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JasonW



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Condensation Reply with quote

I returned a few restored sashes a few days ago. Put them in place, everything fit nice and tight, no air leaks.

The next day I went back to paint the exterior jambs and sills and there was a ton of water on the inside at the bottoms of both sashes.

Should this be happening??? It got cold out that night and they started the fireplace that's in that room but the newly restored windows were the only ones to sweat like that. The two others I have to do yet, did not get any condensation on them at all.

What could cause this?

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TDL



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check these posts out-

http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=812
http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1707
http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1590
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JasonW



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Location: Vermont

PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TDL wrote:
Check these posts out-

http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=812
http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1707
http://historichomeworks.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1590


Thank you! I feel a little better now. lol I looked around on-line and found a lot of info about new windows having the same problem.

They have 4 windows in this room. 2 have been restored and two are going to be taken on Monday for the same work. This got me a little nervous because it's the first time I've ever noticed water pouring off the sashes the first day in.

I think the 2 left to do didn't get condensation because they have air leaks that keep the inside of the glass cool and don't allow the hot air to ever get close enough to the glass to condensate.

Should be interesting to see what happens when the other 2 are tightened up. The other thought I had was that the kitchen is just off this room. An obvious source of moister on a daily basis. I need to ask if they have or use the exhaust fans. With the loss of air leaks, they need to consider to moisture they produce and alternative ways to remove it from the house.

I love this stuff, this is building science! :)

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