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What can I do about a toilet that sweats?

My toilet sweats/condensation is causing mold in our bathroom, not to mention terrible odor. I don't know what is causing it. We do use propane heat for our home. I don't know if that has something to do with it or not. My house has double windows and the outside also sweats, but not the inside? Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do or what may be causing this.

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:32 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Thought you could use this.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:36 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

  • This is from wiki.answers :

    "I have found that tanks continue to sweat when covered in fabric, and have not heard of using a mixing valve, and would be concerned that, if it failed, it could allow hot water to the toilet, which could crack the ceramic, or melt the wax seal under the bowl. At any rate, most sweating is due to high volumes of cold water going through the tank, which may be because the ballcock (fill valve) or flush valve do not seat off properly, allowing water to trickle through when toilet is not being used. Also, there may be a leak in the vicinity that evaporates and causes high humidity in the area, therefore more condensation. Running a bathroom exhaust fan more may help."


    Answer by Bmat at 4:47 PM on Jan. 7, 2009

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