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Old 09-21-2010, 12:34 AM   #16
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they are probably finei just notice when you see this its at the bottom and at the meeting rail

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they are probably finei just notice when you see this its at the bottom and at the meeting rail
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So you mean: if I see condensation on the interior side of my windows' glass surfaces, and if the condensation is at the bottom and at the "meeting rail", then it is ok?

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So you mean: if I see condensation on the interior side of my windows' glass surfaces, and if the condensation is at the bottom and at the "meeting rail", then it is ok?

correct?

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I didn't notice where you lived, but you will get condensation. Sometimes it can be controlled by using exhaust fans and limiting the source of the moisture. I wouldn't worry too much unless it forms ice on the inside or doesn't clear up after the sun hits it. There's more of a science to it but that's a basic tip.
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So you mean: if I see condensation on the interior side of my windows' glass surfaces, and if the condensation is at the bottom and at the "meeting rail", then it is ok?

correct?

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no that not what i mean,your problem is probably high humidity,but the coldest part of your windows is at the places you see the condensation
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I didn't notice where you lived, but you will get condensation. Sometimes it can be controlled by using exhaust fans and limiting the source of the moisture. I wouldn't worry too much unless it forms ice on the inside or doesn't clear up after the sun hits it. There's more of a science to it but that's a basic tip.
Thanks Mrgins,
I got hold of a simple "humidity meter", and the humidity in my house, near the windows, is about 50%. IS this too high or normal?

I will try to install a kitchen range hood fan this weekend and see if this improves or not.

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no that not what i mean,your problem is probably high humidity,but the coldest part of your windows is at the places you see the condensation
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http://www.rlcengineering.com/win_chart.htm

Here is a nice graph that will show you when to expect condensation on your windows. To be safe you will want to reduce your indoor RH to about 35%. Anything under 30% and you risk to dry of air that may contribute to certain virus spreading and sore throats. This is what I had to do to eliminate our window condensation.

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