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10-22-2011, 05:37 PM
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drying equipment help

so i have a little dilemma. i go to university and live in a smallish apartment with a roommate. playing hockey 2/3 times a week leaves my equipment soaked and smelly, but i dont have any place to put them without the risk of having my apartment smell bad or having them stolen..

i cant place it on our little patio because i live in a college apartment area and it would be stolen pretty easily, and i havent tried this but im pretty sure i cant hang my gear up on a rack and dry out because it will stink up the whole apartment. what ive been doing is having it sit in my car without the windows down a little, and it barely helps but my car reeks after..

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10-22-2011, 05:59 PM
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can you hang it in a room with a window and maybe use a small fan in the window to eject the funk. should dry pretty quickly 2-3 hrs.

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I have 2 big floor fans that dry out my gear completely in 1 or 2 hours. Are you in a situation where you could run fairly noisy fans for that long after hockey?

If you wash your gear then dry it out every time there won't be any smell.

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Dehumidifier would fix the problem. My stuff is dry overnight.

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Dehumidifier would fix the problem. My stuff is dry overnight.
Quoted for truth. Wash your gear so it's clean and then use a dehumidifier after every skate. Your stuff will be bone dry by the morning and the smell will barely be noticeable. I've been doing this for the past six months or so (after years of just air drying) and I will never go back.

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Bathroom + fan?

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the humidifier works great, I didn't suggest it because he said he was a student and a cheap one runs about $150 US. I have a dehumidifier in my basement and hang my gear above it after every time I skate. (3-6 times a week) so if you have the money for one that's the best way.

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can you hang it in a room with a window and maybe use a small fan in the window to eject the funk. should dry pretty quickly 2-3 hrs.
cant really do that as i have people over a lot and the only rooms are 2 bedrooms with bathrooms and a living room, also as someone said earlier i cant really afford a dehumidifier lol

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If I can't put mine on the patio I put it in our bathroom for a few hours with the exhaust fan on and a box fan blowing on it

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We have a wood stove, so I just take mine down there and hang it all up so the blowers are blowing warm air on it, really dries it out fast and helps with the smell.

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If I have 2 games in the same day and it's hot outside I'll spray the top of the inside of my bag with Febreze antimicrobial. Seems to kill the odor if you don't have time to air dry your stuff.

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If I have 2 games in the same day and it's hot outside I'll spray the top of the inside of my bag with Febreze antimicrobial. Seems to kill the odor if you don't have time to air dry your stuff.
This helps.

Do you have the option to request an upper floor room with a patio you could lay your equipment out?

The dehumidifier is probably going to be your best bet, but the cost is prohibitive. I can't really think of any better solution than that.

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I have a small closet where my hot water tank is in. The heat from the tank drys my equipment pretty fast.

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If I can't put mine on the patio I put it in our bathroom for a few hours with the exhaust fan on and a box fan blowing on it
ill try that, seems like the only option i can do

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Do you have a closet? I have my rack with floor fans in my closet, out of the way.

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