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A condensation and ice problem with one window

A condensation and ice problem with one window


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Old 12-08-13, 11:58 AM
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A condensation and ice problem with one window

One window in the home has a bit of condensation and a bit of ice on the inside.........on the bottom. (it is 15 degrees outside right now and never saw ice before)......This is in my wife's bathroom, naturally.

It is the non-movable part of a slider window. It is wet between the glass and the seal. Dry on the frame and channel.

Her b/r is heated and has a tile floor and is a large room. window is over a tub which is never used and faces north.

Guess I should caulk outside of window at the bottom.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 12-08-13, 12:39 PM
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You said "It is wet between the glass and the seal. Dry on the frame and channel."
Are you saying between the glass panes on a dual pane window?

Is there a shower in that bathroom that is being used?

Bud
 
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Old 12-08-13, 03:28 PM
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If it's between the panes you need a whole new sash.
If it's on the inside of the glass my first guess would be an air leak around the window.
Sliders are one of the leakiest windows you can buy.
 
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Old 12-08-13, 06:03 PM
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hi bud: It is not between the dual pane glass. No shower is being used.

I am a bumbling handyman but surmised that I should caulk the window at the outside, because air is getting in. Room is usually 70 to 75 degrees.
 
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Old 12-10-13, 02:38 PM
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Caulking the exterior will not impact the condensation and frosting on the inside.

Keep that room drier but running the bath fan longer and make sure the window is well closed and getting some conditioned air blown at it.
 
 

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