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Where To Buy Silica Gel Packets Locally

Where To Buy Silica Gel Packets Locally -

So I urgently need some silica gel packets because I got water spilled on an iPad. I was wondering which shops might have them I'm in the East Midlands but I'm fairly sure if a store has them elsewhere then they'd probably have it at my local store too.

To put it in perspective, buying one lb. of desiccant packets normally costs about $15 plus shipping. These commercial packets are made of silica gel granules so one might think that buying the granules separately would save some money:

There are several ways to save money with this project. One is to buy silica gel locally and package it in appropriate sizes. You can typically buy one lb. of gel for around $5 locally. Hobby Lobby, or your local Florist are good places to start.

Another option for desiccant packs is to use glass or plastic bottles. This works especially well using silica gel as it stays granulated even when absorbing moisture whereas other products clump up. Simply fill the bottle with your product and poke holes in the lid to let air flow in and out.

Non-dairy creamer can be used as a desiccant. It needs to be transferred to more breathable packets, but it will turn hard as moisture is absorbed. Believe it or not, this was the number three product for absorbing moisture just behind calcium chloride and silica gel.

To keep your hammers and screwdrivers in tip-top shape, toss a few silica gel packets into your toolbox. They will effectively soak up the excess moisture that can lead to rust and corrosion. You can also place silica gel packets inside boxes of nails or screws, or pin them behind tools stored on a pegboard.

If you love gardening, you probably know that seeds lose their freshness (and thus their ability to germinate) over time. But storing your vegetable and flower seeds in a cool, dry spot together with a few silica gel packets helps prevent moisture from spoiling the seeds, and could give you an extra season or two before you need to plant them.

Luggage takes a beating, especially on the homeward leg of your trip, when the suitcases are full of dirty laundry. Prevent moisture damage and lingering odors by adding a few silica gel packets to each bag for the duration of your vacation.

I use silica gel packages from seaweed packages to put in with my gallon jars of dehydrated fruit. I bought a 36 pack from costco just the other day. I take out the silica gel from each package, wipe them with paper towel and put them into a jar with paper towel whcih will draw moisture from the packets. In one gallon jar of dehydrated apples, pears or plums I use 2 packets. This will keep tgem dry and mold free :)))

In many items, moisture encourages the growth of mold and spoilage. Condensation may also damage other items such as electronics and may speed the decomposition of chemicals, such as those in vitamin pills. Through the inclusion of silica gel packets, these items can be preserved longer. It may aid the drying out of electronic equipment during attempts to restore items that have been exposed to moisture accidentally.

Silica gel is also used to dry the air in industrial compressed air systems. Air from the compressor discharge flows through a bed of silica gel beads. The silica gel adsorbs moisture from the air, preventing damage at the point of use of the compressed air due to condensation or moisture. The same system is used to dry the compressed air on railway locomotives, where condensation and ice in the brake air pipes can lead to brake failure.

Silica gel is a desiccant, or drying agent, that manufacturers often place in little packets to keep moisture from damaging certain food and commercial products. You may have seen silica packets in everything from beef jerky to the new shoes you bought.

Given that silica gel strongly adsorbs moisture and may contain poisonous additives (such as color indicators, fungicides, or pesticides), packets of silica gel usually bear warnings for the user not to eat the contents but to throw the packets away. The f


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