COMMUNITY FORUM

gmasser

03:28PM | 08/15/03
Member Since: 08/14/03
2 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
Hi all,
I just sold my house and along came the usual inspection. One of the inspection points was the condensation dripping from the AC ducts in the vented crawlspace. I have noticed it in the past and have really never given it much thought, as the humidity levels here in Northern Alabama are always 98-99% throughout the summer.

The prospective buyer was along for the inspection and he seemed to think is an issue. I would like to know if others see this as a problem?

Thanks,

G Masser

homebild

06:59PM | 08/16/03
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
In warm, moist locations, cralwspaces should NOT be vented in summer.

The reason is simple: warmer, moister air will travel into the crawlspace and condense on surfaces that are below the dew point.

Vents to crawlspaces should be closed in summer.

AC ducts need to be insulated.

Simple fix.

gmasser

05:02AM | 08/17/03
Member Since: 08/14/03
2 lifetime posts
Thanks Homebild,

But all the ducts are insulated, most are the 6" ID flex, but most of the condensation originates from the main trunk that departs from the air handling unit. I have all those fancy “automatic” vents that open when it gets warm outside (bi-metal thermostat).

G Masser

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Write a message on your pumpkin but avoid the trouble of etching or carving. Go for chalkboard paint instead! Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2