giving you infections. What happens in winter is that it's cold outside, your body doesn't like the cold, you stay indoors a lot more, you don't open windows to ventilate the house because your electricity bill will go through the roof. So basically you stay inside your stagnant home more. Little to no air circulation allows for more air contamination. And you breathing contaminated air for long periods of time can lead to infections. This is why people tends to get sick a lot more in winter. Also the lack of sun combined with the stagnant air doesn't help. Aldo could I suggest a video idea? I've been told that liquid fabric softener is bad for the washer. I'm very curious to know why.

  57. William Shreckengost

    William Shreckengost

    Dag geleden

    20:59 and here we come full-circle, and build a desperation swamp cooler.

  58. LtKiqVxmnE

    LtKiqVxmnE

    Dag geleden

    Venta airwasher have water wheels "wick". Better for cleaning.

  59. FireplaceNinja

    FireplaceNinja

    Dag geleden

    Just wanted to congratulate you on a million subscribers!

  60. John Albert

    John Albert

    Dag geleden

    About 10 years ago I lived in an apartment with radiator heat that would dry out the air something terrible. Every morning I would wake up with cracked lips and a severely sore throat, and sometimes even got nosebleeds. So I went out and bought a humidifier for my bedroom that was a lot like that little blue and white bullet-shaped one. That solved the dry air problem quite nicely. Placed near the head of my bed, it produced a miniature cloud that would rain tiny microdroplets onto my face. I awoke feeling refreshed every morning... for about a month. Eventually I developed a severe, persistent cough that lasted for many weeks. There were no other symptoms, just a nagging, dry cough that started every morning and subsided throughout the day, but never seemed to go away. Eventually I went to the doctor and he identified it as a bacterial infection, and suggested it might be coming from the humidifier. I moved the unit to a far corner of the room, and my cough disappeared. But the problem of the dry air returned again. Eventually I went to a thrift store and bought one of those old school humidifiers from the 1970s that works by boiling the water, and that fixed the issue (at a significant cost in electric bills).

  61. Hempage

    Hempage

    Dag geleden

    So... you might consider modifying that big console humidifier to get its water from your plumbing... Okay, yeah, it's probably easier to just fill the jug. But, any excuse for a project!

  62. Froedl Metallmann

    Froedl Metallmann

    Dag geleden

    I love silly shit like this!

  63. Froedl Metallmann

    Froedl Metallmann

    Dag geleden

    I've attached a couple of wet towels to my ceiling fan (very uncommon here in Germay). When the ceiling fan starts spinning easily, you know the towels are dry and can be moisturized. ;-) The wet towels are quite heavy, so beware!

  64. Spookay It's Me

    Spookay It's Me

    Dag geleden

    Please can you do a video on: "Denshine Smart Geiger Radiation Watch Counter" ... It's supposedly a Geiger counter for your smart phone. I'm dubious

  65. atvfool2

    atvfool2

    Dag geleden

    i was wondering if you take suggestions on things to cover? I love the way you explain things. I use a water distiller rather than buying distilled water at a store and I was wondering the different types/how they work.

  66. Piotr Lenar

    Piotr Lenar

    Dag geleden

    Make stick longer, or floater larger.

  67. George Galloway

    George Galloway

    Dag geleden

    "Quicklier"? ;-)

  68. Cubic Apocalypse

    Cubic Apocalypse

    Dag geleden

    Fun fact: Blue LEDs can make some fluorescent materials glow, just like if you used a blacklight. Hypothetically, instead of a light-dimming decal, you could make one that also changes the color to your favorite standard "neon" hue. I'd go with orange, but green, yellow, or magenta would probably work just as well.

  69. Justin 3

    Justin 3

    Dag geleden

    If they call it a filter people will actually take it seriously when they say you need to occasionally replace it. It would not surprise me if that's the only reason they call it that.

  70. youtert

    youtert

    Dag geleden

    As a kid I had a steam humidifier with literally no electronics or moving parts of any kind. It just had two electrodes (shielded inside a plastic structure for safety) that dipped into the water. You turned it off by unplugging it, or it shut off automatically when the water level got too low to make the connection between the electrodes. Now I can't find any humidifier that doesn't either have many bad reviews for reliability problems, or require exotic maintenance and cleaning in order to prevent dying from mold inhalation.

  71. Nic Hunter

    Nic Hunter

    Dag geleden

    I get nosebleeds in the winter. Once I bought an ultrasonic humidifier I stopped getting them. Anecdotal I know...

  72. Curtis Warren BTW STOP BEGGING

    Curtis Warren BTW STOP BEGGING

    Dag geleden

    0:34 Oh no... DISENY HAS CLAIMED YET ANOTHER!

  73. Arazand

    Arazand

    Dag geleden

    Hi! There is a fabric material called Hygrolon that is used in the reptile pet hobby as a planting material for mosses and plants. It comes as a sheet and is machine washable. It could probably be used a wick for a diy humidifier that is washable. Though probably not cheap... but it might give you an idea where to look for something if you want to pursuit that 3D printer dream.

