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Old 08-13-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Standard room humidifier for 2000 + Cabinet

I was wondering if anybody ever used a good standard room humidifier for a large cabinet.

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Old 08-13-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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I would never use one of those for a humidifier, to me that just screams mold all over your cigars.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:50 PM   #3
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No. No. No. Seen it done. Does not work well at all....

Bob Staebells Set and Forget combined with HCM beads spread throughout. You could get away with just the S&F but not just beads. In a humidor this size i highly reccomend combining active/passive humidification.
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There are also the Hydra for up to 16 cubic feet, although never used one personally just trying to give other options, these can be found for a decent price on the web or even the devil site.

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There are also the Hydra for up to 16 cubic feet, although never used one personally just trying to give other options, these can be found for a decent price on the web or even the devil site.


No offense Adam, but if you have never used one then you should not recommend it.

Hydra's and Cigar Oasis humidifiers are cheap active humidification. They work, but you get what you pay for and these are the bottom end of active humidification. They use floral foam in their tanks which are prone to mold. The control unit is not very accurate or stable.

You would be better of with Bob Staebell's Set-and-Forget or an Avallo Accumonitor.

And / Or some HCM beads

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Ah but if I didn't post it I wouldn't have learned that, live and learn, that's the point. So are the Moist n Aire the same with the foam, I thought these used the water cartridge and wick. thanks for the info.
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Bad idea.
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Thank you all for your comments!! Noted!!! I will do more research and will let you know which route I am going.

Thanks again!!!
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Now I was wondering why is that a good standard humidifier would be a bad idea? Even if I use distilled water? They do have decent filters in them as well. Plus extra fans and beads?
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How do you control it.
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Default Re: Standard room humidifier for 2000 + Cabinet

I had one of these in my cabinet humidor for some years and never had a problem.

http://www.habitatmonitor.com/produc...-7-humidifier/
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Ah but if I didn't post it I wouldn't have learned that, live and learn, that's the point. So are the Moist n Aire the same with the foam, I thought these used the water cartridge and wick. thanks for the info.
Moist-n-Aire units are archaic but reliable. They are are open tanks, no foam or wicks. They are literally just a stainless steel bucket with a fan that pulls air across the surface of the water. Control is via an off the shelf HVAC humidistat. You dial them in by ignoring the markings on the dial and using a hygrometer elsewhere in the cabinet and going up or down on the dial to get to the point you want. Once you get them dialed in they tend to be pretty stable and maintenance free. Also, a 2000 count humidor might be a bit small for one of them too.
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I had one of these in my cabinet humidor for some years and never had a problem.

http://www.habitatmonitor.com/produc...-7-humidifier/
My old Avallo had a similar, predecessor, system. Long before the accumonitor system was designed. Basically a room humidifier with an external/remote controller. They would hide it in this big deep well at the back of the humidor, it worked, but was a total PITA to fill and service.
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Bob Staebells' Set and Forget is the way to go
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Default Re: Standard room humidifier for 2000 + Cabinet

Thanks everybody for your comments one more time. I will take a look at Bob's humidifiers ASAP.

Newer standard humidifiers have Humistat sensors and digital controls in them. Not sure how accurate they are though...
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Bob Stabile fan here.
Have had it for quite a while, never a flaw, reliable and ver accurate.
Worth the price of poker.
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Do you have a link to his site. I just want to make sure I am looking at the right one.

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Do you have a link to his site. I just want to make sure I am looking at the right one.

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http://www.aristocrathumidors.com/
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Thank you Blueface!!!
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