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[Walmart] Honeywell Whole House HE280 Humidifier $80

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Jan 11, 2008
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I have this unit since last year. The solenoid valve on mine died just before the warranty expired, so luckily I got a free replacement. If/when it goes again, I won’t be fixing it as I’d rather get something more reliable.
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May 31, 2005
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Yes it does, it alerts you about price drops as well as items coming back into stock (naturally). Speaking of which it looks like the humidifier became available again at about 11am EST today. No guarantee on how long it will last though.
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projectmoonlightcafe wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 1:41 pm
I need one for my 20,000 sq ft home.
You need 10 then, be a true RFDer and ask Walmart for further bulk discount or organize a group buy :)

I went with Aprilaire and the tricky part is finding the right balance between comfort or Amazonian rain forest.
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May 31, 2005
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As of this morning its back again! Especially helpful with all this super dry weather we've been having.
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May 21, 2004
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Thanks, bought one. Anyone know a decent place to get it installed in Markham? How much would something like this cost to install? What else would I need to buy to get this installed if I were to do it myself? Newb and have never done it before.
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Dec 31, 2007
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Toronto
I have been looking for a portable humidifier for my condo apartment.. desperately need one for my baby. Any recommendations?? I am on a budget
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Feb 13, 2016
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Getting this installed for 175, is that too much ?
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Jul 13, 2004
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onthemove wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 2:49 pm
Getting this installed for 175, is that too much ?
Yes. It's not that much work to install it yourself. Comes with instructions. One thing with this unit is that the solenoid really sucks and it comes with a saddle valve. Saddle valves are the worst.
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Feb 13, 2016
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Fishing wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 3:25 pm
Yes. It's not that much work to install it yourself. Comes with instructions. One thing with this unit is that the solenoid really sucks and it comes with a saddle valve. Saddle valves are the worst.
Couldn't find any cheaper to have it installed, didn't look to hard to install but I'm pretty new to DYI projects and wasn't comfortable with cutting into the furnace. What issues can I expect with the saddle valve and solenoid.
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Jan 22, 2008
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Someone correct me if this is a bad idea, but I shower with the door open during the winter months. I see two good reasons: 1) adds humidity to the house. 2) avoids removing heated air out the bathroom fan duct.

Might not be a great idea if everyone in a 4-5 person household does it on a daily basis, but for one or two showers per day, it seems to have its advantages.
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Jul 13, 2004
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onthemove wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 3:54 pm
Couldn't find any cheaper to have it installed, didn't look to hard to install but I'm pretty new to DYI projects and wasn't comfortable with cutting into the furnace. What issues can I expect with the saddle valve and solenoid.
You'll save yourself the time which is nice. The thing is that if you've never done it before, it'll take forever. Cutting into the vent and getting the right size isn't exactly easy. Then there's putting on the humidistat, some wiring, etc.

The solenoid on these things fail all the time. I have this humidifier and it's like the 2nd one I've had where the solenoid failed - either doesn't open or even worse, doesn't close. If it doesn't close water keeps going. Combo that with the saddle valve which is the cheapest way to tap into an existing water line and you could have water just running through the humidifier all the time even if it's set to 0 humidity. Google "saddle valve" and you'll see lots of posts on why they're bad - they puncture a hole into your copper waterline and bring water to the humidifier. Once that hole is there, you're reliant on the saddle valve to close the hole. They generally work well for a while, then they start leaking - I believe there's a pin that pushes into the hole to fill it up. Problem is there is rubber that wears out and even if the pin is pushed in all the way, the water keeps on coming when the rubber wears away.
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All gone i need one for our home. So dang dry.
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