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    Any time a hydro-carbon fuel is burned, a main byproduct is steam. You really do need to exhaust it outside your garage. As for covers, please do not use them unless they breath. As for helping with moisture they really won't help. To do any good there you must remove the water from the air inside your garage. One good think about running a dehumidifier and especially the special "Low Temp" models is that they help heat the air some. Try putting a thermometer by the discharge of one of them and let it run about 15 minutes and then read it. As for really running up your electric bill, unless you have a super powerful one or several running non stop, it really shouldn't cost all that much. Any method used to heat your garage or such will cost you some $ for the needed energy. The lowest cost, but also the most dirty and smokey would be to use scrap wood and/or paper trash as your fuel source. That's providing you are allowed to burn such as a heating fuel in your area. Please note that moisture is doing harm to the internals of your machinery. You might do yourself a big favor to look over the web sites for CRC and LPS chemicals.

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      Re: Condensation!!!

      With all that condensation occuring on the windows you may have quite a bit of mositure on the cold face of the insualtion. Moisture in the air will seek equilibrium. High humidity inside will migrate through permeable surface on it way to the outdoors if it is dryer there. Just as in the summer when the moisutre in the air condenses on the cold beer bottle, mositure may condense some where in the wall assemblies depending upon its dew point temperature. This can all be calculated to determine where in the wall it may condense but bottom line is if it does condense, the wall assemblies materials become wet and insulation usless.

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