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xx   HOUSE

How to choose a central humidifier to meet your house's needs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1980 (v.58#3) pg. M5

Remodeling for a healthy home. Strategies for eliminating excess moisture and increasing ventilation.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1996 (v.74#5) pg. 43

Ten steps to a drier, healthier house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1998 (v.76#6) pg. 104

How to avoid condensation damage from incorrectly installed insulation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1985 (v.8#5) pg. 33

Fighting condensation. Gaining the upper hand in the battle against moisture in the home. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 34

Preserving the outside finish on architecturally significant old wooden houses. Suggests practices to prevent excessive levels of moisture from getting into the wood.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Oct 1985 (v.16#5) pg. 37

How to control humidity. Includes tips on improving insulation and waterproofing.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #96 Feb 1967 (v.17#1) pg. 41

How to clean and maintain a humidifier.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #112 Oct 1969 (v.19#5) pg. 44

How to control excess moisture in your home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #133 Feb 1972 (v.22#2) pg. 44

How to solve condensation problems in an attic, kitchen, bath, basement and other rooms.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #151 Feb 1974 (v.24#2) pg. 46

A look at central appliance humidifiers and how to determine which type and size to get for your house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #160 Jan 1975 (v.25#1) pg. 38

How to install a humidifier on your furnace.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #171 Mar 1976 (v.26#3) pg. 38

A look at the need for an adequate level of indoor humidity, what to look for when buying a humidifier that attaches to a forced air heating system, and general installation information.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #184 Oct 1977 (v.27#7) pg. 22

How to humidify for a healthy home. How humidifiers work and tips on installing a duct-mounted unit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #224 Dec 1981 (v.31#10) pg. 60

Tips to fight high humidity levels in your home.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 62

How to install vents in siding and soffits to help prevent peeling paint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 67

Tips on reducing dampness in a crawl space.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #255 Jan 1985 (v.35#1) pg. 26

Results of a new study on the need for vapor barriers in the walls of a house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #267 Mar 1986 (v.36#3) pg. 20

Chart for selecting the size dehumidifier you need for a particular floor space (area).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #277 Mar 1987 (v.37#3) pg. 104

Tip: Overcome dehumidifier icing by using a timer to shut off the dehumidifier at 4-hour intervals.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #287 Mar 1988 (v.38#3) pg. 14

Tips on finishing basement walls by installing, studs, insulation, vapor barrier and drywall. This discussion focuses on moisture control and vapor-barrier placement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #295 Feb 1989 (v.39#2) pg. 12

Tips for reducing moisture (humidity) infiltration in the form of water vapor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #299 Jun 1989 (v.39#6) pg. 103

How a house works. Heating systems, humidity and air movement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #305 Feb 1990 (v.40#2) pg. 12

Coping with condensation. Looks at causes and cures for excess humidity and condensation.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #306 Mar 1990 (v.40#3) pg. 16

Dry house problems. How a house becomes too dry, how it affects you and what to do about it.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #331 Sep 1992 (v.42#8) pg. 28

Curing condensation problems inside your house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #344 Jan 1994 (v.44#1) pg. 57

Cause and prevention of wood rot in houses.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #361 Sep 1995 (v.45#8) pg. 22

Interior condensation. Common sources of excess humidity in a home and what to do about them.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #366 Mar 1996 (v.46#3) pg. 7

Clearing up persistent condensation problems inside a house.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #393 Nov 1998 (v.48#10) pg. 94

Tip: Cut plastic vapor barrier materials so that they wrap inside the electrical outlet boxes.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #12 Dec 1982-Jan 1983 pg. 12

Tips on using vapor barriers and insulation to prevent air conditioning ducts from condensing out water vapor when they run through a crawl space.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 14

The vapor barrier. A builder and researcher offers some advise on a controversial and misunderstood subject.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 66
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #22 Aug-Sep 1984 pg. 4

Tip: How to avoid excessive humidity from an indoor swimming pool.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 8

Tips on controlling summer humidity in an uninsulated basement.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #26 Apr-May 1985 pg. 12

Energy detailing. Reliable strategies for insulation and vapor barriers in new construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #29 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 68
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 4

