cooling your humidor


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Hi All,

I've got a problem, the temperature in my humidor sometimes gets to high,

what can I do about that?

I've used the search link but I didn't found a suitable answer.

now I know that you can buy cooling humidors... but:

has anyone made a cooling system in their humidor?

if so, how did you do that?

thanks in advance!

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» Hi All,

»

» I've got a problem, the temperature in my humidor sometimes gets to high,

»

» what can I do about that?

» I've used the search link but I didn't found a suitable answer.

»

» now I know that you can buy cooling humidors... but:

» has anyone made a cooling system in their humidor?

» if so, how did you do that?

»

» thanks in advance!

Turn your a/c up. . .:confused:

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No real way (as far as I have seen) to build yourself an effective cooling unit for a small to medium humidor. You need some scale to introduce a thermoelectric unit. I could be wrong and if anyone out there has some info...please share :-)

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» No real way (as far as I have seen) to build yourself an effective cooling

» unit for a small to medium humidor. You need some scale to introduce a

» thermoelectric unit. I could be wrong and if anyone out there has some

» info...please share :-)

It's doable, but non-trivial and if you're a small collector, it's cheaper to buy a thermo electric wine fridge.

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» I sent you an e-mail. How big is your humi (desktop, end-table, cabinet?)

» and how many days does the temp get to the point you need to cool?

I allready posted some photo's of my humidor at this forum, here's the link...

http://www.friendsofhabanos.com/board_entr...id=89196#p89196

now in there it's perfectly possible to build a cooling unit, but how?:-D

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» now in there it's perfectly possible to build a cooling unit, but how?:-D

I'd keep away from it Cliff, you wont get the kind of results you'd want. Glass makes a lousy insulator and you'll need to get a paper route to pay your electricity bill.

If you're determined to proceed, have a google on "Peltier Effect Cooling".

I've built a couple of hundred humidors in the last few years, about 30 of them with full climate control. There's a lot of math involved in getting it right and even that can let you down.

The primary reason for keeping temp below 65F is to stop infestation. In my opinion, the best way to stop infestation is to freeze all of your cigars at -20C for a few hours and then let them rest in your humidor for a few weeks. Where I live is pretty hot and I've never had a problem by doing this.

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» :surprised: you what?

» you build a couple of hundred humidors??

» and 30 with climate controll??

» have you got photo's, maybe a website?

»

» so, how did you do it? did you use peltier elements?

»

» now, I know with the windows it's not ideal, but still I want to try and

» work something out.

Like I said mate, google Peltier Effect. 1 tutorial a year is enough and this stuff is really is non-trivial.

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