Chad Smith
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New house with way too much condensation build up!

Started this discussion. Last reply by tedkidd Jan 26, 2012. 5 Replies

ok, my fellow energy geeks, i need some help here. i just visited a house built just last year. it has condensation and frost on every single window. There is even frost along the top plates in some…Continue

 

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Feb 27, 2012
tedkidd replied to Chad Smith's discussion New house with way too much condensation build up!
"Nice Replies, particularly Don's. Remember, it might not be just one thing, might be a combination.   SF, Occupants, Blower Door, Constant Fan Measured CFM, Indoor Dew Point, Thermostat Settings, Signs of Bulk Moisture, you'll…"
Jan 26, 2012
David Meiland replied to Chad Smith's discussion New house with way to much condensation build up!
"As others are saying, you need to check all possible sources of moisture. Bath fans not vented outside, bath fans not used during showers, dryer dumping moisture into the house, water leak, wet crawl space, damp basement slab, humidifier malfunction…"
Jan 20, 2012
Don Hynek replied to Chad Smith's discussion New house with way to much condensation build up!
"Bud is right, you need numbers. But not just on the RH -- what's the blower door reading? Is that continuous fan actually moving any air?? Condensation is either "too humid" or "too cold" or both. You often need to…"
Jan 20, 2012
Bud Poll replied to Chad Smith's discussion New house with way to much condensation build up!
"Hi Chad, Whenever dealing with humidity and moisture issues you need numbers.  What is the temp and RH inside the home.  Then we need to know how tight the home is.  If it is well sealed, the air exchange will be low and the natural…"
Jan 19, 2012
Bob Blanchette replied to Chad Smith's discussion New house with way to much condensation build up!
"How about turning OFF the humidifier entirely? If that's not the case I'd look for water leak(s) and/or wet crawlspace."
Jan 19, 2012
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New house with way to much condensation build up!

ok, my fellow energy geeks, i need some help here. i just visited a house built just last year. it has condensation and frost on every single window. There is even frost along the top plates in some areas. they have a continuos running bath fan and their humidifier settings were at 1 out of 10. what in the heck is going on here?See More
Jan 19, 2012
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"Thanks for the invite Kevin! This is awesome!"
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Anything and everything energy. I am more on the Weatherization side of things. Install, sales and team management but I am looking more and more into auditing.

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At 8:01pm on March 17, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Chad,

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