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misting fan in pain cave?
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I was wondering if anyone has used one of these misting fans like the ryobi or arctic cove to keep cool during indoor workouts? I'm curious to know if the spray is fine enough to keep you cool or if you'll be all wet. Similarly, would it be ok to use around training devices and bikes or there's too much water?

thanks in advance for any help you can provide
Barry

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Re: misting fan in pain cave? [Barry S.] [ In reply to ]
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My first reaction is that they would be a mildew risk in a basement. I would consider something like that in a garage or space with good ventilation.
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Re: misting fan in pain cave? [Barry S.] [ In reply to ]
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Sounds like a bad idea, the risk to all the electronics in the room would be a major concern. Additionally I would be concerned about the residual moister left on my bikes seems like a good way to accelerate corrosion on the metal bits.
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Re: misting fan in pain cave? [Barry S.] [ In reply to ]
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Terrible idea. Everything will be wet, mold will be a problem, smelly mildew. No Way
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We use the one that sits on top of a 5 gallon bucket filled with water. Its used outside on a patio and I can confirm that it creates a puddle of water on the ground in front of the bucket and this is in a desert environment when its 110 out. I don't think the basement would be a suitable place to use one.
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Re: misting fan in pain cave? [Barry S.] [ In reply to ]
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No, you want to be removing moisture from the air not adding it. In addition to your fan try a dehumidifier, or a dedicated AC for the pain cave. I went with a portable ac just for my room and it's amazing.

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Re: misting fan in pain cave? [Barry S.] [ In reply to ]
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Generally the problem with heat in a pain cave is actually one of humidity. Specifically, with poor air circulation, the sweat that evaporates off your body doesn't go anywhere, making the area right around you extremely humid. That in turn prevents any more sweat from evaporating... and evaporative cooling is what does the big work to cool your body off during exercise.

A good fan keeps the air circulating, whisks the newly humid air away from your body, and whisks less humid air to your body. A misting fan does not reduce the humidity around you, but ensures you have a steady supply of humidity and prevents your sweat from evaporating. It might actually be worse than no fan at all.
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