The airtight drywall approach. A cost-effective system for improving energy efficiency by minimizing transmission of air and moisture through the building envelope.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #37 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 62
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #42 Oct-Nov 1987 pg. 8

Retrofitting vapor barriers to an old post-and-beam structure while protecting the frame from moisture. Some tips.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #39 Apr-May 1987 pg. 8

Tips on reducing humidity and heat loss in an existing bi-level or "raised ranch" style house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 10
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 4

Letter explains the use of both kraft-faced insulation and a separate poly vapor barrier in the same wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 6

Tip on vapor barrier placement where second-floor joists intersect roof rafters.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 16

Tips on eliminating a condensation problem in a crawl space underneath an air conditioned room.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 14

Tips on controlling moisture in a crawl space.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #56 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 14

Air and vapor barriers. Understanding and preventing moisture movement are the first steps in protecting a house from water damage. Techniques for achieving an airtight house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 48
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #89 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 8
Correction FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 8

Fixes for damp, moldy houses. Drying the foundation and sealing air leaks makes houses durable and healthy.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #125 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 74

Tips on choosing and using a humidifier.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jan 1979 (v.188#1) pg. EC8 (194+)

Do you need a dehumidifier? What to look for when you buy one and how to operate and maintain it.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1978 (v.2#9) pg. 43

How to choose a humidifier with the right capacity for your home.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 71

How to control condensation in a house.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 31

Tips on lowering humidity in sunrooms containing hot tubs, spas and pools.
HARROWSMITH #78 Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 137

Tips on maintaining the correct humidity indoors during the winter.
HARROWSMITH #113 Feb 1994 (v.18#5) pg. 95

Most common house problems and possible cures. A look at problems relating to moisture and mildew.
HOME MECHANIX #696 Apr 1986 (v.82) pg. 10

Tips on cleaning mineral buildup in the evaporative drum pad of a humidifier.
HOME MECHANIX #705 Jan 1987 (v.83) pg. 8

Tip explains what a vapor barrier does and how it is installed.
HOME MECHANIX #804 Apr 1996 (v.92) pg. 8

How to select and maintain a humidifier for your home.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 80

How to control humidity in your home. Emphasis is on selecting and maintaining a dehumidifier.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 80

A look at various sources of condensation and how to solve the problems.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 63

How to install an atomizing humidifier.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #437 Oct 1964 (v.60) pg. 117

Dehumidifier alarm shuts off unit and sounds alarm when water pan becomes full.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #455 Apr 1966 (v.62) pg. 102

Consumers guide to humidifiers. Various types and how they operate are reviewed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #582 Nov 1976 (v.72) pg. 22

How to install a furnace humidifier, the type that is attached to the bottom of the warm air supply duct after it leaves the furnace.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #607 Dec 1978 (v.74) pg. 86

How to choose a home humidifier.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #665 Oct 1983 (v.79) pg. 44

A digital humidity control. Interfacing this digital controller with a humidifier provides accurate readings of relative humidity and maintains indoor air moisture at its optimum point. Est. cost: $54.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1985 (v.1#4) pg. 48
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1985 (v.1#6) pg. 5

Tips on purchasing and using silica gel to keep photographic equipment dry.
MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY Feb 1982 (v.46#2) pg. 6

Solutions to vapor problems. A look at vapor barrier requirements across the US and Canada and efficient ways of controlling moisture.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1980 (v.1#4) pg. 71

Paint-on vapor barriers. How to choose the one that's right for you. Includes a test of six different brands.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1984 (v.5#4) pg. 62

Curing condensation. How to stop moisture damage before it's too late.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1984 (v.5#4) pg. 74

Tips on how to cure a musty, damp smell in a basement.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1986 (v.7#2) pg. 20
Added Info NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1986 (v.7#5) pg. 10

A look at the best humidity ranges for health and suggestions on how calculate the appropriate relative humidity for your home.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1986 (v.7#4) pg. 12

How to retrofit an old house with insulation and then ventilate to avoid condensation problems.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1980 (v.8#9) pg. 108

Detecting moisture. Methods and tools for detecting and measuring relative moisture in old houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1996 (v.24#3) pg. 42

