Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

  1. #1

    Default How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    Hi guys just checking wats the ideal time for u to heat the selica gel in the oven to allow it to turn back to blue? and do u let it cool down before insert in back in the dry box?
    _________________
    helfizad.multiply.com

  2. #2

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    According to some the fumes are poisonous so I don't recommend you doing it in your oven. Just spend a few dollars and buy a new bottle. Or save up somemore and get a dry cabinet.

  3. #3

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    As long as you see the beads turn blue again, that's fine. It depends on the amount of the beads you are trying to dehumidify at one go.

    And yes, please let it cool down (until room temperature) since it can get very hot. Don't think you want to expose your skin and equipment to such high temperatures.

  4. #4

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    Quote Originally Posted by n0d3
    According to some the fumes are poisonous so I don't recommend you doing it in your oven. Just spend a few dollars and buy a new bottle. Or save up somemore and get a dry cabinet.
    true.!!! is it safe to warm it in the cooking oven????
    it's not worthed to sacrifice your health for a couple of dollars a bottle????

  5. #5

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    i put my selica gel under hot sun & it worked.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Jurong Island
    Posts
    1,124

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    Maybe you guys can try putting in a car which can get as hot as 45C on a hot day.

    Cheers

  7. #7

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmodel
    Maybe you guys can try putting in a car which can get as hot as 45C on a hot day.

    Cheers
    I don't think that's such a good idea. It's usually hot and humid in the car right?

  8. #8

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    thanks for sharing guess putting it out under hot sun work better.. for now till i get my dry cabi
    _________________
    helfizad.multiply.com

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Cons digger.
    Posts
    3,924

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    my car used to go up to 75deg in the hot afternoon.
    How fortunate for leaders that men do not think. - Adolf Hitler

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Buangkok
    Posts
    446

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    Microwave for 4-5 mins ... let it cool for 20 mins ...

    Leave the microwave door open to release the fumes for 30 mins.

    No Scientific basis to the above suggestion ... but that's what I do.

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Jurong Island
    Posts
    1,124

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    Some of these gels are known to have cancer causing agent.

    As such, I'll never use my frying pan, microwave oven, etc. for such purposes.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Tanjong Katong
    Posts
    3,710

    Default Re: How long u heat up the selica gel in the oven

    Quote Originally Posted by Lmodel
    Some of these gels are known to have cancer causing agent.

    As such, I'll never use my frying pan, microwave oven, etc. for such purposes.
    Correct for the blue colour silica gel. The blue colour is from Cobalt Chloride, which is known as carcinogen or cancer causing agent.

    The clear one or without humidity indicator contain no Cobalt Chloride. Or better find the orange one as this www.silica-gel.com mentioned.

    Better safe than sorry.

    Regards,
    Arto.
    Last edited by Artosoft; 6th April 2006 at 03:22 PM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •