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Old 02-09-2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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We got new ventless gas logs last week. They work on a thermostat which is on a remote control. They're really keeping our huge high-ceiling living room nice and toasty but we have water dripping from every window in the house.

It's like a rain forest in here. I've read about a product that you can buy to coat the inside of your car/home windows with to keep them from fogging up and sweating.

Does anyone know about this product or have any other suggestions. Our house is over 50 years old so it is not air tight. I know other people with vent free gas logs who do not have the problem as bad as we do. We keep old towels in the window sills to wipe down the windows every day.

What have we gotten ourselves into?
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Old 02-17-2005, 12:36 PM   #2
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I think you're talking about Rain-X but I can't say if it will fix your problem or not. I does help with reducing the inside of my car windows fogging up though.

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Sounds like you are trying to avoid up a pretty serious problem by trying to "hide" it. If there is that much moisture in your house I would be a little concerned about mold, rot, etc. I would be careful of the damage you can not see with that much moisture.
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I just read an article about the latest in ventless gas fed heater systems. It seems this type of heating naturally enhances humidity in the air it feeds. So it would seem that you are going to have to sacrifice some of the savings advantage of retaining all the heat the system creates to running a dehumidifier. As Bountyhunter stated, there are many problems that can be brought on by packing too much constant moisture into your living quarters. The article also stated that these accepted systems (in only 49 states though) also have an oxygen meter built into them with a warning signal if the ambient oxygen drops below accepted levels. Normal atmosphere contains 21.5 percent oxygen. O.S.H.A. standards state that you should not subject yourself to less than 19.5 percent, so be sure you have a reliable meter protecting your family.
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I think you're talking about Rain-X but I can't say if it will fix your problem or not. I does help with reducing the inside of my car windows fogging up though.
No, that's not what Rain-X does you silly goose. Even an old geezer like me knows that. The anti-fog stuff he is talking about is the same stuff skiers and motorcyclists use on the inside of their goggles to keep them from fogging up on the inside.
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Scuba divers have the worst fogging problems in their goggles. One of the best, most used, and definately the most convenient de-fogger is spit. I don't recommend that for your windows though, it does streak a bit.

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