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Old 07-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Help! Condensation in my keezer :-(

Hey guys I'm getting a lot of condensation build up in my keezer. So much so that I'm getting some small pools at the bottom. I pretty sure I have a good seal between the body/collar/lid. I have an 8.8 cu ft freezer. I'm running one 120mm pc fan pulling air up from the bottom of the freezer to the top. My temp control is set to kick on at 40 and turn off at 37. My collar is walnut 1.25" thick with 1.5" foam insulation. I don't know if I need to turn down the temp or if I need some more fans or if it's something completely different.

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Old 07-10-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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did you use any foam/weather stripping between the wood and the top of the freezer (I mean below the collar) ? I don't think more fans would help. Put a thing of damprid in there, it seems to work pretty well.


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Old 07-10-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Yeah I did use foam weather stripping on the collar between it and the freezer body. Hmm
Yeah I'll try that
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:14 PM   #4
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Did you caulk your collar's joints?
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Like SHF said, hopefully you have seals between the collar and the freezer as well as between the collar and the lid. I have DampRid in my keezer and it works great.
Also, with this super hot weather it may be where your keezer is located as to why it's building up condensation.
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Did you caulk your collar's joints?
Yup. I didn't caulk between the collar and the freezer well because most people on here haven't and I felt like I had a good seal with the weather stripping
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Like SHF said, hopefully you have seals between the collar and the freezer as well as between the collar and the lid. I have DampRid in my keezer and it works great.
Also, with this super hot weather it may be where your keezer is located as to why it's building up condensation.
Yeah im in MA and we've been having some really warm days. It's in my kitchen against a outside wall. However my AC is pretty close to it but that's not running all the time. Usually only when I get home from work for a few hours until I go to bed
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If your collar-joints are sealed then all that really leaves is the weather-stripping. You sure it's sitting flat? Maybe the lid-mount is weighted more one way and one corner is kind of not sealing or something. I have no idea how plausible, but seems like a possibility. Try wiping up the condensation and set something on the lid to make sure it's pressed down, see if that does anything.
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My old keezer develops moisture w/ no collar.

It has an open drain thingy (1 cm hole) could that be a problem?
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I've heard this can help: http://www.damprid.com/products going to get some myself.


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