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Old 04/04/2018, 02:50 PM   #1
Laflower
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Condensation in attic?

Im looking for advice I have a 75 gallon fish tank upstairs in the hallway that is used for axolotls...The tank is about half full and the temperature is kept between 58-68F and in the attic at the opposite end of the hallway we are having problems with condensation on the attic ceiling causing frost. Could the fish tank be what is causing this problem even if theres a door that is always kept shut separating the hallway and the attic?


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Old 04/04/2018, 04:50 PM   #2
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Doubtful it’s the fish tank. Where are you located? If your in a cold climate I’m sure there isn’t any insulation behind the area that is condensating.


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Old 04/04/2018, 05:30 PM   #3
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sounds like a bigger issue than the tank, are you topping off alot of water everday , cuz if not than you can pretty much immediately rule it out


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Old 04/06/2018, 08:47 AM   #4
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Check to make sure bathroom exhaust fans are exhausting to outside the house. Make sure you have good ventilation in the attic and proper insulation between living space and attic space. Most likely not the fish tank


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Old 04/06/2018, 12:30 PM   #5
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No way 40 some gallons of water in a tank is causing problematic humidity issues down the hall.. NO WAY..
Unless this is one of those "tiny houses" built on trailers and "down the hallway" means from my shoulder to wrist length


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Old 04/06/2018, 12:38 PM   #6
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No way 40 some gallons of water in a tank is causing problematic humidity issues down the hall.. NO WAY..
Unless this is one of those "tiny houses" built on trailers and "down the hallway" means from my shoulder to wrist length


Thanks I didnít think so but my father in law was insisting I was ruining the attic!! I knew he was full of it! LOL


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Old 04/16/2018, 07:27 AM   #7
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I had the problem when I sold my last house. Turned out the bath fans weren’t vented properly.


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Old 04/16/2018, 09:22 AM   #8
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I had the problem when I sold my last house. Turned out the bath fans weren’t vented properly.
That is quite commonly the reason..
The vent tube isn't taken to the eve vent or other suitable spot so all the bathroom humid air is just dumped into the attic in that local area..

Typically it would be quite easy to see whats causing the problem if one just looks up there..


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