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Old 01-20-2006, 02:22 PM
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Desiccant air dryer - Desiccant sources?

Hey guys,

I just picked up a dessicant dryer from Princess Auto up in Canada here. it is pretty slick, basically a huge steel pipe that you fill with the stuff. got it for 44 bucks Canadian..

Just wondering if anyone knows a good source for the actual desiccant? I found these guys:
http://www.drierite.com/default.cfm?...age=page4a.cfm

Sounds pretty good, not too expensive (or is it?).
What is the Mesh Size? What do I want?

Anyone know of a source in canada? Princess Auto wants 33 bucks for 2.2 pounds! thats insane! so let me know!

Can I ship this accross the boarder easily?

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Mike

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anybody?? I really need to order some soon...

Thanks!
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pigman, Sorry I can't help with finding desiccant but I would suggest you use this down stream of a good centrifugal separator and not as your only dryer.

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We can get it in 5lb bags for 5$ at the gun shows, but you Canucks don't have our 2nd Amendment. If you are close to the Windsor area you might try a Detroit gun show. Lots of Canucks frequent them and Canada has a very active gun culture even with all the laws banning guns.
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Hey Mike,
I'd suggest calling up Drierite and ask them what they mean by "MESH SIZE"

I also like the PA dryer, it is very stout, But I'm not at the point of getting one yet. Was there this morning and grabbed the car dollies they got on sale.
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Yah you know it will be back on sale again soon.

Im sure something from drierite will be fine, just not sure what kind they would normally use in one of these things..??

And thanks for the advice, it will definetly be about 25ft. at the end of a good pipe system.

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I was told today that du-cal drierite 4 mesh would be best. At 36 USD for 50 lb's thats alot cheaper than the 32 dollars for 2.2 pounds at princess auto!!!

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I was told today that du-cal drierite 4 mesh would be best. At 36 USD for 50 lb's thats alot cheaper than the 32 dollars for 2.2 pounds at princess auto!!!

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mike
ThanX Mike,
I'll keep that in mind when I eventually pick one up.

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