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Old 06-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Misting systems...

Ones anyone here have ant experience with a misting system? With the summer getting crazy hot I'd like to see what you think about these. There are systems available for awnings and claim to lower temps by 25 degrees. Thanks for any replies.

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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I have a couple friends with these on a boat. They claim they work well.

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Misting systems only work in arid areas for the most part. When I moved from AZ to Va for a few years and tryed to use them they were next to useless in 70% humidity or higher.
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My Sister had them on the patio when she lived in Vegas, they worked great. A lot of the shows on the strip had them on the sidewalk for the folks standing in line.
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Low humidity and they work, high humidity you just get wet!
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I have carried a misting bottle when working outside. Seems to help.
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Same idea as a swamp cooler.
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So far in ideal humidity no one said if they work very desirable or not. How about some strong or not strong recommendations?
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We have misters in our pool area at the stick and bricks. They do make you feel cooler, if the humidity is low enough to allow rapid evaporation. But, remember you are spraying water - anything that soaks water (like paper) gets wet eventually so the misters are kind of a nuisance if you are sitting under them. If the humidity is high, then everything just gets wet. We use ours sometimes in the winter, but they are off most of the time.
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The city of Phoenix (for example) has misters located in shaded areas for heat relief. Any outdoor venue will have them. They work well in low humidity.
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Do they work? In Seattle-no in Flagstaf-yes. Boston-no, Palm Springs-yes. It has to be were it is very dry/low humidity. Above 30% humidity no it will not.
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I was surprised to find that areas of the Yuma shopping center has a misting system. I found that out when I went there to use a BofA Cash machine, very pleasant.

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I had the misters on my back patio years ago. I was constantly cleaning and replacing the misting nozels due to calcium build up. The patio eventually need repainting due to all the moisture. Every thing in the back patio eventually also got covered in a calcium build up that I could not clean off. A filter may solve this problem. In dry heat it helps a "little" but by no means is it AC. I think if you use this on your MH, you will constantly be wiping down the the outside. More trouble than what its worth, in my opinion.
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It depends. It's likely that those minerals were dissolved solids and would pass right through a filter. The only way to get rid of them is via softening the water and then you're still going to have sodium deposits.... Misters and really hard water are going to be problematic.

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