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Old 01-11-2007, 03:59 PM   #1
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There was a show about toilets that sweat, especially in the summer. I only caught the end of it and did not see how to solve the problem.
I am tired of mopping and the cap around the water pipe (on the floor) are rusting. I am sure this will eventually be a big problem. Right? This is a new house that is only 5yrs old. I can't keep driving to PA to mop floors. Do you have any suggestions other than the one the the man in Home Depot suggested which was get a newer toilet the doesn't sweat? Replacing 2 toilets is not an option at this time.
Just mopping every day in the summer.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:22 PM   #2
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There are tank liner kits you can get, there a pain to work with, but the styrofoam gets glues on the inside of the tank and this is to stop the tank sweat.

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Old 01-11-2007, 07:47 PM   #3
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Scubamom,
That is condensation ON the tank from "cold" water IN the tank and warm, moist air in the bathroom (notwithstanding the nitwit's opinion at Home Depot...he is WRONG!) LOL
As Ron said (a pro plumber, I'm not), (a) there are tank insulation kits that you can get, (b) you can increase the air circulation in the bathroom (more powerful exhaust fan, for instance), or (c) there is actually a hot water mixing valve (with the normal cold water only toilet water) for extreme condiensation problem cases.
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Sorry guys those liners don't work very well.I will post back what your talking about. I have to find it. Its basically a way to adjust temp of water coming into toilet.

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here you go.

Preventing Toilet Tank Condensation



Condensation occurs when cold water in a toilet tank cools the air around the tank below the dew point. Water vapor is drawn out of the humid air and collects on the cold surface of the tank. Richard and the homeowner installed an "anti-sweat" valve to prevent condensation on a toilet tank during the humid summer months.

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Richard installed a “Temperator” anti-sweat valve (model no. 0555) to increase slightly the temperature of the water filling the tank. The valve costs about $40 and is manufactured by:

Central Brass Company
216-883-0220 (local)
800-321-8630 (toll-free)
www.centralbrass.com

The valve is distributed by:
Walter F. Morris Company
425 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA 02021
781-828-5300
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