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Posted on condensation in my new storage steel shed/garage sized

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 04:46 PM

Alistair, I think any potential solutions will have to be considered carefully with the understanding that potential solutions will only be valid for a given climate. What will work in my environment,(North Florida) may not be worth a tinker’s damn in Scotland. As example, the moisture condensation would be worse in the summer here , than in the winter. That would be just the opposite for your situation, I think ! A friend with a similar problem here in our neck of the woods used enlarged shutters at both gable ends of his 12’x24’ wood storage metal building with automatic temperature sensing shutters at the high gable ends with a 1/4hp fan at one end blowing out. He installed a drop ceiling of wood runners hung by thin stainless wire and eyelets and poly foam drop in panels. he left 6” open space in each end of the drop ceiling to draw some air up from below. For more than two years now the arrangement has been perfect in preventing the collection and dropping of moisture from the metal roof and wall condensation. His lumber storage building is working quite well…BUT this is North Florida and I am sure conditions will not be the same as yours in beautiful Scotland ! I am not familiar with a condensation preventin paint, but good luck and let us know what works for you ! P.S. Bob (my friend here) found a greenhouse growers supply Co. and got a lot of good advice from them on vents, louvers, fans, poly-foam etc. and equipment and supplies, and advice on condensation and air movement. I am using them (Greenhouse Supply) for ideas for building a solar kiln for drying lumber that I hope to attach to the back of my garage/shop that can be opened to my work area in the winter to add solar heat to a limited area…......Hell…... Let’s all have fun !

Your North Florida friend, don s.

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