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Unexplained humidor heat

ThroapyThroapy Posts: 3
edited April 2019 in General Discussion
hey there, I’ve got a situation with my humidor. Recently, about a month ago, it is heating up. Up to 79 degrees (house is at 73 on central air) which caused mold to form. I’ve cleaned that, bought a new cigar oasis humidifier, and it is still heating to 78ish degrees. I’ve also moved the humidor to another location in the house.anyone know what’s causing the temp increase? Oh, cigars are currently removed as well.
-edit- the humidor is just over 3 cubic feet interior.

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  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 4,789 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What’s the temp in your house?

    is the cat sleeping on top of it while you are at work
  • TrishTrish Surface of the sun AZPosts: 1,853 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Could it be the Oasis humidifier? 
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,565 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trish said:
    Could it be the Oasis humidifier? 
    That's gotta be it.  Cigars don't get hotter, not until we light 'em up.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • ThroapyThroapy Posts: 3
    Currently the cigars aren’t in it, I took them out. Still getting up to 78 ish. Can’t be the oasis, I just bought it thinking it was my old humidifier causing it. Still happening.
  • TrishTrish Surface of the sun AZPosts: 1,853 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Throapy said:
    Currently the cigars aren’t in it, I took them out. Still getting up to 78 ish. Can’t be the oasis, I just bought it thinking it was my old humidifier causing it. Still happening.
    Is the Oasis running on batteries or the electric power ribbon,  and have you removed it for a few days to monitor the heat? 
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,238 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You have a demon. Not sure if an exorcism will chase it away, but sure as anything, you have a demon heating it up.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 8,571 ✭✭✭✭✭
    anything that burns electricity generates heat. Take the oasis out, throw in a boveda, wait a couple of days, see if the demon has departed.
  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 8,203 ✭✭✭✭✭
    are you sure your not reading the humidity and not the temp. 78-79% humidity will certainly bring mold. 
    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,673 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2019
    Usaf06 said:
    are you sure your not reading the humidity and not the temp. 78-79% humidity will certainly bring mold. 
    @Usaf06 is a true detective. When no one else asks what really needs to be asked, and everybody's finished cracking jokes, he will ask the best question. 
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,238 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bob_Luken said:
    Usaf06 said:
    are you sure your not reading the humidity and not the temp. 78-79% humidity will certainly bring mold. 
    This here is a true detective. When no one else asks what really needs to be asked, and everybody's finished cracking jokes, he will ask the best question. 
    Well crap. Now I feel bad.

    No, not really. 
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,565 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,673 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    Glad somebody else said it. Now I don't feel like I'm the only one who has this same thought run through their head EVERY TIME these question posts come up. It's a riddle of a question to begin with. Right? No mention of humidity, which is the real threat of mold. Higher temps would help mold grow, but not if it's dry. Right? I think Peter is right up there with Nick with his skills of detection. 
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,565 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Colombo II
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  • ThroapyThroapy Posts: 3
    Bob_Luken said:
    peter4jc said:
    Glad somebody else said it. Now I don't feel like I'm the only one who has this same thought run through their head EVERY TIME these question posts come up. It's a riddle of a question to begin with. Right? No mention of humidity, which is the real threat of mold. Higher temps would help mold grow, but not if it's dry. Right? I think Peter is right up there with Nick with his skills of detection. 
    Humidity is below 70. Always. It’s a temp thing and it never happened before. Not sure what the danielreyes means. And yeah, higher temp with Normal humidity will cause mold.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,238 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Throapy said:
    Humidity is below 70. Always. It’s a temp thing and it never happened before. Not sure what the danielreyes means. And yeah, higher temp with Normal humidity will cause mold.
    So if you know all these things already, why are you asking?
    In order for something, anything to create heat, it needs energy.
    If the humidor is empty, then there is no energy.
    If you have removed everything, including the humidifier, then what's left?
    If it is, as you state, empty, then sunlight hitting it would be the only source that could cause it to increase temperatures.

    Logically, none of what you are saying makes any sense.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    A picture might help, how large is the humidor? 
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,673 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2019
    Throapy said:
    Bob_Luken said:
    peter4jc said:
    Glad somebody else said it. Now I don't feel like I'm the only one who has this same thought run through their head EVERY TIME these question posts come up. It's a riddle of a question to begin with. Right? No mention of humidity, which is the real threat of mold. Higher temps would help mold grow, but not if it's dry. Right? I think Peter is right up there with Nick with his skills of detection. 
    Humidity is below 70. Always. It’s a temp thing and it never happened before. Not sure what the danielreyes means. And yeah, higher temp with Normal humidity will cause mold.

     "and it never happened before"........................

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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,172 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2019
    I had a similar experience with my humidor once.  It turned out that, as @deadman questioned above, one of our big fat tom cats was sleeping on the humidor whenever I wasn't in the house, his body heat being absorbed by the wood.   He'd jump down whenever he heard me coming, because he'd learned that he couldn't fly. 

    Other than that, sunlight, being in the path of a heater vent flow, these make the most sense if you've ruled out your electric devices.  

    Or it's a demon.   >:)
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  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 4,789 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I had a similar experience with my humidor once.  It turned out that, as @deadman questioned above, one of our big fat tom cats was sleeping on the humidor whenever I wasn't in the house, his body heat being absorbed by the wood.   He'd jump down whenever he heard me coming, because he'd learned that he couldn't fly. 

    Other than that, sunlight, being in the path of a heater vent flow, these make the most sense if you've ruled out your electric devices.  

    Or it's a demon.   >:)
    🤣 I couldn’t remember where I heard the cat sleeping on the humi story from. 
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,172 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dang it!  I never thought of that.  And here I was blaming my nephew.  
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