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Worked for me, no sweat
on July 6, 2011
I live in a house that's fed with very cold well water, and in the humid New England summers the condensation on our toilet tank resulted in permanent puddles on our bathroom floor. Using this kit didn't completely stop the "sweating," but it's greatly reduced.
Installing the insulation is pretty easy, though not trivial. What you get in the package is several sheets of styrofoam, one of which has some circular cutouts to fit around the drain and feed pipes in the toilet tank, a large tube of adhesive, and instructions. You have to empty and dry the inside of your toilet tank before beginning the installation. The styrofoam has to be cut into pieces that are then fit into place inside the tank. Doing the bottom of the tank is the hardest, requiring that you cut out a number of little pieces to fit around the pipes. If the sides of your tank are curved (as most are), you'll have to cut the foam into strips small enough to follow the curve fairly closely. The foam lining isn't supposed to be water tight, but gaps of more than 1/8" between your pieces should be avoided--the one spot on my tank that still sweats most noticeably is at a corner where I left a gap of about 3/16". The biggest time sink in the job is waiting for the adhesive to dry--you have to apply the glue to both surfaces and then wait 5 to 10 minutes before sticking each piece in place. You're also supposed to wait 5 hours before filling the tank, so, um, "plan ahead" if you only have one bathroom.
Some of the adhesive had hardened in the tube I received, but there was still plenty enough to do the job. If there hadn't been, I expect that a 5-minute epoxy would have worked fine as a substitute--perhaps even better than the provided adhesive, since there wouldn't be as much wait-time for it to cure.