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jh1999 12-05-2010 01:01 PM

Leaking windows??
 
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We've had these only six years. Was installed with modular ranch home we had built. Has ten yr. warranty. Made by andersen. Is this heat loss? (right above seals) Thanks!

Ron6519 12-05-2010 01:49 PM

Looks like condensation from too much humidity in the house. This is assuming the the windows are closed and latched.
Do you have any idea what the humidity level is in the house?
Ron

jh1999 12-05-2010 02:44 PM

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Thanks Ron, most of the windows do this. Humidity is 65%. Here in Western Pennsylvania. Our home is hard to keep warm and I'm trying to figure out why. I know for sure the cheap patio door seal leaks ( can feel air coming in) see pic. I have no idea how to fix it.

jh1999 12-05-2010 02:48 PM

The windows are closed and latched. The St. Pauli is for assistance. :thumbsup:
The dog helps against bad guys!

Ron6519 12-05-2010 03:03 PM

A humidity level of 65% is very high for a heated space. What sort of heat do you have? I'm on Long Island, with a hot water boiler with cast iron radiators and have a humidity level of 37% in my basement.
Ron
Looking at the patio door, I don't see any condensation around the perimeter like the windows. The air leakage around the door perimeters is probably due to worn weatherstripping or a poor installation.

jh1999 12-06-2010 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 545999)
A humidity level of 65% is very high for a heated space. What sort of heat do you have? I'm on Long Island, with a hot water boiler with cast iron radiators and have a humidity level of 37% in my basement.
Ron
Looking at the patio door, I don't see any condensation around the perimeter like the windows. The air leakage around the door perimeters is probably due to worn weatherstripping or a poor installation.

Ron, we use No.1 heating oil. Do wish to get a pellet furnace or stove some day! Humidity in basement was lower. The patio door doesn't get the moisture like the windows, I just put my hand near it and can feel the cold slight breeze.

Ron6519 12-06-2010 07:53 AM

What you use as a fuel is irrelevant.
Do you know what heats the house? It's the big thing with all the pipes going in and out. Furnace? Hot water boiler? Steam boiler? Do you have ductwork? Radiators? Baseboard units?
We're looking for a source of the excessive moisture.
How do you know the humidity level is 65%?
Ron


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