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    May I know which one is better?

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    Default Re: Dry Box vs. Dry Cabinet

    Definitely dry cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    May I know which one is better?
    For your info,we have 945412975 threads here on 'Dry cabinet' and 'Dry box'.Please kindly do a search

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    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    May I know which one is better?
    welcome to ClubSNAP..

    it is very easy to use the search function, using the keyword "dry cabinet", "dry box" do a thread title search and you can find the results instantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    May I know which one is better?
    Dry box is better - for house moving. Easy to pick up and carry. Any dry cabinet is more bulky and heavier.
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    Default Re: Dry Box vs. Dry Cabinet

    coz i'm renting in sg so it's definetly a dry box, dry cabi is too bulky to move around, i just need to reheat the silicon gel every 1-2 weeks and when they don't recharge anymore i just refill with a new one

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    Quote Originally Posted by willdoang View Post
    coz i'm renting in sg so it's definetly a dry box, dry cabi is too bulky to move around, i just need to reheat the silicon gel every 1-2 weeks and when they don't recharge anymore i just refill with a new one
    it's carcinogenic... be careful with it...
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    Dry box V.S Dry cabinet

    Icebox V.S refrigerator

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    I'm guessing theres 987654321 threads ready to be searched with regards to your query.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    it's carcinogenic... be careful with it...
    Bro...it's not carcinogenic. But breathing in the dust causes silicosis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotwork77 View Post
    Bro...it's not carcinogenic. But breathing in the dust causes silicosis.
    The silica is not carcinogenic but the cobalt(II) chloride that is added into the gel certainly is, so yes, the blue silica gels sold are cancer causing.
    Last edited by spree86; 5th September 2010 at 02:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    The silica is not carcinogenic but the cobalt(II) chloride that is added into the gel certainly is, so yes, the blue silica gels sold are cancer causing.
    You're right. I've overlooked that part cos I was focusing on pure silica gel.
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    Default Re: Dry Box vs. Dry Cabinet

    i though all the blue silica gel sold in the market is a cobalt free one already compared to the orange one, i think if it's caused such a terrible condition it won't marketed widely and openly in the singapore market, just my thoughts though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by willdoang View Post
    i though all the blue silica gel sold in the market is a cobalt free one already compared to the orange one, i think if it's caused such a terrible condition it won't marketed widely and openly in the singapore market, just my thoughts though..
    The blue gel contains Cobalt Chloride, the orange gel does not.
    There are more substances marketed widely and openly in Singapore that can cause cancer and other stuffs. The main question is always: proper usage and enough disclaimers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotwork77 View Post
    You're right. I've overlooked that part cos I was focusing on pure silica gel.


    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    The blue gel contains Cobalt Chloride, the orange gel does not.
    There are more substances marketed widely and openly in Singapore that can cause cancer and other stuffs. The main question is always: proper usage and enough disclaimers.
    I think its because small amounts of it shouldn't cause any problems, however, not really sure about the effects of long term exposure to the substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post




    I think its because small amounts of it shouldn't cause any problems, however, not really sure about the effects of long term exposure to the substance.
    Handling Cobalt Blue by itself would not cause any problem, it is only toxic when ingested orally or through an open wound. Breathing in the dust would also be toxic. The body however requires minute amounts as it is the component that makes up vitamin B12.

    Get a dry cabinet for long term use.
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    Dun forget where you'd be "cooking" your sillica gel... in oven or microwave.

    Where your food will be,

    think about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ismokeweed79 View Post
    Dry box V.S Dry cabinet

    Icebox V.S refrigerator



    Well I think this sums it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by touchmenotish View Post
    May I know which one is better?
    Dry box - S$20 or free , hassle to change, reheat, health concern. Hard to control humidity, either too dry or not dry enough

    Dry box - S$118 hassle free, health concern free , easily adjustable humidity

    For the price difference of S$100+ , I would say the $100 is the best $100 I had spent on photographic equipment so far.

    It amaze me to see other people scrimping on S$100+ on a dry cabi, but spent S$100+ on a camera bag or filters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ismokeweed79 View Post
    Dry box V.S Dry cabinet

    Icebox V.S refrigerator
    Nice analogy!

    Quote Originally Posted by stonefish35 View Post



    Well I think this sums it up.
    I'm sure some people will still justify dry box though...

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