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    I have a pelican case, can it be used as a dry box?
    Anyone using it?

    It says,

    Watertight, crushproof, and dust proof
    Open cell core with solid wall design - strong, light weight
    O-ring seal
    Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve
    Stainless steel hardware
    Pick N Pluckô with convoluted lid foam
    Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Kah Heng View Post
    I have a pelican case, can it be used as a dry box?
    Anyone using it?

    It says,

    Watertight, crushproof, and dust proof
    Open cell core with solid wall design - strong, light weight
    O-ring seal
    Automatic Pressure Equalization Valve
    Stainless steel hardware
    Pick N Pluck™ with convoluted lid foam
    Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence
    Pelican cases are more expensive than dry cabinates volume wise...

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    Default Re: Pelican case as dry box

    if you want to save money, go to Sungei Road,
    the corner hardware shop at Blk 30 Kalantan Road,
    buy those Ammo box to use as dry box.
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    Default Re: Pelican case as dry box

    I already have a pelican case, thinking of using it as adry box.
    Is it possible?

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    Default Re: Pelican case as dry box

    of course you can.

    nobody say you can't
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    Default Re: Pelican case as dry box

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Kah Heng View Post
    I already have a pelican case, thinking of using it as adry box.
    Is it possible?
    Sure. Just remember to check on the silica gel and remember to reload them with dry ones. If you forget or get lazy, there goes your stuff.

    ANd remember to lock down the air valve so no air gets in or out. And check the O rings/rubber seals once in a while to make sure then are still usable and no leaks are happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Sure. Just remember to check on the silica gel and remember to reload them with dry ones. If you forget or get lazy, there goes your stuff.

    ANd remember to lock down the air valve so no air gets in or out. And check the O rings/rubber seals once in a while to make sure then are still usable and no leaks are happening.
    Thank you very much for the advices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Sure. Just remember to check on the silica gel and remember to reload them with dry ones. If you forget or get lazy, there goes your stuff.

    ANd remember to lock down the air valve so no air gets in or out. And check the O rings/rubber seals once in a while to make sure then are still usable and no leaks are happening.
    I may be outdated but some foam do emit fumes which may affect the coating on lens. Many years ago I damaged one Pentax 100mm macro lens this way, it was not possible to repair the damage. The lens was thrown out. Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Kah Heng View Post
    I have a pelican case, can it be used as a dry box?
    No.

    Use a tool properly for the purpose which it was made.

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    Default Re: Pelican case as dry box

    Quote Originally Posted by sgciti55 View Post
    I may be outdated but some foam do emit fumes which may affect the coating on lens. Many years ago I damaged one Pentax 100mm macro lens this way, it was not possible to repair the damage. The lens was thrown out. Ouch.
    foam will turn into powder after some time.
    but that wasn't that bad, you will rather they turn powder than they melt.
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    Default Re: Pelican case as dry box

    Quote Originally Posted by sgciti55 View Post
    I may be outdated but some foam do emit fumes which may affect the coating on lens. Many years ago I damaged one Pentax 100mm macro lens this way, it was not possible to repair the damage. The lens was thrown out. Ouch.
    I would think Pelican's foam should be ok?

    Anyway, Pelican cases also comes with dividers instead of foam.

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