# We have a freezer in our Lab building , it stays

We have a walk in Vulcan freezer in our Lab building , it stays at 0 to minus 10 degrees and we are having a problem of it sweating thru the wall. We have had the wall soray with foam to further insulate it but it still sweats through , any ideas ?

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You need to have a vapor barrier installed between the freezer

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