Attic Trap Door / Condensation Leak...

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Old 01-30-18, 04:19 PM
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Attic Trap Door / Condensation Leak...

Our customary January Deep Freeze came a month early this year , Hence creating a Condensation issue dripping from the Attic Trap Door.. The attic itself , one cannot standup in.. The Trap Door is not Hinged , you push straight up and in order to gain access you have to push up past the 12" High Plywood boards that hold back the Batten Insulation.. After gaining access to Inspect the Attic it's Dry all over there's no signs of condensation on the underside of the Roof.. They Exhaust Fan piping from the Bathroom to the Outside is properly insulated and sealed.. The only place Condensation forms is the 12" high plywood boards holding back the Insulation .. It's made Tougher to Push Up on the Trap Door as the Dampness cause's the plywood to Swell.. Ideas on How we can Remedy this Situation Appreciated.. Cheers Thanks
 
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Old 01-30-18, 04:30 PM
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Stop the air leakage around the door. Dap peel-n-seal caulk could be used to caulk the door shut, but could be removed easily if needed.
 
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Old 01-30-18, 04:45 PM
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Along with the air leakage...is the door also insulated? Cut and glue styrofoam or poly foam to the top, maybe about 6" worth? You can just use adhesive caulk as glue.
 
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Along with the air leakage...is the door also insulated? Cut and glue styrofoam or poly foam to the top, maybe about 6" worth? You can just use adhesive caulk as glue.
There is 6" of Styrofoam Glued to the Underside....
 
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Originally Posted by XSleeper View Post
Stop the air leakage around the door. Dap peel-n-seal caulk could be used to caulk the door shut, but could be removed easily if needed.



Thanks We'll give that a Try....
 
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The builder of my home loosely filled a garbage bag with the same cellulose which is blown into the attic and that sits on top of the access panel and does a pretty good job of sealing all the gaps.
 
 

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