Dampness and warping.

Hi Guys.
For years I have used these Silica Gel Packs to prevent warping if your interior is not open place a few of them inside to keep it dry. I get them from my amazon boxes etc. ........Carl...........



  • edited January 12
    Good idea, however, silica gel has a short usable lifespan. In what seems a like a lifetime ago, the family business I grew up in manufactured insulated glass (two or more pieces of hermetically sealed glass separated by a tubular aluminum/steel spacer which was filled with silica granules. Once the silica reached it's absorption capacity it no longer added any benefit, hence, once the tubular spacer was filled it was placed between the sheets of glass and the entire unit was sealed around the perimeter edges as quickle as possible (hours not minutes). An commonly held belief is that there is a vacumn between the lites of glass but what was really required was a dry air space which was accomplished by the silica granulaes/sealed perimeter.....way to wordy...sorry 'bout that

    All that being said, still a good idea to add the gel packs as they cause no harm but for a short period of time can keep the interior dry for a relatively short period of time

  • Oh Boy I did not know that Terry so i am going to take the walls down and remove it. No I just will leave them in there.
    One of these days I will come up with something useful.
  • Hey buddy...I’ve lost track of how many tidbits of valuable information I’ve gleaned from your posts
  • Terry.
    Think about it Jar Head becomes a lineman problem solved. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ha.
  • edited January 12
    Well, ya know what
    they say about Marines....”A Marine is merely a Seabee without a trade”
    Ohh Rah

    Last summer while waiting at the VA for an appointment I was wearing my Seabee cover and an Iraq/Afghan Marine came up to me and said “You know we consider you Marines”....meant a lot to me
  • you know what else they say about marines?
    oh never mind....
  • Once a Marine always a Marine …..Oorah
  • My best man and friend was a Marine. My warehouse manager is a Marine. A very good customer on mine is a Marine and they never say that. I never heard a Marine say that except in a TV commercial. Do they really say that?
  • Oh come on Ed, I have heard that!
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