View Full Version : Placement of the Sani Dry

10-14-2006, 09:33 PM
I am about to have the Clean Space Encapsulation (http://www.basementsystems.com/crawlspace/crawlspace_products/crawlspace_vapor_barrier.php) system with piped drainage and Smart Sump installed in a 400 sq ft "dirt" crawl space (http://www.basementsystems.com/crawlspace/). I also have an adjoining 600 sq ft basement that we are replacing the existing french drain with the Water Guard System (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/waterproofing_products/basement_waterproofing_system/) as well as covering the walls with the Clean Space Wall System (http://www.basementsystems.com/crawlspace/crawlspace_products/crawlspace_vapor_barrier.php). There is a 2.5 ft by 2.5 ft opening between the crawl and basement area that will be left open. We presently have a musty odor. My question is where should the Sani dry dehumidifier be placed? In the crawl or in the basement area? The sales rep told me the unit is strong enough to cover both areas and he recommends putting it in the basement near the sump. I want to make sure we don't have any mold or odors because my son has asthma. If you could answer in the next couple of days, it would be appreciated because we are getting close to the installation date.
Thank you.

10-16-2006, 08:16 AM

The SaniDry (http://www.basementsystems.com/dehumidifier/) has the capacity to cover 3000 sq. ft. at an 8 foot ceiling -- it's a powerful machine with a 255 cfm fan that will really move the air around. The 2.5 foot square opening between your crawlspace (http://www.basementsystems.com/crawlspace/) and basement is a huge space as far as air goes. I'm sure that with knowing your concern that the specialist who designed your system put the SaniDry in the proper place.