Joseph Meehan wrote:And just to add that if you do use silica gel, don't breath in the dust>
> "Sugob" <noSPAMcomcast.net> wrote in message
> news:SQ5Pa.24118$H17.6462sccrnsc02...>> > Has anyone used a moisture absorber product called Zorb-it? Claims to be
> > better than silica gel and never needs "renewed".
> What does "renewed" mean? It shounds like advertiser hype.
>>> > I've also been told to get
> > kitty litter
> Too dusty, needs lots of volume and needs replacement.
>>> > or flower dryer and make my own packets.
> Not always the same product from one manufacturer to another. Most are
> silica gel, but some also have a dust problem.
>>> > Do coffee filters work
> > as a membrane?
> Sure for coffee grounds. I would not suggest it for protecting camera
> equiptment, too much dust and not very strong.
>>> > Any better suggestions?
> > Thanks,
> > Dan
as it's supposed to have a similar effect on the lungs as asbestos. Best
to buy it from one of the manufacturers pre-packaged in cotton bags.
Any dessicant, including silica gel is pretty useless after a short time
if it's not in a sealed container with the equipment and will need to be
reactivated for a few hours in a hot oven...