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Re: filmscanners: Another Mission Completed

I used to live in a jungle environment here in Hawaii and had mildew/fungus 
problems with
floppy's and audio/vidio tapes.  I put them in a Rubbermaid Chest, sealed off 
the two air
holes (one under each handhold) with tape and put everything in it along with 
moisture absorbing chrystals, such as Damp Rid or Stay Dry, which are available 
in most
drugstores.  Worked like a champ.  Total investment under $20 USD.   Need to 
empty the
water container several times a year and refill the crystals.


----- Original Message -----
From: "tflash" <tflash@earthlink.net>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 21:22
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Another Mission Completed

on 5/11/01 8:44 PM, Arthur Entlich wrote:

>> How about wrap them in groups of say 10 in food wrap (cling film in the UK)
>> and include some silica gel which could be replaced every couple of years.
>> Should be very cheap and I dont see why it shouldn't work. A more expensive
>> but more durable option would be to replace the cling film with air tight
>> plastic food boxes - you'd still need the cling film.
> Actually, I'd think your idea would work using the heavier "zip-lock"
> freezer bags with a small silica gel pack.
> BTW, silica gel can be recharged with a microwave or regular oven.

How 'bout doing all the above and putting it all in a closet or wardrobe
with a humidifier in it. I wonder if putting CD's in a ziplock/tupperware
thing and then the freezer would add to their longevity?



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