How to prevent house rot.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1984 (v.31#12) pg. 61

Tip on making silica gel packets from do-it-yourself tea bags.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1990 (v.37#6) pg. 67

Differential temperature basement ventilator. Draws the cool, damp air from the floor of a basement and replaces it with warmer air from outside. Operates when a temperature difference is sensed. Helps eliminate mold and mildew during the summer months.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1972 (v.2#1) pg. 31

Solid-state humidity control is coupled to a solenoid-controlled water valve and special humidifier spray nozzle to add water to heated furnace air.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1979 (v.16#5) pg. 81

Controlling humididty in your home.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1963 (v.120#6) pg. 158

Build a motorized humidifier for your furnace with self-filling water pan.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1965 (v.124#5) pg. 176

Addition of an aquarium pump to a plate-type furnace humidifier will increase its efficiency.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1968 (v.130#6) pg. 171

How to remove excess moisture from a house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1970 (v.134#2) pg. 162

Tips on eliminating trapped moisture, the cause of most peeling paint on houses.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1972 (v.138#4) pg. 152

A guide to dehumidifiers. How they work and maintainance tips.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1977 (v.147#6) pg. 114

Install a humidifier and get rid of winter dryness. Both portable and built-in model are reviewed. Includes tips on installing a furnace model.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1978 (v.150#6) pg. 98

Tip: How to test your concrete basement floor for moisture.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1984 (v.161#5) pg. 56

Controlling indoor humidity. Tips on ventilation, insulation, and waterproofing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1987 (v.164#2) pg. 40

Electronic meter measures heat and humidity.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1963 (v.183#2) pg. 96

Make your own water-spray humidifier for a warm air furnace.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1965 (v.186#1) pg. 156

How and why to add a humidifier to a hot air heating system.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1966 (v.188#1) pg. 152

Tips on installing and using humidifiers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1968 (v.193#6) pg. 132

How to make an inexpensive, temporary humidifier from a barbecue rotisserie rotating a wet towel through a pan of water.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1971 (v.198#1) pg. 116

How to install and maintain both furnace and console (stand-alone) type humidifiers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1973 (v.202#1) pg. 91

Keeping cool and dry with a dehumidifier. Selecting and maintaining a unit.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1973 (v.203#2) pg. 91

How to make a see-through humidifier to attach to a warm air duct.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1974 (v.204#2) pg. 116

There is a cure for blistering paint. How to install siding vents, those small round vents that are pressed into holes drilled in the bottom edges of clapboard siding, plus other tips on eliminating the sources of moisture.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1975 (v.206#4) pg. 118

A look at new products that add moisture to winter air and are designed to lessen concerns over contaminating air with waterborne bacteria or minerals.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov 1989 (v.4#8) pg. 76

Finding and using humidity sensors. Some tips.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1989 (v.60#9) pg. 67

Tips on identifying the source of excessive moisture in a house and for controlling it.
SUNSET Jul 1989 (v.183#1) pg. 86

A handful of rust. Causes of moisture in the workshop. How to measure humidity and control it with ventilation and dehumidification.
WOODWORKER Jan 1991 (v.95#1) pg. 102
Added Info WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 351

Tips on controlling humidity in homes.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1965 (v.21#1) pg. 22

Suggestions on how to control humidity in a house.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1973 (v.29#6) pg. 8

How to install a humidifier on your forced air furnace.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1977 (v.33#2) pg. 122

Basic information on vapor barriers and insulation. What a vapor barrier is, how it works and how it is rated.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1978 (v.34#1) pg. 32

A look at humidity and condensation in today's homes. Tips on how to achieve the desired humidity level while controlling undesirable condensation.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1978 (v.34#4) pg. 34

Finding the "comfort zone" in home heating and cooling. Tips on finding the correct combination of clothing, temperature, humidity, etc. to produce the most comfortable indoor environment.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1986 (v.42#4) pg. 25

How to cure condensation problems of various types in a home.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1989 (v.45#2) pg. 10

Tips on reducing condensation in a house with severe paint peeling and mildew problems.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1989 (v.45#6) pg. 13