I got some decent advice on the cold room. My cold room has no
ventilation to the basement around it. It only vents to the
outside. Would it be wise, If I blocked the vents to outside, with,
lets say, insulation and then made a vent from the inside of the cold
storage room, to the rest of the basement where it is warm as its
finished, would that be a good way to ventilate the Cold storage room
and keep up allot warmer as the vents to outside would be
Yes depending on climate etc. quite likely that warm moist house air
will enter the cool room and condense on things there. For that reason
we keep a dehumidifier running almost continuously during much of the
year in our basically unheated basement area. Prior to that there was
some rusting of tools etc. Our almost completely in ground basement
maintains a temp. of around 50 to 55 degrees, even in winter, when
We do put some heat down there occasionally but only because from time
to time we use part of it as a workshop.
This condensation of warm air (warm air can 'hold' more moisture than
cold air) occurs on car windows, in unheated porches and garages.
Humidity is normal in most homes; a typical human alsos breathes out
several litres of moisture during each 24 hour period.
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