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Old 05-10-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default storage for dme, what are you doing?

Just purchased dme, 55 lb bulk of light locally. How is everyone storing their dme, just in the original box/ plastic, fridge, other containers?

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:57 PM   #2
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for smaller amounts I use plastic tupperware, may not be the solution for such a large amount. I think any plastic container that has a rubber seal in the lid would work stored in a cool area

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Old 05-11-2012, 03:41 AM   #3
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Trying to decide if leaving it in the original box and bag is ok in the garage, temp can change from 50-90, box says 65 approx... Maybe I need to move inside. Or split into plastic tupperware, then in a plastic tub...

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Old 05-11-2012, 03:47 PM   #4
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I use a foodsaver.
Weigh out 3lb bags and vacuum seal them all.

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:10 PM   #5
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Get yourself some large, tight fitting flour and sugar containers.

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Old 05-11-2012, 05:37 PM   #6
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That's a lot to package and it's VERY hydrophilic so you don't want to handle it in open air too long, especially if the humidity is high.

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I'm not sure if it's the humidity or the heat, but I've had it turn into a solid brick after a while in the garage (Texas, so pretty hot in the garage in summer). Not clumping - a solid brick, it looked more like rock hard caramel than anything else.

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Old 05-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #8
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Well bought two buckets with lids that seal at Lowes. I was able to weight out 3 lb ziplock bags, 9 in each bucket and then 1, 1 lb bag, hoping the little air in each bag is ok. What a pain in the @&# trying to get all the air out without the dme escaping...

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I got a airtight dog food container from sams that holds 60lbs. I throw the whole 50lb bag in there and roll up the bag after each use. Works great.

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I don't know if I should be doing this but through my freezer.

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