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who me? (Suckerfree)
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Post Number: 122
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 06:43 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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I have two crates there, with a box fan in the middle, that way it has air to draw from the bottom. Black greenhouse screen is layed across it. The mushrooms do not blow off while fan is on lowest setting, lots of room to dry on top.

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that's an air tight container, polyfil, a jar, a little cup with damprid inside, the jar lid with a screen inside. and a bigger screen to be the shelf.

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I drilled holes in the jar's lid, and then cut a screen to size. I got a 2oz cup that when placed in the jar, it's lip holds at the top. I poked holes all at the bottom and going around the bottom. then i filled it with damprid, set it in the jar, and screwed on the lid. That way water can fall to the bottom of the jar.

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the jar is placed in the air tight container, polyfil is added all around to keep in place, and to hold screen shelf.

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Add fan dried mushies.
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
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Post Number: 748
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 07:13 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

archive material to drying/storage
Nice pics and tek

Hope this helps :-)
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grimble g grumble (Grimblegrumble)
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Post Number: 60
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 07:51 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice, but seems kind of elaborate. After fan drying and sometime in a tupperware on a screen over damp-rid I finish with something like this to get that extra cracker dry:

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Smerd (Smerd)
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Post Number: 314
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 06:42 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What's the advantage of having Damp Rid separated from the drying chamber's bottom (i.e., so that water can drain below)? Does stuff dry faster or does the Damp Rid last longer?

Damp Rid seems fine just poured straight into the bottom of a tin, so long as the fruit doesn't touch the Damp Rid. Just wondering ...

Nice setup, by the way. Pretty similar to the one we had.
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 10840
Registered: 02-2001
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 08:14 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hey,
i have a cannister set like that too.
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Joe Millionaire (Rotterdam_y2k)
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Post Number: 623
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 08:26 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So do I!

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Joe Millionaire (Rotterdam_y2k)
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Post Number: 624
Registered: 07-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 08:27 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do you have the salt and pepper shakers? I've got an EXTRA set.
"Ekam Sat Vipras Bahudda Vidante"
The One Truth is named by the wise in many ways.
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 10843
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Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 10:42 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do you have the salt and pepper shakers?
yep.

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who me? (Suckerfree)
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Post Number: 125
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 11:28 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

smerd, i did it that way because that's the system damprid uses. (hanging kind, the bucket kind, and the little rectangle.) i just figure hey, they're doing it that way, i might as well too. maybe they know something i don't...
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Gnisnal Esob (Ynos_cetla)
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Post Number: 31
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2004 - 11:41 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here are some pics of drier I made, it works very well. The seperate containers are glued together, but the lids still come off, so replacing decinent can be done without having to disturbe the drying mushies. With all the lids shut its airtight. Mushies that have been fan dried for 24hrs are completly dry after only about 8 hours in this drier.

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- - - - - (Redstorm)
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Post Number: 41
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 01:39 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, thats one hell of a setup!

~Peace
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grimble g grumble (Grimblegrumble)
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Post Number: 62
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 04:22 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love those canisters! I bought mine at an antique mall, had to have them. Mine are circa 1976. I'm jealous Hippie, I wish I had the salt and pepper shakers...
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 10876
Registered: 02-2001
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 02:08 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm jealous Hippie, I wish I had the salt and pepper shakers...
PM joe millionaire,
perhaps he'd trade/sell his extra set...
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Post Number: 10877
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Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 02:09 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gnisnal Esob
thx for sharing.

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Roc (Rochester)
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Post Number: 951
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 05:24 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice setup Gnisnal!!!


Roc
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Dooby Dooby Doo (Doobydoobydoo)
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Post Number: 176
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 06:22 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What power source do you hook that cpu fan up to? I always wanted to utilize some old case fans but never could find a way to power them outside the comp case.
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banjojo (Banjojo)
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Post Number: 473
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 06:33 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What about a computer power supply unit?
there's a fungus among us!
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Gnisnal Esob (Ynos_cetla)
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Username: Ynos_cetla

Post Number: 35
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 07:08 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hook it directly to the motherboard on my pc, the drier sits on top of it. Not really somehting most people could do, but any old AT powersupply can be plugged into a wall outlet to provide 12v and 5v for pc fans.


ARRRR Gimme yer treasure!!
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Phunguy (Phunguy)
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Post Number: 22
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 10:45 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

To supply power for old computer fans or other "muffin" fans, just figure out the voltage (probably printed on the fan, but usually 12v or 5v). Then get a DC adapter of the same voltage like from old unused electronics, cell phone chargers, etc. You know the ones with the big box-shaped plug on the wall side and usually a circular adapter to plug into the device. You can then just tape the leads onto the interior and exterior of the adapter. Or if you don't want to reuse the adapter for its original purpose, cut the end off and twist and tape or solder the fan leads to the power wires. Make sure you line up positive and negative correctly.

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Jorneyer (Jorneyer)
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Post Number: 245
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 12:08 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A 10v power transformer will run a 12v fan
Actually it seems a bit quieter, still works fine
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Dooby Dooby Doo (Doobydoobydoo)
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Post Number: 183
Registered: 09-2003
Posted on Saturday, January 17, 2004 - 05:55 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hm, old power supply just used outside the case. Too obvious! Didn't even think about that. Too many doobies for Dooby. :-) I've got old PC's and parts taking up far too much space. Time to start strippin em down :-)

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