What do those little silica packets do?

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  1. Bryan X

    Bryan X Producer

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    I have a question that is off-topic and probably deserves it's own thread, but I'll ask it anyway.

    I have small box I'd like to keep moisture out of. Is there anything I could use that would absorb the moisture? I know this is probably a pipe dream, but it would be great if someone made some kind of packet that would do this.
     
  2. Tony Whalen

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    Bryan, I think there is a product out there that can do the trick for you, just don't use salsa at the same time. I've heard it can be dangerous...
     
  3. Mark Barnhill

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    I remember reading a thread about that somewhere on this forum. You might do search for "silica or salsa" and turn up something. [​IMG] Also, never, ever, throw these packets into lakes or waterways.
     
  4. Chris Hovanic

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    I heard somewhere..(maybe on this forum) that if you have extra runny salsa (IE too much moisture) you can use them to absorb the excess moisture.
    Check out www.XtraRunnySalsaNsilica.com (not a real link [​IMG] [​IMG] )for more info [​IMG]
     
  5. Maurice McCone

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    I just spilt some moisture on my computer table [​IMG]
    any suggestions on what I can use to mop it up ?
     
  6. Moe Maishlish

    Moe Maishlish Supporting Actor

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    [Yoda Voice] Absorb moisture, they do. [/Yoda Voice]
    They also make for great pie-filling... mmmm.... silica pie... [​IMG]
    Moe.
     
  7. Paul_Fisher

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  8. Bryan X

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    This is great. As a joke, I threw one of those little packets in my friends swimming pool. Won't he be surprised when he gets home from work and his pool is empty!
     
  9. Paul_Fisher

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    Bryan, I did that once, you have to use 2 packets. Using one only absorbs half the pool. Better hurry up and get a new hard drive!!
     
  10. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    So, instead of buying a new dehumidifier for my basement... I should have been saving all these little packets? Crap.

    Where does the silica put the moisture? Are they some sort of gateway to a moisture-laden other world?
     
  11. Bryan X

    Bryan X Producer

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  12. Kirk Gunn

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    But how does the Matrix know how much moisture these packets should absorb ?
     
  13. DavidAM

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    I guess we'll just never know what they do [​IMG]
     
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  15. Holadem

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    Why do they include hard drives with silica shipments? [​IMG]
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    Holadem
     
  16. Jim_F

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    To clear up any misconceptions, they are a dessicant. They have no established relationship with condiments. They are not poisonous, but may present a choking hazard, especially if used in place of tortilla chips.

    Hope this helps.
     
  17. Jim_F

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    Re: My previous post-Sorry, it's just my dry sense of humor. I really must stop saving these silica packets.
     
  18. Adam Bluhm

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    I think there's a nice batch of silica and salsa at Cincodemyo...
    .. for any of you Seinfeld fans. [​IMG]
     
  19. Jim_F

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    Clarification: They will adsorb a fair amount of seltzer. Perhaps that was a source of confusion.
     
  20. Kevin P

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    Only on HTF can a thread about silica dessicant packets go to 2 pages. [​IMG]
     

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