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millarddj
Posted 12/9/2015 10:31 AM (#631623)
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Was very excited to receive my table humidor a day early. I've done plenty of research and asking around regarding seasoning the humidor, and I've got that under control just fine. The humidor does have an electrical outlet on the inside, which mounts from the rear of the humidor. I have mounted this carefully, and notice that there is just a small gap between the wood and the plastic of the outlet box.

I intend to use a Hydra SM Electronic humidifier inside the cabinet, after some deliberation.

My initial question is - should I seal this? Some sites seem to indicate that it should definitely be sealed, whereas others say that a tiny air gap like this isn't a concern. From what I can tell by sight, feel, and reading reviews, the front and top glass panels are pretty well sealed on this table (http://www.cheaphumidors.com/the-galleria-cabinet-humidor.html)

I'm sure this question has been asked before, but a quick perusal of this subforum didn't turn up any precise answers. I'm happy to be pointed to applicable threads for an answer as well.



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Posted 12/9/2015 11:06 AM (#631628 - in reply to #631623)
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Mine has a very slim gap, and I left it alone. If it becomes an issue of holding rh, I'd seal it with silicone, or use an electrical outlet gasket of some sort. Also, if you need to weatherstrip the door, this stuff comes highly recommended. Now...I don't see no pics of this mystical humidor, so it must be a pigment of yer imaginations of sorts...kinda like a unicorn farting rainbows and skittles...

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Posted 12/9/2015 12:18 PM (#631637 - in reply to #631623)
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I would leave it for now unless you have a problem maintaining RH.
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Posted 12/9/2015 12:48 PM (#631639 - in reply to #631623)
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Posted 12/9/2015 1:18 PM (#631643 - in reply to #631639)
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Hmph!!


Is that a "you should use kitty litter instead" "hmph!", a "why didn't you just read the thread that I shared" "hmph!" (I did last night, but for the life of me I can't find it now via search or manual combing), or an "I already told you how and why you should seal it" "hmph!"

Any one is legitimate. I have a wife and am used to knowing why I'm being "hmph'd!" at, but I'm trying to figure this one out.
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Posted 12/9/2015 1:20 PM (#631644 - in reply to #631623)
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I would love to look at that humidor, might help me answer the question

You must post a pic or you'll never hear the end of it
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Posted 12/9/2015 1:47 PM (#631651 - in reply to #631623)
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Having some real photo problems, trying again...

EDIT: Attaching photos wasn't working when I posted the thread, and still isn't working. I am selecting a photo, clicking "submit", and then being told that no file was selected. *sigh*

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Posted 12/9/2015 1:52 PM (#631654 - in reply to #631651)
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 Might be because the pic is bigger than the maximum 100K size limit. Right clicking on the pic and showing it's properties will show you the size.

 

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Posted 12/9/2015 2:02 PM (#631657 - in reply to #631654)
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 Might be because the pic is bigger than the maximum 100K size limit. Right clicking on the pic and showing it's properties will show you the size.

 



Nah, not getting the "attachment must be less than 100kb" error (I use Faststone resizer and post pictures pretty frequently) - this is something different that I haven't seen before. When I try to submit my attachment, I just see "You must attach a file". Helpful, right?
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Posted 12/9/2015 2:38 PM (#631665 - in reply to #631657)
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 Might be because the pic is bigger than the maximum 100K size limit. Right clicking on the pic and showing it's properties will show you the size.

 



Nah, not getting the "attachment must be less than 100kb" error (I use Faststone resizer and post pictures pretty frequently) - this is something different that I haven't seen before. When I try to submit my attachment, I just see "You must attach a file". Helpful, right?


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Posted 12/9/2015 3:00 PM (#631671 - in reply to #631643)
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Hmph!!


Is that a "you should use kitty litter instead" "hmph!", a "why didn't you just read the thread that I shared" "hmph!" (I did last night, but for the life of me I can't find it now via search or manual combing), or an "I already told you how and why you should seal it" "hmph!"

Any one is legitimate. I have a wife and am used to knowing why I'm being "hmph'd!" at, but I'm trying to figure this one out.



