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    hi... i want to store my camera stuff in a dry case. not those cabinet types...

    just those air-tight cases where u have to put in silica gel.
    question is... after i buy a bottle of silica gel.... do i leave the whole bottle in it or pour the silica gel in???

    how long can silica gel keep the dry case dry?

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    Well u can use film canisters and poke holes in them to store the silica gel. No need to pour the whole bottle.

    If they turn pink u can heat them over a pan to remove the moisture and they will turn blue.

    Make a few canister to keep in the box and check on them regularly and u should have no problems

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    1. put in cloth bag. since you can microwave silica gel in a cloth bag.

    2. if you open and close the box while in an air-con room (=50-55% humidity), you will not need to microwave silica gel for a long,long time

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    Originally posted by erwinx
    1. put in cloth bag. since you can microwave silica gel in a cloth bag.

    2. if you open and close the box while in an air-con room (=50-55% humidity), you will not need to microwave silica gel for a long,long time
    whoa mircowave silica gel eh?? they won't explode or anything?

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    Nope they won't nut watch it all the same watch it since a microwaves use microwaves (duh) to vibrate the water absorbed by the silican gel to make them evaporate.

    but i;ve heard of silican gel melting in too high a tempreature though.

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    i should keep the humidity in the box at around 50% right??

    so i need to get that instrument to measure it... can't remember what's it called.

    where can i get it from? and how much does it cost?

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    Originally posted by BoXXer
    i should keep the humidity in the box at around 50% right??

    so i need to get that instrument to measure it... can't remember what's it called.

    where can i get it from? and how much does it cost?
    tt's a digital hygrometer. it runs on batteries.

    can be bought from SLT.

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    Hmm? does a DC needs to be stored in a dry case too?

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    got lens also mah...
    anyway i kept mine in a small dry box too.

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    Originally posted by Venturis
    got lens also mah...
    anyway i kept mine in a small dry box too.
    how much does tat costs?

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    Originally posted by MeNaCeWu
    how much does tat costs?
    dun get mine, $20 for the smallest size, brand "unique"....
    Some of the guys suggested lock n lock (hope i get the brand right) air tight case. Seems cheap and good.

    http://www.pbase.com/image/8710291

    think they bought at diamaru....
    Last edited by Venturis; 20th December 2002 at 01:11 AM.

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    Originally posted by Venturis


    dun get mine, $20 for the smallest size, brand "unique"....
    Some of the guys suggested lock n lock (hope i get the brand right) air tight case. Seems cheap and good.

    http://www.pbase.com/image/8710291

    think they bought at diamaru....
    the dry case has plastic hinges which will wear out much faster... i would get those with metal locks

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    Originally posted by BoXXer


    the dry case has plastic hinges which will wear out much faster... i would get those with metal locks
    where to get one and how much does one costs?

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    hi MeNaCeWu ..

    i saw a few at mscolor .. the big one .. slightly bigger than the one Venturis posted .. is selling for $30 (if i remembered correctly) ..

    a qn .. besides dry case and silica gel .. what else do we need to store our dc huh ??

    THANX !!

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    Originally posted by coozie
    hi MeNaCeWu ..


    a qn .. besides dry case and silica gel .. what else do we need to store our dc huh ??

    THANX !!
    no need other things alredi.

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    Originally posted by chucks


    no need other things alredi.
    ok .. thanx .. *phew* ..

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