Cure for condensation on porcelain cistern

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by diymostthings, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. diymostthings

    diymostthings Active Member

    Does anyone know of a cure (even partial would be good) for condensation from a close coupled WC cistern? It is in a small en suite with heated towel rail and the condensate is constantly dripping onto the laminate flooring.
  2. Plumb Loco

    Plumb Loco New Member

    connect it to fill with hot water
  3. smithp60

    smithp60 New Member

    Or open a window!
  4. doitall

    doitall New Member

    Get rid of any gloss or eggshell paint especially the walls
  5. rcplumber

    rcplumber New Member

    lay carpet tiles under the cystern that way the laminate flooring doesn't get wet
  6. rcplumber

    rcplumber New Member

    cistern you dumb clunts
  7. doitall

    doitall New Member

    cistern you dumb clunts

    We know what you meant rcp :^O;):^O
  8. Cornish Crofter

    Cornish Crofter New Member

    1)Turn the heated towel rail down.

    2)Fill the cistern from a header tank in the loft, and don't forget to lag the header tank! That way the water will climb a few degrees in temp in the loft before being used to fill the cistern.

    3)Here's one for discussion - if the towel rail is on the wet CH circuit try running the cold feed for the cistern next to the flow for the heated towel rail. When the heated towel rail is on the water flowing through the flow will be warm, so will pass some heat to the flow, which should be restricted to allow the incoming water to warm up a few degrees.

    4)Lag the citern!

    CC
  9. smithp60

    smithp60 New Member

    *** guys it's condensation!!! Apart from the comical replies is anyone going to give the poster a sensible reply? Cold water in cistern + warm room = condensation!
    Fit an extractor fan!
  10. Cornish Crofter

    Cornish Crofter New Member

    *** guys it's condensation!!! Apart from the comical
    replies is anyone going to give the poster a sensible
    reply? Cold water in cistern + warm room =
    condensation!
    Fit an extractor fan!

    I've seen problems of this sort where an extracter fan exists, plus you'd need the fan going all the time to deal with the problem, if it was up to it. The cistern usually fills after you've used the toilet and left the bathroom, not whilst you're in there.

    The only possible method here is to set the fan to run on longer.

    CC

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