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« on: July 06, 2011, 20:04:00 PM »
apparently we are having a drimaster fitted once the house is done. Are they any good! And how do they deal with moisture from the shower? They are removing our current extractor fan.
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Re: drimaster
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 20:48:12 PM »
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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

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Re: drimaster
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 21:08:40 PM »
I'd never heard of it, so I googled it - fill your boots!!

http://www.nuaire.co.uk/Product/Residential_Products/Positive_Input_Ventilation/Drimaster_2000

 Wow that looks good. I want one! This house get's VERY damp

 Hmmm just found this about them too

 http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2047721
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Re: drimaster
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 21:35:02 PM »
cheers both. They look good. Dunno if the extractor should be removed tho?
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Re: drimaster
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 21:38:24 PM »
cheers both. They look good. Dunno if the extractor should be removed tho?

 I haven't got one in my bathroom so it get's very steamed up in there :(
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Re: drimaster
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 15:12:34 PM »
Our council refused to fit them, so they must know something, but the blurb sounds interesting. They were going to fit grilles in the ceilings that opened when the house got hot in the summer, but they also opened in the winter and sent all the valuable heat out to the roof! DOH!
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Re: drimaster
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 17:23:50 PM »
wonder why your council refused them?
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Re: drimaster
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 18:15:12 PM »
The answer will be filed away somewhere I suppose. Maybe the decision-making bod didn't get a big enough back-hander?

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Re: drimaster
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011, 18:30:09 PM »
The vast majority of 'damp' problems are due to poor ventillation leading to condensation on the relatively cold walls/windows. It seems to me that this unit simply provides a degree of forced ventillation.  The roof space is normally open to atmosphere.  drimaster should then reduce the moans from peeps who mistakenly hermatically seal the house to reduce costs.  The heat transfer claims are another matter. Under certain circumstances they may work to advantage
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Re: drimaster
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011, 18:34:09 PM »
I wonder how much positive pressure these things produce? Would your ears pop every time you leave the house or open a window?

Our double glazing has trickle vents that you can't fully shut, and they remove all sound insulation effects too. But at least we don't have any condensation on the windows in winter any more... but I worry how much energy these vents release to outside.

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Re: drimaster
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2011, 18:40:47 PM »
I wonder how much positive pressure these things produce? Would your ears pop every time you leave the house or open a window?

Our double glazing has trickle vents that you can't fully shut, and they remove all sound insulation effects too. But at least we don't have any condensation on the windows in winter any more... but I worry how much energy these vents release to outside.


My bet is 'just enough to provide a flow adequate to cut the damp prob' Far less than poppping ears. 

trirc trickle vents were (are?) compulsory to combat the sealed house damp prob.  Having said that I have none but I do have a chimney that does the job
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Re: drimaster
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2011, 20:58:52 PM »

 I get very damp walls on one side of the house, so much so that the walls bubble in the winter. It's certainly not for lack of ventilation tho, I'm an open window freak ;D Paul & Beth were at one time looking to have the one wall painted & damp treated on the outside
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Re: drimaster
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2012, 15:12:29 PM »
My conclusion!!


They are absolutely rubbish!!!!

 >:( and they took away my extractor fan!!!

Guess what I'll be removing?
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Re: drimaster
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2012, 16:53:00 PM »
Next door has had one fitted after they spotted a lot of mould in their house. It's mouldy 'cos they put furniture against exterior walls, and don't close the bathroom or kitchen doors!

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Re: drimaster
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2012, 17:04:26 PM »
they won't do anything for mould!
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