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Old 05-09-2015, 06:33 PM
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Default Santa Fe or Dri Eaze Dehumidifier

Any experience/suggestions/customer service.

Looking for a quality unit for 2000 sq/ft Basement.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:52 PM
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I have a Santa Fe in my 2000 sf crawlspace. It works as advertised.

Bought it on the advice of my CL100 guy.

I'm not a made in America junky, but I believe its made in the states, which I like.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:55 PM
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Just tired of all these junky $300 dehumidifiers. Figure I can unload it on CL afterwards for half the price and get some good service out of it in the mean time.
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Santa Fe

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Just tired of all these junky $300 dehumidifiers. Figure I can unload it on CL afterwards for half the price and get some good service out of it in the mean time.
It's a lot more than $300, but its a lot more humid at my house than yours, and I run it twelve months a year hard.

Crawlspace is bone dry. I encapsulated it too. We are at a low sea level, very close to water.
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Finally gave up on the junk units after going thru my 3rd one in 4 years. I bought the Dri-Eaz PHD200 and has been going strong 1.5 years. Chose this model because it has humidistat and built in pump.
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I think the Dri Eaz is the one I have, or Santa Fe, but have not been under the house to clean filters this year.

Will do that today but the one we have has worked great, have it plumbed to drain outside and it amazes me how much water it pumps out

DON'T waste your time on one of the HD/Lowes models
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How has your Santa Fe been running. Is it quiet?, seem well built?

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My DriEaz kept freezing up so bought a Santa Fe. Works like a champ but quiet is not the first word that comes to mind.

I have mine set up to drain into a washtub but I would not be afraid to use a condensate pump. I have those on two different icemakers and they are great.
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Originally Posted by JasperDog View Post
My DriEaz kept freezing up so bought a Santa Fe. Works like a champ but quiet is not the first word that comes to mind.

I have mine set up to drain into a washtub but I would not be afraid to use a condensate pump. I have those on two different icemakers and they are great.
I have mine on my condensate pump. I also Have my hvac on one. Both work fine. I did the install myself on mine, it wasn't that bad.
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If your unit is freezing up its may be malfunctioning or it may not be a lgr style dehu.(Low Grain Refrigerant) most non lgr units cannot operate below about 30 grains per pound of air.
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
How has your Santa Fe been running. Is it quiet?, seem well built?

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Quieter than the $300 "throw away units" and built like a tank

Very happy after 1 month
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Santa Fe gets my vote...
Check it out: http://santafe.org/
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Finally gave up on the junk units after going thru my 3rd one in 4 years. I bought the Dri-Eaz PHD200 and has been going strong 1.5 years. Chose this model because it has humidistat and built in pump.
Just correcting my recommendation above. 18 months and the fins are a solid block of ice. One year warranty, of course. Have to drive an hour to closest service center, $89/hour diagnostic charge, etc.

$1200 piece of junk.
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