another question about sweating toliet


Old 03-27-04, 02:27 PM
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my husband and I were tearing up our old flooring in our bathroom and it was all wet under the toliet. Our toliet sweats all the time when it's above 68 in our house. I saw another posting about fixing it. What is the valve someone was talking about??
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Old 03-27-04, 05:29 PM
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Toilet "sweat" is condensation formed due to warm, moist air in the bathroom meeting the tank full of cold water.
There are several ways to resolve it....more and better bathroom exhaust fan inexpensive interior tank insulation kit...and a hot water mixing valve made for the purpose to put warmer water in the tank.
Try the first two, and you if still have a problem, then you can resort to the mixing valve, which will involve tapping the nearest hot water line.
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Old 03-28-04, 08:01 AM
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Thanks Mike!
We just bought a kit last night. Since it says to wait 48 hours to dry and it's our only toilet, we are doing it when we go out of town. Hopefully it will be good enough to not be sweating when we put the house up for sale! Thanks again!!

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