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#1 HenryB

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

I have a concrete pier in my observatory and it sometimes sweats moisture. I was wondering if painting with drylock or something similar is an OK idea.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Are you sure it is sweating and not just dripping with condensation? If it's the latter, painting won't help much :)

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Hi Byran, Welcome to Cloudy Nights! Glad to have you join us, especially in our little corner of Observatories!

Another member brings up a good point, as to whether your pier is sweating, or if it's condensation. Is anything else on the pier wet?

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:22 PM

I spray painted my concrete pier Celestron Orange.

#5 Alex McConahay

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:16 PM

Andif it is the former----do you really want to seal that stuff in? And if you do, will the paint last? (Sorry, I am unfamiliar with sweaty concrete. I don't think we have it in southern California.)

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#6 HenryB

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:45 AM

More moisture is on the pier after a rain so I suspect it is wicking up from underground. It does suffer from condensation as well but that is minor.

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#7 HunterofPhotons

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

More moisture is on the pier after a rain so I suspect it is wicking up from underground. It does suffer from condensation as well but that is minor.

Bryan


It's condensation.

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#8 HenryB

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

I won't worry about it then. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

If the paint starts peeling, scrape it off and use swimming pool paint.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

Wrap it with indoor/outdoor carpet.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:08 AM

Wrap it with indoor/outdoor carpet.


Depending on the location; couldn't this encourage mold growth, as the carpet would remain damp? :question:






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