I have a old farm house with wood windows and 6 pains in each top and
bottom, not new but very old
I installed plastic on the inside and have pretty good storms on the
outside, why do I have ice on the outside
of the storms, mostly in the corners working to the middle
Well I would suggest that those storms are not very well
sealed. In any case the window is below freezing. The plastic keeps
the warm room air from warming the primary window so it is staying
below freezing. Now add enough moist air from inside to get to that
primary window and you get ice.
Even though the air in side may be low humidity, it is not
likely to be low enough not to condense and freeze on that primary
Without the plastic you would likely have cold wet windows.
Without the storm windows, it would be what you have now, only worse.
The comment about the air leaking though the walls has merit.
I am having problems with OP's comment about the frost is on the outside
of the storm windows. Frost on the insides of the storm Windows, yes I
can come up with several standard answers. But on the outside of the
I keep thinking of old broken down window glazing putty is leaking cool
moist air from around the edges on panes of glass. I thought that leak
is supposed to be stopped by that small thin bead of glazing compound
that is put down in the sash rabbit before placing the glass into the
rabbit. I could be wrong.
Looking for additional comments from group as could be educational thread.
Normal. It's winter. If well sealed, the only ice will be on the outside.
If there are air leaks, it would be on the inside and the inner window. If
really bad leaks, it would be on the inner inside window and drip into the
In fact, it sounds like he's properly insulated enough that the only ice is
on the outside and the warm inside air isnt getting across to melt it.
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