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Maintenance Hi, I had the General Power Humidifier model 1042 installed in my house Built 2000) It was istalled horizontal. I have never known how to maintinne it. What should I do? Is there any manual for regular maintenance? What do I need to make it work? I live in Ottawa, Ontario. Is there any phone number to contact? Thanks

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