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Re: filmscanners: Another Mission Completed
I live in a humid coastal area, but it is not sub-tropical as yours is,
and our summers dry out, sort of, so we can start over again in the fall
waterlogging everything. I have not experienced mould problems on
either slides or CDs/CD-Rs. Perhaps keeping them in a cooler place
might help? My computer system and storage materials (and film) are in
a ground level location which is a good 5-10 degrees F cooler than the
upper part of the house. I assume because of that, the humidity level
drops since the air can't hold it as well. We do run a dehumidifier
during the winter months about 24 hours once a week to dry things out.
Air conditioners pull a lot of humidity out of the air, and might be
cheaper in the long run in a warmer climate, while making it a lot more
pleasant. Do you have to replace or "recharge" a desiccant in your
We get gallons of water each time which my wife uses to rinse her hair,
claiming it makes her hair look better (our tap water is from a well and
is very hard).
> On storage of CDs
> Out of curiosity, anyone live in humid coastal areas (eg Florida)?
> My CDs develop mould very quickly, the only workable solution seems
> to be these demhumidifier cabinets. Gets filled fast, and cabinets
> are expensive.
> Needless to say, mould has attacked many early slides ('twas young
> and careless then).
> Anyone has better and/or cheaper alternatives?