raYzerman wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:29 pm
There is porch paint or floor paint, you can always sprinkle sand on it before it dries or use a commercial outdoor stair paint. Did I ever mention horse mats?
For a humidity problem, a simple ceiling fan always on will circulate the air, should help immensely... of course the wall materials have to absorb the humidity.... use plywood.
Ray - not sure where you are going with your "humidity" recommendation, but I can state with unequivocal fervor one undeniable fact:
There is humidity, and then there is HUMIDITY.
This analysis does not apply to anyone north of Interstate 80. You are welcome to your opinion, but not your facts. And respectfully, the fact is you don't know anything about humidity because you don't have humidity. And be damm glad you don't. You may have your own weather problems (everyone does, really), but humidity is not one of them.
You people north of Interstate 20 but south of Interstate 80 get humidity. In the morning, while it is still cool, the dewpoint finds the temperature. There is some ground fog for a while, but after the sun peeks about 25 degrees from the horizon, things dry up nicely. In the afternoon, when the sun sets below 25 degrees on the opposite horizon, things get pleasant. Tolerable. Enjoyable, even. Oh I know, about 2 days out of 30 days, the humidity holds above 50 percent for the majority of the day, and you moan in shear misery. You scream to the clouds and heavens verses of the unfairness. The indignity of it all. Then tomorrow, the north wind returns and all is right with the world.
We here south of Interstate 20 have HUMIDITY. Unlike our northern neighbors, who have "humidity" cycles that run daily, our HUMIDITY starts about April 15th, and last until about October 1. To save you from dropping your coffee mug to count on fingers, that's FIVE AND ONE HALF MONTHS STRAIGHT! Our HUMIDITY is like an atmospheric blanket. The air is heavy and our people have evolved pseudo gills for which to breathe during the summer months. Think about that feeling you have for 15 seconds after you have showered and toweled off standing on your bath matte. Your pores are still open and even though you are "dry", the bathroom is kind of steamy and you still feel a little moist. Well, we feel that way 24 hours a day for HALF THE FRIGGIN YEAR!!! Now, I hear it does wonders for the ladies skin complexion, and to be fair, our gals to look quite nice.
Now for centuries, mankind has tried many ways to curtail this issue. Insulation, air circulation, etc - these things work for people that have humidity. But for those of us that have HUMIDITY - there is only one cure:
Evaporating freon - and a shit ton lot of it.
Of course, we supplement that with the other things, but without it, those are useless.
For those that know me, you are not surprised. But for the rest, know that this is the time of year when Pants goes on his annual soapbox. I've been subjected to this fucking airborne blanket for about 3 1/2 months. The end is closer than the beginning, but still, I'm frustrated. The heat relents on and like COVID-19, it doesn't give a shit what I think or feel. In about 2 months, the north wind will return (I hope and pray), and once again, all will be well in the world. I'll get there. In the grand scheme of things, especially THIS year, its a very minor problem. But like you, I am human and there is only so much of anything one man can take.
Stay thirsty, my friends.....