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How to stop a toliet from sweating

I Have a toilet that sweats and creates puddles of water on the floor is there any way to insulate or slow this sweating down?

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Styrofoam inserts are available that fit in the tank which insulates the outside from the cold ,, also you can hook a mixing valve to the water line that will make the water a bit warmer a little more complicated

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I have a toilet that sweats bad is there a way to reduce this until the temp rises?

there are Styrofoam insulation inserts that fit the back inside the tank ,,local hardware store should be able to help you out getting these ,, also some people will run a mixing valve and add luke warm water to the cold which will stop it also ,,

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This particular model of water heater is intended for under-counter use. That should not place it in an environment that is conducive to condensation. Water heaters are usually well insulated to prevent heat loss and as a side effect, condensation. If you have not had this problem before now, I would suspect a tiny leak somewhere rather than sweating. If you have always had this issue, then you may not be using the right product for the installation or may not have it in the proper temperature environment.

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Tank sweats profusly

Sweating tank can cause moisture problems inside bathroom.
Sweating is caused when incoming water temperature is hotter or colder than air temperature inside bathroom.
You can verify this by not flushing tank for several hours and notice that sweating stops once water inside tank warms or cools to same temperature inside bathroom.
Problem can also be cause when there is not enough ventilation inside bathroom and water on tank does not evaporate.

To solve problem:
1) Increase bathroom ventilation and add dehumidifier or fan so condensation drys.
2) Insulate interior of tank. Empty water and let tank dry. Tape off moveable parts. Use can of spray foam and insulate inside of tank. Let foam dry and cut away excess foam.
3) Add tempering tank or staging tank inside room to pre-heat/cool water before it enters tank

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My toilet is sweating extensively, leaving puddles on the floor. I am getting ready to install a foam insulation kit, but I don't know how to remove the float and stem.

Condensate can build up around the outside of a toilet bowl and that's often referred to as "sweating".
Condensate is caused when the air is very humid and an object (in this case, the toilet tank) is colder than the air.
Look up something called "dew point"; that describes the point at which the water that is suspended in the air will start to condense on cooler objects.
Dehumidifiers and refrigeration type air conditioners can help reduce condensate.
You can remove the float and stem by doing the following:
1. turn the water off and flush the toilet . Hold the handle for a while to make certain that you get as much water out as possible, then remove the rest of the water using a towel or whatever means available.
2. Look where the water supply line feeds into the tank. There should be a nut that holds the pipe to the tank. Remove the nut then carefully move the pipe a little out of the way... not much.
3. There should be ANOTHER nut that attaches the float assembly. Remove it and note where the rubber washers are. You may even want to replace the washers when you're done, to make certain that the tank doesn't leak.
4. When you remove that nut, the float assembly may stick a little, but gently work it "back and forth" a little and you should be successful.
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If you're finding puddles of water in front of the bowl ON THE FLOOR, then most likely your wax seal is leaking between the floor and the drain piping. You will have to disconnect toilet, remove water from toilet, remove toilet from floor. There is one other possibility, but not likely If it is just a small amout of water, it could be condensation. If your water source is cold (like well water in summer time) and it is hot and humid in your house sometimes toilet tanks sweat.

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Yes, it will run up your bill! Sounds like the float is hanging up. Take tank lid off and flush, watch the float and if your tank fills quickly but does not stop, bend the float arm to angle the float down further, this should allow your water to stop coming in much quicker. The other possibility could be if the plug at the bottom does not seal correctly after flushing, if so, the water will leak until the plug sits down all the way.

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