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  1. #1
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    Question Suggestions to seal freezer panel joints !!!

    I have a 7,000 sq. ft. walk-in freezer about 18 years old. The seams between the ceiling panels are not sealed well anymore. Access to the top of the panels is not possible. I need some ideas or product that will help me seal the joints.
    I have tried silicone, wet and dry roof cement, thumb gum, foam insulation tape, cork tape, and rubber strips. All sandwiched between a 4" strip of .090 aluminum
    I have lots of condensation between the top of roof panel and roof deck (we are addressing this problem) so there is sitting and dripping water coming in. The temp inside the box is 0 to 5 degrees normally. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    From what you describe here, my first suggestion is to contact Munters as they have the whereabouts and means to tackle such an issue as yours.

    As I see it, this is primarily a failure of the box seal to prevent moisture penetration from the exterior to the interior. If the failure cannot be repaired, then the dewpoint of the air on the exterior must be lowered to minimize or eliminate the movement of moisture to the interior.

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    Company I work for has a guy that makes the material we use for just such a box.

    It requires a shutdown of the box and thorough drying of all seams, etc. Any moisture problems above the box need to be addressed FIRST.

    I can't fix it if it won't stay broke..

  4. #4
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    Thank you for the replies. Shutting down the box is not an option. The company has no other storage area or the time for a complete thaw (to seal properly).
    We are adressing the dew point on the extierior wiTh air movement and de humidification. Would like to seal the water infiltration to prevent the large ice bergs on the floor and seams.

  5. #5
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    The water is coming from the outside of the box. If you do manage to somehow seal up the inside, the water will still get sucked into the seams but it will have nowhere to go. It will then freeze inside of the panels and bust them apart. Good luck with that!

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    Customer can rent refer trucks temporally. There really is no other way to do it properly. Temp fixes never work. My philosophy is if you can't do it right, don't at all.


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    I can't fix it if it won't stay broke..

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    One way to outthink people is to make them think you think. They'll think you're not really thinking what you're trying to get them to think you think...........

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