The moisture condenses from warm air in contact with a cold surface
(toilet tank). So, there are some kits that let you glue pieces of
insulating foam board inside your toilet tank, and there are kits that
let you plumb in hot water to a mixing value (like the shower) so you
fill the toilet with warm water. Air flow is important, too.
Kohler has the Insuliner, but I think it is only factory installed American
Standard used to sell a molded foam insulating liner. Don't know if they
still do of if other brands may have them. Worth asking though. .
Is that a BAD joke or something? The mixing valve is the VERY BEST way
to solve this problem. It can be adjusted to limit the flow of hot
water coming through - the temperature is controlled. You may very
well find that the insulation trick won't work well, if at all, in a
See link below:
I'm glad that's being clarified, but I'd still be more confortable with
something lower-tech with no possibility of malfunction and the ensuing
Insulation is good, and the best solution is dealing with the excess
humidity that will likely cause other headaches (i.e. mold). Even
putting a longer run of copper pipe outside the humid bathroom would
allow the extra cold water to get closer to room temperature before
entering the bathroom area, but that wouldn't be my first choice.
I have had some luck with just cutting pieces of 1" thick styrofoam
'bead board' and
wedging them firmly against the inside walls of the toilet. By 'some
luck' I mean it
stopped the sweating, it was tricky to wedge all the foam into place
where it wouldn't
interfere with the mechanism, and it may not work with a G___D___
that fills the tank only 8" deep or so (too much displaced water) and
worked beautifully when the lid was, the pieces tended to rise
when said lid was removed with a full tank. :) But it did work. This
toilet also had
a homemade detergent-bottle deflector to prevent water from spraying
lid from the cheap'n'leaky fill valve. We do what we must sometimes.
On 19 Nov 2006 11:06:44 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Ideas I was told:
1. Insulate the outside of the tank with those fuzzy jackets.
2. Insulate the inside with a foam kit.
3. Install a mixing valve to inject a little warm water to bring fill
water temp up. Saw this on "Ed the Plumber"
tom @ www.MyFastCoolCars.com
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