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5gal. bucket storing in a Humid basement!!

Postby Pathfinder28 » Wed May 23, 2012 11:03 pm

I want to start storing rice and beans in 5gal. buckets using mylar and O2 absorbers,in the basement. My problem is that the humidity is high and the temperature is in the 60s. I would like to know should I be ok,at storing in those conditions?
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Re: 5gal. bucket storing in the basement!!

Postby Lynda » Thu May 24, 2012 3:48 am

Pathfinder28 wrote:I want to start storing rice and beans in 5gal. buckets using mylar and O2 absorbers,in the basement. My problem is that the humidity is high and the temperature is in the 60s. I would like to know should I be ok,at storing in those conditions?



During the summer months I use a dehumidifier and as long as the containers are properly sealed it shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: 5gal. bucket storing in the basement!!

Postby mickyfb » Thu May 24, 2012 7:33 am

Sounds like near ideal conditions if your mylar and buckets are properly sealed.
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Re: 5gal. bucket storing in the basement!!

Postby Pathfinder28 » Thu May 24, 2012 8:18 am

Thanks!!!! All
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Re: 5gal. bucket storing in a Humid basement!!

Postby Illini Warrior » Thu May 24, 2012 10:41 am

temps are perfect but you need to handle the humidity ..... even with a sealed bucket there is problem .... plastic buckets are permable .... moist air atmosphere will penetrate the bucket .... add a desiccant pack to the bottom of the bucket before filling ..... never locate a desiccant near your 02 absorbers (place them on top) when used in the same bucket ..... never store a bucket on bare concrete ..... especially important with a high humidity conditions .....

for the sake of your house you should be running a dehumidifier ..... basement is ripe for mold problems
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