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lightonahill

01:39PM | 10/16/00
Member Since: 10/15/00
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We have a passive solar house, built on a slab, so we have no basement. We also do not have air conditioning, nor would our budget afford that expense.

Our problem is that all of our water pipes and tanks "sweat" terribly during the summer, and drip a LOT of water on the ceiling and floor.

What can we do about this? (besides the major expense of buying and running an air coditioner or other equipment.)

Thanks,
Karen

Matches

02:25PM | 10/16/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Without seeing and knowing more, it's kind of difficult to answer this one,however,pipes can be insulated fairly inexpensively and/or you may be able to temper (add warm water) to some of your cold lines,bringing the water in them closer to room temperature.I'd find a plumber or HVAC person to give you more options.

HOLLYWOOD

04:30PM | 10/17/00
Member Since: 02/19/00
206 lifetime posts
Matches is correct... The warm humid air in the house is condensing on the cooler pipes and tank. It's like a glass of Ice water, that when you fill it with colder water, the warm humid air will condense on the outside. Insulation is the most inexpensive way to stop this problem. Pipe insulation should be tight around the pipe, No gaps whatsoever.

lightonahill

12:39PM | 10/20/00
Member Since: 10/15/00
2 lifetime posts
Will there be any problem with condensation in the studs where insulation will not fit?

Karen

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