Condensation on Bathroom Sink

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by hhd88833, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. hhd88833

    hhd88833 New Member

    We live full time in a 35" fifth wheel. The area under the bathroom sink has a 14 x 14 laundry chute opening to the storage area below. The plumbing drain vent is also located underneath the sink. All this is enclosed with the cabinet around the sink. We currently are staying in an extremely hot & humid climate (Louisiana Gulf Coast). Our problem is the underneath side of the sink is allowing condensation to form on the sink bowl. This caused a mold issue in the area under the sink before it was first discovered. I have since closed off the laudry shoot opening and cleaned the walls of any mold. My theory is that either the moisture from the hot air in the storage area or from the drain vent is condensing on the much cooler sink bowl. We keep the inside temp around 72. Has anyone else seen this problem occur? If so how did you correct it? I am thinking of removing the sink and trying to find some kind of spray on material that can be used to insulate the bottom of the sink. Does anyone know of such a material?

    Hot in La.
  2. s.harrington

    s.harrington Senior Member

    Re: Condensation on Bathroom Sink

    you should probably insulate and seal your laundry chute to prevent the hot moist air from outside getting in a good foam seal for doors should do the trick for a seal. The insulation couls be spray foam insulation just use card board or paneling to make a mold. If you think its from the drain vent, wrap a rag around it and see if that gets wet. The water will collect on the cloth.

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