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I just had my new one delivered, haven’t had much time to spend with it yet other than plugging it in and throwing in the supplied Boveda seasoning packs. I have searched and read through the NewAir posts here and there is a lot of info scattered about, mostly from the new owner’s perspective. I’m hoping for you owners to post up your tips , pictures, etc. that you’ve settled on to help a newbie out.

I am planning to put my CigarOasis powered humidifier in the unit, probably in the bottom, after drilling a hole somewhere for the wiring if needed. And I bought a Boveda Butler to monitor humidity that I may Velcro to the top. Appreciate tips on these ideas and all others!
 

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The oasis unit has a thin cord attachment that will make it un-necessary to drill a hole in the unit. I put baking soda and newspaper in my unit for a week to get rid of the plastic smell and let the unit gas out before getting it turned on and set up. I have a few new air units (not the CC-300 specifically) but when they are set up well they are rock stable and great for humidification

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Just clean the plastic and wipe the cedar down with distilled water. Let sit overnight. It will be over humidified for a bit, just leave the door open off and on. When it starts to level out, put in the oasis, wait for desired humidity levels, and presto. I had my Whynter 300ct seasoned overnight. Also, at first when you open the door and fridge fan comes on, your humidity will spike shortly. Dont panic lol That wears off over time as then cedar dries out
 
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Yeah I was able to get mine acclimated in 4 days which seemed a bit fast. Mine also did not have any plastic smell so maybe manufacturing practices have changed a bit (Dec 2018).

Anyway all good advice, add some lights and you are in swanksville. Boveda Butler is fine, but I have heard they are less than accurate even after calibrated (+\- 2.5% is I believe what they claim).

Did you buy the Oasis already? That may be overkill for such a small cabinet.




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Yeah I was able to get mine acclimated in 4 days which seemed a bit fast. Mine also did not have any plastic smell so maybe manufacturing practices have changed a bit (Dec 2018).

Anyway all good advice, add some lights and you are in swanksville. Boveda Butler is fine, but I have heard they are less than accurate even after calibrated (+\- 2.5% is I believe what they claim).

Did you buy the Oasis already? That may be overkill for such a small cabinet.




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How did you add lighting?
 
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How did you add lighting?
Run something like this along the inside circumference of the door, in between the glass and the rubber seal. The cable should be thin enough to exit by the lower hinge without breaking the seal.

Yes, I already have the Oasis. How do you get the wire through? I don’t want it through the door seal...
This wires are designed to be thin enough not to break the seal. Run it around the bottom corner and you'll be fine. You could try running the cable out the drain hole in the back. Drilling a hole for a cable seems like more work than is necessary. Honestly, I have a problem getting the humidity DOWN in my wino. Never have had a problem being to low.
 

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Looks like they also make similar strips that run on 4-AAAs if you decide not to run a wire. They are cheap enough I might give them a try as seldom as I would light them up!
 
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Looks like they also make similar strips that run on 4-AAAs if you decide not to run a wire. They are cheap enough I might give them a try as seldom as I would light them up!
Mine have the option of powering via USB or battery pack. Battery pack seemed like a good option, but I’ve also had AA corrode randomly and not sure how they’d hold up over long periods of time in such a humid micro climate.


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Mine have the option of powering via USB or battery pack. Battery pack seemed like a good option, but I’ve also had AA corrode randomly and not sure how they’d hold up over long periods of time in such a humid micro climate.


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Definitely something to consider, as you said earlier living in the climates we live in the humidor is often drier then the rooms we keep it in. Just came to the realization that the additional lighting would probably be a waste, I have all drawers in my NewAir so there really isn't anything to highlight.
 
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