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Working on a solution for a walk in refridge we just built

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Hi Pearl - working on a solution for a walk in refridge we just built in our home. Problem - everything is working perfectly however the front of the cooler is Insulated 1/2 glass surrounded by a steel door (with Panes). The door is insulated however we are still getting sweating on the outside of the door. Not good. I'm thinking of using heat tape on the inside of the door to maintain temp around 50-60 degrees so that it doesn't transfer the cold to the outside and then condense. Question: how warm will the heat tape get.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Since we finished it - about a month
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: don't think so!
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Phil replied 1 month ago.

Hello, send me a few photo's showing the door and edge of the door and door jam sides and bottom so I can get a better idea of what you need. Use the 'add files' link next to your send button to get those pictures to me.

Regarding use of heat strips. they come in all wattage range, a 100 watt rated strip, 15' long would not over heat as long as you do not over lap it with itself.

We can go from there.

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Attach a close up photo of the wiring diagram glued to the inside of the blower access door and I will mark it up with trouble shooting instructions then follow up with step by step training and coaching until you have a solution.

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