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Posted: 9/15/2002 8:52:31 AM EDT
Need them for my ammo cans, been storing without but don't want to ruin my ammo. Just need a good online source. Thanks! s0ulzer0
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Link Posted: 9/15/2002 9:15:06 AM EDT
Thanks RAF!
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 9:49:23 AM EDT
Sheetrock makes an excellent desiccant, just cut to appropriate size 1" by 2" etc. Available at any construction site dumpster.
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 10:19:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hotrod: Sheetrock makes an excellent desiccant, just cut to appropriate size 1" by 2" etc. Available at any construction site dumpster.
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I never thought of that - Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/15/2002 10:49:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/16/2002 9:58:12 AM EDT
Just go to your local pet store and look in the kitty litter section. The latest fad in kitty litter is desiccant, I guess it helps keep the smell down. Just pour it in a old sock and your set.
Link Posted: 9/16/2002 11:10:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JAKE-T-SNAKE: Just go to your local pet store and look in the kitty litter section. The latest fad in kitty litter is desiccant, I guess it helps keep the smell down. Just pour it in a old sock and your set.
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What a great idea! I should have thought of that! I remember my old boss never spent the xtra cash on ZipZorb for oil spills in the shop, always used cheap cat litter and it worked as good! Also - thanks brouhaha for the links! I'm going to use the kitty sock in one, sheet rock in another and buy some Desi-Paks for the 3rd. Then I'll see how they do. I'm not a "long term" storage guy - just buy & shoot it up as I can. Thanks All!
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 5:19:29 AM EDT
Actually s0ulzer0 I did not mean clay litter. (Although that would work too.) I meant Moister absorbing desiccant is the new type of kitty litter, comes in half gallon to gallon size jugs of little clear silica balls.
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 6:34:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By JAKE-T-SNAKE: Actually s0ulzer0 I did not mean clay litter. (Although that would work too.) I meant Moister absorbing desiccant is the new type of kitty litter, comes in half gallon to gallon size jugs of little clear silica balls.
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Thanks for clearing that up! I don't have cats, so I'm not up on the latest litter trend. Is this better to use? Is the silica desiccant beter than the clay? (Not just in litter, but in Desi-Paks)
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 6:42:09 AM EDT
Cheaper Than Dirt. AB
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 6:53:08 AM EDT
http://www.desiccare.com They used to sell directly on the web, but I can't find the consumer page now. They were very inexpensive, about $20 for 20 pillow paks. I got the silica ones because they can be reused.
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 6:59:00 AM EDT
I seen something somewhere that was suppose to absorb to the point of keeping guns from rusting in your gunsafe... for years at a time. Anyone use anything like this???
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Link Posted: 9/18/2002 9:28:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer: find a buddy in the computer field. I have so many packets of desicant it is insane. I pull them out each time i swap a part. Got them packed in gun cases, the same, ammo boxes, suitcases. Hell my house could flood and nothing would get wet. [:D] mike
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I'm in the computer field, but do not pack/ship parts. I to Tech Support. Sadly, no access to the silica. [:(]
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 9:31:09 AM EDT
I've found info on both the Clay & Silica desiccant, both can be reactivated in the oven. Clay takes longer to reactivate than the silica gel, but no mention of which was better for ammo/gun storage. Does anyone know? Clay or Silica is best?
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Link Posted: 9/18/2002 9:55:24 AM EDT
[img]http://64.95.118.51/images/opti/36/52/petsCatsLitterAllTidy_Cats_Crystals-resized220.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 12:10:43 PM EDT
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[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1381847938[url] When is need, turn to Ebay...The guy below sells a pound of silica in packs for 2 bucks.. 2 bucks 2 bucks 2 bucks.. hmmmm I'm all of a sudden hankering for a burger king.. [url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1381279679[/url] [img]http://ebay1.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_e17e2897bf5256e72e52ca6e3310ea64/i-1.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 12:22:36 PM EDT
[url=]www.cabelas.com[/url] has several different types and sizes.
Link Posted: 9/18/2002 12:36:22 PM EDT
Okay, so if I buy some of the new "fad" kitty litter and use it to protect my ammo, how will I know that I need to renew it? I would assume that you would renew it the same way you would with the other renewable products. With regard to the sheetrock idea - great idea BTW. How do I know when that is all used up? Thanks for all the great tips! marm0t
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