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Old 02-04-2006, 01:57 AM   #1
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Foam

If you have a humidifier with the green "florist " foam or have a hunk in your humidor it works best if you let it sit in distilled water for a few hours until it is really heavy. I found out the hard way as I kept checking mine and it was always dry.
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:16 AM   #2
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Huh?

Sorry Clint, I'm missing something apparently. How does this control humidity?
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Old 02-04-2006, 04:57 AM   #3
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Foam bad - beads good
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:12 AM   #4
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The florest foam will work, but you do have to watch it. The foam also just keeps the air moist - not a specific humidity. So, you risk making things to humid.

Agreed that the beads are much easier. They will regulate humidity, not just keep things humid.

But, especially for large installations, the foam does work.

Just my 2 cents!
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Old 02-04-2006, 05:57 AM   #5
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Re: Foam

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it works best if you let it sit in distilled water for a few hours until it is really heavy.
That's exactly what you don't want to do. If the foam with 50/50 is saturated, it cannot absorb water as the RH rises. In essence, all you have is a dish of water in your humi. The foam should never be saturated,
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Old 02-04-2006, 12:00 PM   #6
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Huh?

Sorry Clint, I'm missing something apparently. How does this control humidity?
I'll try to explain a little further:
I was stating that the florist foam retains water really well and if used in a humidor it will provide extra humidity or with new humidors as they are dry when purchased. Therefore a piece of this foam acts as an excellent water retention device to quickly bring up the humidity level. Many individual have asked recently about wiping down the inside of new humidors. I believe that this foam method may be a better alternative. I am not trying to lay claim to the idea as I have heard about this before. Many individuals use distilled water or 50/50 solution. I'm letting it be known that I have no idea what the name of this green foam is hence the title "foam" for this thread.
I had to run out this morning and realize now that the topic may have sounded odd.

Does this clarify everything?
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Old 02-04-2006, 01:33 PM   #7
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I'm letting it be known that I have no idea what the name of this green foam is hence the title "foam" for this thread.
It's florist foam, the same thing that the florist uses to keep flowers fresh. It's also used in almost every humidor's credo. If all you are trying to do is season a humidor, just use a dish of distilled water. It's a lot easier.
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I'm letting it be known that I have no idea what the name of this green foam is hence the title "foam" for this thread.
It's florist foam, the same thing that the florist uses to keep flowers fresh. It's also used in almost every humidor's credo. If all you are trying to do is season a humidor, just use a dish of distilled water. It's a lot easier.
Actually the foam would probably do a better job getting a box seasoned since it has much more surface area for evaporation than just a dish of water has.
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I'm letting it be known that I have no idea what the name of this green foam is hence the title "foam" for this thread.
It's florist foam, the same thing that the florist uses to keep flowers fresh. It's also used in almost every humidor's credo. If all you are trying to do is season a humidor, just use a dish of distilled water. It's a lot easier.
Actually the foam would probably do a better job getting a box seasoned since it has much more surface area for evaporation than just a dish of water has.
I guess it depends on the size of the foam block vs the size of the dish.
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Oh, so now size does matter!.

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