  74. John Airey

    John Airey

    Dag geleden

    Interesting that there seems to be no mention of the damage that low humidity does to computer equipment. Memory errors for example are more common under low humidity. There is a minimum and maximum humidity for this equipment. A place I once worked supplied a humidifier to cool a server room after an air conditioner failure. I told them it wouldn't work. They overruled me and guess what? It didn't work. The temperature didn't drop the humidity reached a ridiculously dangerous level. Managed to drop the humidity without damaging equipment as the worst case scenario would be to open the door and the moist air condensing on the circuit boards. Not good.

  75. Thiago Souza

    Thiago Souza

    Dag geleden

    Blue leds in bedroom appliances is the way manufacturers team up with sleeping pills industry

  76. JoJoeh Play

    JoJoeh Play

    Dag geleden

    I adore your personality and I need more of you in my life

  77. Energyone

    Energyone

    Dag geleden

    It's brown and therefore excellent?

  78. NorbiZsemi

    NorbiZsemi

    Dag geleden

    24:15 One simple solution could be a floating wick assembly. This way the wick would always be on top of the water, and that would not require a pump either.

  79. Andrei Andreev

    Andrei Andreev

    Dag geleden

    We use one with the piezoelectric element ... BUT - we use distilled water.

  80. George S

    George S

    Dag geleden

    I wish I had a need for a humidifier rather than a constantly-running dehumidifier...

  81. Justin Carlson

    Justin Carlson

    Dag geleden

    My issue is bleeding noses. Thank god for humidifiers

  82. Anti Decepticon

    Anti Decepticon

    Dag geleden

    dude just add baking soda to the water and then clean it with vinigar.

  83. David

    David

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    Illinois in the winter is still very humid for me. Granted, I'm from a very arid part of the country, so I may be biased.

  84. xlasingx

    xlasingx

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    ..pure, uncontaminated water, is dialectic..

  85. DanTheManMS

    DanTheManMS

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    One downside to not having a float-switch: if you keep the fan running when all the water is gone, the filter will dry out, making it less "absorbable" the next time you fill the unit with water, making you go through the expensive filters more quickly. I actually prefer the automatic kill-switch in this regard.

  86. Chiyo

    Chiyo

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    I wonder if there's a way for air conditioner units to include humidifiers in them. They are, after all, air conditioners. They're supposed to condition the air, which should include maintaining a comfortable relative humidity level. Maybe they could be fed from a main water line and run through a filter before being mixed into the air blown through the vents.

  87. Vipul Poddar

    Vipul Poddar

    Dag geleden

    Check out Ducting in india It's a full house cooling and humidifier system

  88. maxine hardy

    maxine hardy

    Dag geleden

    LOVE your hair in this, my guy, 10/10

  89. Bryan Jensen

    Bryan Jensen

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    My problem is hard water. The wick doesn't last a season. And it seems Vicks wicks are not available anymore, the cheap replacements, which are short by about an inch, run about $8 which I don't consider cheap.

  90. Blokorz_

    Blokorz_

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    I love the outtake of his cat having fun. I can relate, my 2 are so loud when they play

  91. The Cando Railfan

    The Cando Railfan

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    13:46 I think the biggest problem with that display is that the backing is white, providing terrible contrast.

  92. Deadzone6

    Deadzone6

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    "The exotic lands of walmart" that sir is the most truth I've ever heard lmfao

    • HickLife

      HickLife

      10 uur geleden

      I absolutely hate walmart, I haven't stepped foot in one in at least 4 years and I don't miss it

  93. Cutz McOnions

    Cutz McOnions

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    im not interested with humidifiers but i found this really helpful.

  94. Whispers in the dark

    Whispers in the dark

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    My grandparents always had one of the big ones with a water basin at the bottom and a big wheel with the wick on it that acted like a water wheel re-wetting the wick, I used it up until the early 2000's and it still worked great.

  95. Whispers in the dark

    Whispers in the dark

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    Lol yeah I keep meaning to pick up a new humidifier since it is that time of year here in MI.

  96. B -

    B -

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    The $20 electrode boiler humidifier is superior by far in all aspects to alll the misters, difusers, and all the other bullshit that sells for 40-60. I tried those... they were garbage compared to warm vapor boilers. oh wait except the power consumption but I personally don’t care about that.

  97. RamadaArtist

    RamadaArtist

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    I know this video included content about humidifiers, but more importantly: light-dimming decals are thing that exists?!?! This is exciting news, because I have about a billion things that need those.

  98. Tom Hoehler

    Tom Hoehler

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    Another fun, funny and accurate video! Good job Alec!

  99. Goldfish gamer

    Goldfish gamer

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    I made a swamp cooler/humidifier last summer out of some left over swamp cooler pad a fountain pump then put it all in a plastic trash can. I just cut a hole in the trash can for the left over pad and had a tube from the pump to spray water at the pad. After putting a fan on top it worked good, even better with ice in the bottom. At night the sound of the water dripping down is quite soothing and helps me sleep.

  100. starkravenmadd

    starkravenmadd

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    When you were describing the process of making your own humidifier, the husband said "That sounds like a job for the 3D printer" about the same time you mentioned one. Great minds think alike.

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