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Old 07-13-2010, 01:10 PM   #1
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I'm finishing out a large garage where machinery will be stored wet, loaded with ice and snow. Snowmachines and track vehicles mostly. This structure will have infloor heat and will melt the snow and ince cause high humidity situation frequently. I'm looking for a substrate to use on the walls and ceiling, like a DensShield just cheaper and smoother. Any ideas??
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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I'd say regular 5/8'' firecode drywall, good finish job and an excellent primer and paint. If you want to step it up a notch use exterior board. Keep the board off the floor at least 1/2''.

Don't cheap out on the paint.


We don't get much snow here in Florida, just high humidity.

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Old 07-20-2010, 01:14 PM   #3
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In a way, it's almost the same thing

I have seen this senario in the past and the vapor will accumulate on walls and every other surface colder then air temperature. The problem in a cold climate is dew point; the vapor differentiation is so great, it accumulates on the vapor retarder and the 10% or vapor that passes through will rot/mold/mildew the structure.

I'm thinking of putting a humidistat and fan in.
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Griffino.........Try posting this in General discussion. you may get some more responses from guys from the North country.

Good luck.
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