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#21 Finzup

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 01:07 AM

Viper,

Thank you for your post. One quick question... Do you recommend using a "purified" bottled water, such as Dasani, to hydrate the beads? Or are there still too many minerals to clog them up?

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 09:08 AM

Viper,

Thank you for your post. One quick question... Do you recommend using a "purified" bottled water, such as Dasani, to hydrate the beads? Or are there still too many minerals to clog them up?

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Most bottled waters have too much minerals in them. Ultimately the minerals will ruin the beads. I recommend either Distilled Water or water from a reverse osmosis dispenser.

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 08:19 AM

If I use nylon like Panty Hose to hold the beads, will it hurt the cigars if the nylon is touching the cigars? ???

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Posted 25 March 2005 - 01:26 PM

I always wondered why some beads were clear and some were white. Thanks for the info! :thumbs:

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 03:26 PM

Good info I almost posted a question that you answered, thanks for not making me look like a super newbie.
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Posted 11 April 2005 - 02:14 PM

This should definately be a sticky message. This answers several questions I had as I contemplated the creation of a coolidor.

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Posted 11 April 2005 - 07:02 PM

I always wondered why some beads were clear and some were white. Thanks for the info! :thumbs:

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No such thing as a "stupid" newbie, just a uninformed one.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 03:20 AM

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 08:27 AM

Thanks for topping this Viper! I just ordered my first pound of beads last week and look forward to using them. Unfortunately, they were confiscated the second they came in, and I won't see them till Christmas. :angry:

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:08 AM

You have made another convert here Viper. New Years resolution of making a cooler-dor/tupper-dor combined with changing my current PIA humidification system just gained you another customer. Thanks for the great FAQ post. This should be really made into a sticky post for all those bead "virgins" just like I used to be :D

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 04:11 PM

Just got my beads for my new humidor.

I've already determined that they're pretty much the best thing since sliced bread - I can't recommend them highly enough....I don't have look in my humidor every day wondering.....what a nice relief.

Great product Viper.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 04:28 PM

I am using the foam oasis humidifiers with the 50/50 mix in my humidor. I've been wanting to order the beads for a while, but have a question first. Once I take out the humidifiers that have the 50/50 mix and replace them with the beads, will the beads get damaged from the 50/50 mix or will I have to let the humidor air out before installing the beads?

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 08:52 PM

Thanks for the post Viper. I just ordered beads from you 2 days ago and I got my email confirming everything. If it wasn't for this forum I wouldn't have my 50 qt cooler sitting in the other room waiting for the beads. These beads are really no-brainers.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:32 PM

Thanks for the post Viper. I just ordered beads from you 2 days ago and I got my email confirming everything. If it wasn't for this forum I wouldn't have my 50 qt cooler sitting in the other room waiting for the beads. These beads are really no-brainers.

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I just ordered more beads too. It's nice to be able to have enough beads on hand just in case. :)

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 03:39 PM

Thanks for the post Viper. I just ordered beads from you 2 days ago and I got my email confirming everything. If it wasn't for this forum I wouldn't have my 50 qt cooler sitting in the other room waiting for the beads. These beads are really no-brainers.

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viper is top notch, and his products are of the upmost quality.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 08:03 PM

I am using the foam oasis humidifiers with the 50/50 mix in my humidor. I've been wanting to order the beads for a while, but have a question first. Once I take out the humidifiers that have the 50/50 mix and replace them with the beads, will the beads get damaged from the 50/50 mix or will I have to let the humidor air out before installing the beads?

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Sorry for the delay in responding.

Unless you have actually spilled the 50/50 mix in the humidor the propelyne glycol should be in the humidifier. The only this that offgases in the 50/50 mix is the water portion, the PG stays put. So long answer short, no need to air it out.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 09:01 PM

luv those beads I think they are great keeping my humi's stabil for a month now. Thanks Viper

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 07:06 PM

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 10:25 AM

I am using the foam oasis humidifiers with the 50/50 mix in my humidor. I've been wanting to order the beads for a while, but have a question first. Once I take out the humidifiers that have the 50/50 mix and replace them with the beads, will the beads get damaged from the 50/50 mix or will I have to let the humidor air out before installing the beads?

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Unless you have actually spilled the 50/50 mix in the humidor the propelyne glycol should be in the humidifier. The only thing that offgases in the 50/50 mix is the water portion, the PG stays put. So long answer short, no need to air it out.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 01:15 PM

If I use nylon like Panty Hose to hold the beads, will it hurt the cigars if the nylon is touching the cigars? ???

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Any thoughts on this Viper? Also, if you lay the nylon directly onto the cedar trays, will the cedar absorb the moisture where it touches the nylon?




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