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Steamin' Seaman

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#1
I was thinking of picking up some used dehumidifiers. Technology has changed and some of these units are no longer considered the "best"or maybe even more of the obsolete.
What are the better of the dehues out there to purchase?

I'm looking into going inyo water damage and want to invest into some dehumidifiers for the work involved.
What should someone be looking into for equipment purchases for this type of restoration?
 

johnp94

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A couple of guys here suggest getting LGR's. Someone suggested using a EVO. I will have to google to find out what it is. Louie told me it is OK to have one or two Dri- eaz 1200 to use as a heat source or for smaller areas where a bigger LGR won't fit. I'm going to get into water damage also. Two LGR's probably Pheonix and 12 airmovers.
 
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A couple of guys here suggest getting LGR's. Someone suggested using a EVO. I will have to google to find out what it is. Louie told me it is OK to have one or two Dri- eaz 1200 to use as a heat source or for smaller areas where a bigger LGR won't fit. I'm going to get into water damage also. Two LGR's probably Pheonix and 12 airmovers.
Evo is my favorite. Its a evolution by drieaz.
 

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I just bought 3 drieaz 1200 and a 2000 all four were used. Had them shipped to Brian at New England Truckmount. They went through them cleaned them and changed filters etc.. I can put you in touch with the guy that i bought my stuff from as he buys and sells used restoration equipment. All in all im happy with the price. Im just starting to get serious about water work myself. We still need some more equipment but its a start. Pm if you wish.
 

ronman

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I did my first water damage job recently, and when I got paid, I picked up my first dehu, a used Triton, and I bought a new moisture probe.
It's a start, I'm partnering with a local guy who has been doing it for years, so we have access to his equipment and I'm just getting geared up myself.
I'm working toward targeting water damage work, and figure every time I do a job I'll add more equipment.
 

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There is nothing wrong with 1200's but they do have their limitations. I would shoot for a mix of 1200, Evo and 2800's along with a bunch of air movers carpet and Axial. A HEPA 500 for when Negative air is needed. Unless you have deep pockets or are willing to go into debt it will take a couple years until you can amass a nice collection of equipment, or that 1 big payday job comes in!
 
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Ugh! I HATE Drieaz equipment, I'll NEVER buy anything new made by Drieaz. R200 is the best IMO, small footprint, removes 125 pints per day at AHAM.
Those are nice but about $500 more, 8.3 amps instead of 5A with a dri eaz.
I don't know if I just get unlucky or what but Phoenix dehues tend to not work. I check the grain depreciation and get higher GPP going out than in.( doesn't make since to me)
I have a Phoenix 175 and EVO. The R200 is a step up from both of those.
 

Johnny Bravo

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Those are nice but about $500 more, 8.3 amps instead of 5A with a dri eaz.
I don't know if I just get unlucky or what but Phoenix dehues tend to not work. I check the grain depreciation and get higher GPP going out than in.( doesn't make since to me)
I have a Phoenix 175 and EVO. The R200 is a step up from both of those.


Can you translate the above into plain ole English please?
 

jeffk734

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Those are nice but about $500 more, 8.3 amps instead of 5A with a dri eaz.
I don't know if I just get unlucky or what but Phoenix dehues tend to not work. I check the grain depreciation and get higher GPP going out than in.( doesn't make since to me)
I have a Phoenix 175 and EVO. The R200 is a step up from both of those.
At some point u have to recharge the freon in the dehu :p to be fair I have 3 evos and 5 R 200s all of them I've had to make repairs, condensate pumps, etc. both dehus have their place but gun to my head I could only use 1 dehu from now on it would be R 200s hands down!
 

jeffk734

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Can you translate the above into plain ole English please?
It can't really get more simple than that :( unless... Tom is saying some Phoenix dehus put more water into the air than what is already present
 
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Can you translate the above into plain ole English please?
I can try. Not sure I understand me either
Those are nice but about $500 more the R200 cost more,
8.3 amps instead of 5A with a dri eaz R200 takes up more power @ 8 amps your using 1/2 of most breakers amperage on dehu alone.
I don't know if I just get unlucky or what but Phoenix dehues tend to not work. I check the grain depreciation and get higher GPP grains per pound( how much moisture is in the air)going out than in.( doesn't make since to me) probably out of the freon or whatever it cools with
I have a Phoenix 175 and EVO. Phoenix175 and Evo are more comparable than his R200 The R200 is a step up from both of those.
 

jeffk734

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I'm thinking about getting some used equipment as well. but I have no idea what to get either. :confused:
It's easier to tell u what NOT to buy
DO NOT BUY
Anything that says Drieaz on it.
Everything else is what u want :)
 

jeffk734

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I can try. Not sure I understand me either
Phoenix also offers R125 R150 now, those are more comparable to Evos also. I have 2800i dehus from Drieaz and they suuuuuck big time. ( I mean they are junk not that they remove lots of water)
 

jeffk734

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I think I redid it simpler lol
I like the R200 not saying anything bad on it. Evo also easier to break the front vents. most of mine are broken
MINE THE VENTS ARE BROKEN TOO forgot all about that, but then again some of the R 200 vents are broken too
 

jeffk734

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I think this is funny but the servpro near me uses drieaz 1200s and says insurance won't cover bigger ones
And they own phoenix 200 maxs just won't use them
That's because of the Servpro " drying workbook " personally even if the numbers call for a large dehu I 99% of the time use an XL LGR but they'll only pay for a large dehu. The drying workbook through Servpro makes absolutely 0 sense sometimes, I've done completely unfinished basements that were a class 1 loss and the stupid program said I needed 2 XL dehus and 22 fans! And if u put in less equipment then corporate wants to know why. It can be frustrating but those national accounts programs are the shit!
 

jeffk734

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That's because of the Servpro " drying workbook " personally even if the numbers call for a large dehu I 99% of the time use an XL LGR but they'll only pay for a large dehu. The drying workbook through Servpro makes absolutely 0 sense sometimes, I've done completely unfinished basements that were a class 1 loss and the stupid program said I needed 2 XL dehus and 22 fans! And if u put in less equipment then corporate wants to know why. It can be frustrating but those national accounts programs are the shit!
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