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All good points, James.
Working with dessicant dryers for air compressors, on a humid day, the crystals were pink (from clear) in a few hours.
I fear that a proper dryer that one could set and forget for 6 months, if it exists, would be active, powered, and be another,complex system to maintain and monitor. Maybe a pressurized system like the ones on automobiles would work, that don’t allow air, readily into the system? I’ve not studied how they work, so I plead ignorance....😊
On Feb 9, 2020, at 5:06 PM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...
I agree. The desiccant cartridges would need to be replaced from time to time Most of the ones I have considered change colour indicating the need while others can be heated to drive off the moisture and returned to service. I have been looking at some commercial solutions so the cost is fairly reasonable but more research is needed to determine the effectiveness and life expectancy in a marine environment. If anyone has found a good workable solution for installed a desiccant in the vent line please share.
On Feb 9, 2020, at 3:10 PM, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...
A desiccant/dryer would be a great idea. Finding one that is maintenance free, and passive, may be a problem.
On Feb 9, 2020, at 12:23 PM, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...
Some great discussion here. One item that I did not see discussed that could be helpful especially in humid climates is adding a dessicant dryer to the vent line. Regular replacement and lubrication of the O ring seal at the fill cap is important as well. Best of luck.