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Old 11-25-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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moisture in garage, winter


i have an insulated garage with out heat, we park over nite inside and the whole garage ices up,walls roof, doors etc.

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Old 11-25-2010, 12:16 PM   #2
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get a small heater with a fan

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yep. you need some heat. moisture is condensing on the cold walls. you may get by w/ just a large fan, really venting the place.
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venting ? you saying that i need to vent this garage, have any idea's what would be good way to vent ? thanks.
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No idea exactly what, since I can't see your place and don't know where you are. However, anything from leaving the doors open to installing a passive air inlet (say down near the floor) and an inline exhaust fan and ducting to the outside, on the opposite end and near the ceiling, should help or eliminate your moist air. Putting the fan on a timer would likely be good, too; start with all-night venting, then reduce the time until you get icing again. A variable speed fan may be a good idea, too, so you can start fast and slow down, adjusting as with the time. My GUESS is that you would want approx 2 to 3 air exchanges per hour. If you are going to DIY it, some experimenting will be in order, but I don't see this as requiring "expert" opinions, unless free.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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I have just heard of a system that apparently works very well for these situations, it is call "Wizz Vent". It looks to be an exhaust fan working on a humidity sensor and my mechanic has installed it in his garage after noticing mold and frost buildup. Since the installation all of the problems have disappeared.
Just google the name and the website is right there, manufactured in NB so they know of cold and humidity problems.

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