Condensation in toolbox

Submitted: Monday, Aug 27, 2012 at 21:46
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Hi all,
Having a problem with condensation build up in our camper trailers toolbox. It is stored outside in the weather unfortunately. It doesn't appear to let rain water in, but has a lot of condensation. Any thoughts of how to stop it and stop it coming back?
Cheers Chris.
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Reply By: Member - Josh- Monday, Aug 27, 2012 at 22:11

Monday, Aug 27, 2012 at 22:11
Possibly with the temp going up and down it is sucking moisture in past the seals. When ours was in storage we some damp rid in the boxes. keeps the moisture to a minimum.

Josh
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Reply By: gbc - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 05:50

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 05:50
Paint the toolbox with some ceramic insulation paint (roof paint). We've had a lot of success with it in commercial settings where the same thing happens to sheet metal.
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 07:22

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 07:22
Have the same problem with our tool box and I asked the same question some time back. Suggestions came back that included putting damp rid products in the box to cutting a vent in the side to let the box breathe. I ended up fitting a vent in the rear of the box with a foam filter so no dust would enter. The filter works and the occasions where the box would get condensation has decreased, but in certain weather conditions it still gets wet inside. I have thought about fitting a small computer type fan to the vent, but now I just live with it. I do make sure I open the box when able to let the box dry out. Kevin
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Reply By: Member - Michael P (QLD) - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 09:41

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 09:41
Chris Hi,
If lining it with say styrene foam is not practical cover it with an old tarp, best with a air gap, (a couple of block of wood under the tarp.)
Mike.
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Reply By: Member - Joe T (NT) - Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 10:43

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 at 10:43
here is a cheap solution, just put in your old newspaper and replace it after a week or two
or often as you can

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Reply By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 16:08

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 16:08
Hi Chris
We had the same problems with our camper and we ended up lining it with high densety
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Follow Up By: Member - Rick P (NT) - Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 16:13

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 at 16:13
Sorry pressed the wrong button, anyway try high density foam rubber with the silver lining available from Clark Rubber about $39 a meter. works really well but we used Sika adhesive because contact can let go if it gets really hot.
Cheers
Rick P
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Follow Up By: member - mazcan - Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:45

Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:45
hi nootsa
i use closed cell foam with alfoil one side stick on inside metal boxes and fibreglass camper and do not get any moisture problems dry as a bone wet or cold conditions also insulates against heat as well
cheers
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