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Old Oct 1, 2002, 5:51 AM   #1
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Default Build an airtight Camera Box to protect Cam from moisture!

Hi everyone,

Has someone seen or built an custom camera Box, preferably made of transparent acrylic sheet,

I was looking forward to build one myself to store my equipment in Monsoon, to prevent it from gathering any moisture.

I have not been very successful in saving my equipment from fungus in monsoon season,

any help is appreciated

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Old Oct 1, 2002, 8:04 AM   #2
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Simple as this may sound...

Why not use large Ziplock bags with a anti-moisture gel pack in each?
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Old Oct 1, 2002, 8:33 AM   #3
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check out pelican cases. they are waterproof to a depth of 10 ft submerged. o ring sealed. complete with pressure relief valves. they should keep your gear dry in storage in combination w/dessicant.

http://www.pelican.com/main.htm

they produce boxes of varying dimensions.

they take a mean beating too.

used on many ocean kayak trips.

Why transparent for storage?



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Old Oct 2, 2002, 6:30 AM   #4
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sjms,
I wanted the box to be transparent , because i would throw in half a lb. of silica gel inside it and monitor the colour change and regenerate the Silica gel accordingly, that way i would keep my equipment moisture free for longer periods.

the box will be stationery and will not be carried out anywhere,
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truthfully that will be an expensive endevour in acrylic. the pelican cases are very airtight. try it in a plane and watch it bow from the altitude change. you will be able to leave things in there for months dry with dessicant.

if your real paranoid and real good at cutting and sealing. get a pelican box the size you require. then get a piece of clear lexan about 4"x4"x 1/4". choose ypur location for the dessicant in the box. cut a 3 1/2"x3 1/2 hole right over the dessicant area. glue and seal properly and you now have a observation port to check the dessicant condition without opening. these boxes have been abused in the worst places in the world.

this would be a simple way to maintain the waterproof characteristics above water.
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