I wouldn't worry about a mere "Hmph!!" Now if it was a "HMMMPPPHHH!!!"...then you should worry a bit.
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Posted 12/9/2015 3:14 PM (#631675 - in reply to #631657)
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millarddj - 12/9/2015 4:47 PM Having some real photo problems, trying again... EDIT: Attaching photos wasn't working when I posted the thread, and still isn't working. I am selecting a photo, clicking "submit", and then being told that no file was selected. *sigh*

 Might be because the pic is bigger than the maximum 100K size limit. Right clicking on the pic and showing it's properties will show you the size.

 

Nah, not getting the "attachment must be less than 100kb" error (I use Faststone resizer and post pictures pretty frequently) - this is something different that I haven't seen before. When I try to submit my attachment, I just see "You must attach a file". Helpful, right?

Then maybe it's a file type problem, I don't know how well this Forum's architecture supports PNG files and others less common image file types. But I guess you already checked and your pic is a common JPG (JPEG).

In trying to troubleshoot this, I know I'd start by moving the pic to another location on the computer it sits on (unless it's a phone or tablet) and try uploading from the new location. But again, you might have tried that already.

I got nothing more... for now.

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Posted 12/9/2015 3:31 PM (#631678 - in reply to #631671)
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Hmph!!


Is that a "you should use kitty litter instead" "hmph!", a "why didn't you just read the thread that I shared" "hmph!" (I did last night, but for the life of me I can't find it now via search or manual combing), or an "I already told you how and why you should seal it" "hmph!"

Any one is legitimate. I have a wife and am used to knowing why I'm being "hmph'd!" at, but I'm trying to figure this one out.



I wouldn't worry about a mere "Hmph!!" Now if it was a "HMMMPPPHHH!!!"...then you should worry a bit.


Bruce is basically my cigar dad, I don't want to piss him off.
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Posted 12/9/2015 3:36 PM (#631680 - in reply to #631675)
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Then maybe it's a file type problem, I don't know how well this Forum's architecture supports PNG files and others less common image file types. But I guess you already checked and your pic is a common JPG (JPEG).

In trying to troubleshoot this, I know I'd start by moving the pic to another location on the computer it sits on (unless it's a phone or tablet) and try uploading from the new location. But again, you might have tried that already.

I got nothing more... for now.



Yeah, regular jpegs, resized under 100kb. Moved them around and tried to upload, tried on multiple threads, restarted computer, no dice. Anyone else having an attachment problem? This is the machine I always use for this purpose...
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Posted 12/9/2015 5:59 PM (#631716 - in reply to #631680)
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This issue seems to be site related. I could not load a picture today, and it definitely met our posting criteria.
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Posted 12/9/2015 6:14 PM (#631719 - in reply to #631623)
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Posted 12/9/2015 6:48 PM (#631726 - in reply to #631643)
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Hmph!!


Is that a "you should use kitty litter instead" "hmph!", a "why didn't you just read the thread that I shared" "hmph!" (I did last night, but for the life of me I can't find it now via search or manual combing), or an "I already told you how and why you should seal it" "hmph!"




YES.


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Posted 12/9/2015 8:38 PM (#631730 - in reply to #631623)
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Well I ordered some food-grade silicone regardless, based on our conversation last night. IIRC, the conversation about kitty litter partially revolved around not knowing if I would have an electric box. Since I do, I'm mostly at a point of curiosity and want to trial both.

I'm still wishing I could post pictures, but I think my decision is to get the humidor thoroughly seasoned (7-10 days), and see how it holds before I address the question of sealing the small gaps in the rear.

Bruce, I legitimately spent like an hour going back to try and find that thread of yours again. I can't find it using search, nor is it in my history from last night (which is doubly strange, because I can see my searches for it last night, and other threads I visited around the same time. It's like it's been sucked into the Bermuda Triangle.
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Posted 12/10/2015 4:28 PM (#631808 - in reply to #631623)
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Posted 12/10/2015 4:37 PM (#631809 - in reply to #631808)
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Posted 12/11/2015 11:33 AM (#631924 - in reply to #631809)
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Posted 12/11/2015 12:08 PM (#631927 - in reply to #631924)
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Posted 12/11/2015 12:25 PM (#631930 - in reply to #631623)
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Pictures added to OP - praise the Lord!

Two day update - with a thorough wipe-down and standing distilled water, things seem to be holding steady between 66 and 68 RH at present. Better than I expected first two days.
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