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JohnDeereJimOhio
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:23 am    Post subject: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My garage is well insulated we went from 12-20 degrees last week too 60 degrees today.. When I walked in the shop all my tractors I"m working on are soaked from sweating... How do I stop this?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think you have to the shop warmer so the metal don"t get so cold.....I have this issue in the spring sometimes
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

jim, you need to get some air flowing through the building, open the windows a little, vented soffits. if heated a dehumidifier would help. chuck
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Forgotthe word (keep) the shop warmer
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:47 am    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

that old iron gets cold and doesn"t warm up as fast as the air, sweats
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote


One of two things, find a way to remove the moisture from that southern air before it gets to you, or keep your tractors warmer than the warm air mass that is coming. Don't open windows until you either heat the tractors or the humidity goes down or you will just get more sweating.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

if it's unheated you won't..mine looks like it rained in it
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mine sweat in the unheated barn too. Nothing I can do about it.
As a reminder, if they sweat on the outside, they sweat on the inside.
Expect to find some water/moisture in the oils.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No pumping more warm wet air in to your cold tractor will just
make it sweat worse. Any time its colder than the dew point of the
air it will sweat.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Easy to stop it you just make sure it has true control of heat and cold as in you keep it at say 70 degrees year round. Condensation is a fact to life unless you do things like heat and cool a building so as to keep it from being able to happen
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This means a good storm is headed your way! Believe me!!
Other signs to watch for too is;
Fluid filled tires sweating
Garage door opener works from a farther distance
Cars on a gravel road can be heard a mile away.
A person's voice will echo between the buildings.

These are just a few that I have noticed and can remember.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Plug in the coolant and oil heaters if equipped. The warmth will keep some of the critical areas of the machine from collecting condensation.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's how dehumidifiers work. Warm moist air meets cold and moistures condenses. My garage floor looks like it rained on it every spring till it equalizes temps.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's the same as the condensation on your beer can in the summer. If you drank warm beer it wouldn't do that.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Tractors sweating!??? Help Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You cannot unless you heat your garage.

Dean
 
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