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Posted by jb on January 8th, 2002 12:45 PM
In reply to Background Info ... by Jay J -Moderator on January 7th, 2002 03:40 PM [Go to top of thread]

Jay J, Very good article, but I don't think it really covered Andrea's situation. From my reading of it, it sounded like the slab ceiling was exposed directly to the outside freezing temps. If that slab is 30, or 20 degrees in temperature then you are going to get extreme condensation and freezing of the condensate. The basement air is always going to be significantly warmer than this so unless the exposed slab is insulated correctly then no other efforts will likely fix the situation. Of course I was assuming that this area doesn't have an actual leak because she didn't mention one. I bet that piece of concrete gets down below freezing, it is like leaving your freezer door open on an old fashioned freezer - there is nothing you can do to prevent that huge lump of ice from forming on the cold element in the cube tray area. Then again, maybe I'm wrong...

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