Q: Can I use a gas oven to dry out my H2Out Space Dryer (dehumidifier?

A: Yes. The best way to dry your Space Dryer with natural gas is to use the stovetop and a heavy pan. Natural Gas produces too much moisture as it burns to dry out your unit, propane is the same. Put stove burner to "low", place the Space Dryer inside the pan and place a lid upon the pan slightly askew to let out steam. After a few minutes, remove the lid and let any accumulated moisture dry off of the pan surface. Replace the lid and repeat this process until no more moisture is present.

Q: How long do your renewable Space Dryers last?

A: As long as you "recharge" your unit per the instructions, it will last for years! The stainless steel and aluminum case will survive much abuse and the silica gel retains capacity through an unlimited number if wet-heat-dry cycles.

Q: What is silica gel?

A: Silica Gel is a synthetic product that has been the desiccant of choice by government and industry since World War II. Silica Gel soaks up excess humidity from the air. It prevents condensation within enclosed areas which causes irreparable damage: rust, corrosion, tarnish, oxidation, mildew, fungus, mold, odor, spoilage, spotting, toning, stains on stamps & documents; fogging of lenses; deterioration of foods and medicines. Silica gel has ability to adsorb up to one third of its own weight in water vapor. This adsorption efficiency is approximately 35% greater than typical desiccant clays.

Q: My H2Out Space Dryer turns pink after only a couple days, what could be the problem?

A: The quick color change you are seeing is only on the outer layers of the beads inside as they are the first exposed to moisture. The interior is still waiting to get the chance to adsorb some itself. If you have a LED style flashlight, hold it up to the side of the unit and the interior will be illuminated, allowing you clear view of the color. Now, that being said, the pink color will begin to appear after only 8% of its capacity is reached, so, there is a long way to go until saturated. Most of the pink color will actually disappear to a very pale light pink before the unit is truly saturated.

Q: What types of things can I use my Space Dryer for?

A: Our products can be used to protect a variety of items from moisture:

  • Tool boxes
  • Storage containers
  • Safes and vaults
  • Firearms
  • Photos/Documents
  • Vehicles
  • Cargo holds on RVs, boats, etc
  • Collectibles (stamps, coins, etc.)
  • Metal and machine parts
  • Industrial equipment
  • Pharmaceuticals and vitamins
  • Electronics
  • Military instruments
  • Photographic equipment and film
  • Medical equipment
  • Leather products
  • Seeds
  • Jewelry.....and more!

Q. The terms Fuel Guard and Air Vent Dryer are confusing. Which is which?

A. The AVD 2 and AVD 3 are particular models of the Fuel Guard by H2Out.

Q. What is the expected life of a Fuel Guard?

A. We recommend renewing your FG annually. However, some users report satisfactory results after 2 or even 3 years in service.

Q. How is a Fuel Guard renewed?

A. Replacement absorption material is available from H2Out, Inc. Or many dealers. The FG is removed from the vent line and the top removed by loosening the large clamp. Dump the contents out and replace, being careful to not lose the screen in the opening. The FG contents are not hazardous and can be dumped on the ground.

Q. How is the Drum Guard used?

A. A typical user put a drum pump in the large bung and uses a portio0n of the contents, leaving a portion to be used later. A Drum Guard should be placed in the small bung first so any air drawn into the drum is dried eliminating any risk of contamination.

Q. What if the drum is horizontal, on a rack, with a drain valve on the large bung?

A. Not a problem. Install the Drum Guard before tipping the drum and the DG should be above the liquid level.

Q. How long does a Drum Guard last?

A. Renewal will be needed in 2 to 3 years for a Drum Guard used in relatively dry environment, warehouse, lab or shop for example. DG used outdoors should be renewed annually.

Q. How is a Drum Guard renewed?

A. Order a renewal kit from H2Out or a convenient dealer. Take the top off by loosening the clamp, dump and replace the conte4nts. Watch for the screen in the outlet. The DG contents are not hazardous and can be dumped on the ground.