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MikeTonge
27-09-2013, 12:11 PM
Hi guys

Can anyone who's got a keg of sofnolime handy measure it for me and let me know the physical dimensions of the tub (width and height).

Thanks
Mike

nickb
27-09-2013, 12:32 PM
Approx. 48cm*29cm*24cm

MikeTonge
27-09-2013, 12:52 PM
Approx. 48cm*29cm*24cm

Awesome thanks Nick. So 80 to ship a single keg to malaysia via parcel monkey. That's not too bad. Works out cheaper than buying it in Singapore or from any of the dive companies here.

nickb
27-09-2013, 01:31 PM
Awesome thanks Nick. So 80 to ship a single keg to malaysia via parcel monkey. That's not too bad. Works out cheaper than buying it in Singapore or from any of the dive companies here.Check-out Dive Lime (http://www.divelime.com/) too. The 20kg kegs are the same size.

gpj
27-09-2013, 01:57 PM
Awesome thanks Nick. So 80 to ship a single keg to malaysia via parcel monkey. That's not too bad. Works out cheaper than buying it in Singapore or from any of the dive companies here.

Is it possible you could get stung with import tax?

MikeTonge
27-09-2013, 02:26 PM
Is it possible you could get stung with import tax?

Yep tax is 10% sales tax and 0% duty. Expecting to get stung for that but will get it even if I order it from Singapore. As far as I've found there's no distributor for sofnolime in Malaysia at all.

Mike

Dave1w
27-09-2013, 03:45 PM
Hi Mike,
How much sorb are you wanting in Malaysia, and is it East Malaysia?

Derek Ong had Divelime in Singers, 85 sgd for two 4.5 kg tubs, can probably find cheap shipping from JB across.

Contact Divelime, they may be able to help you, in warm water it's about as good as 797 and way cheaper.

Dave

BTS
27-09-2013, 03:56 PM
in warm water it's about as good as 797 and way cheaper.



Interesting comment, could you expand on how this is?

Dave1w
27-09-2013, 04:18 PM
OK, and it's only my view. 797 is good, very good, no disputing. In warm water, tests have been done that have the Intersorb performance "approaching" that of 797. REvo seem pretty happy with it and have endorsed it.

Now we generally have scrubbers rated for say 3 hours, so we can choose to bin the sorb after 3 hours. Some folk, using whatever monitoring, RMS, Tempstick, have been able to take the same sorb for 5, 6 whatever hours, so if we say 797 could be good, for 6 hours (if we really knew) and Divelime could be good for 5 hours, or 5.5, then if we're binning it after 3 hours, there's little or no difference.

Unless you are really, really pushing, then you're generally going to bin it after 3 or maybe 4, so is it really necessary to pay the extra for 797 over Intersorb?

Does that make sense?

BTS
27-09-2013, 06:28 PM
Does that make sense?


well, I understand where you are coming from but I have always had issue with the external temperature thing, I don't know about Revos but a lot of CCRs have a internal canister within an external shell meaning there is an area of gas between the two, gas that has been circulated around the loop and has been warmed by your body and also warmed by the chemical reaction, hence temp sticks giving a ball park indication of use.

I don't see that the water temperature makes that much difference after the first five or ten minutes TBH. Having put the sheets for 797 and 812 side by side there is nothing in it, each should perform as well as the other, it is the same chemical the only difference is the shape of the particle which may make a small difference.

I use 812 over the same time frame as I used 797 and have yet to see any issue arising from doing so other than I have more cash for deco beer...


I just wondered if maybe you had some warm water test results to compare with the standard 4 degree tests..

Jackdiver
27-09-2013, 06:52 PM
I just wondered if maybe you had some warm water test results to compare with the standard 4 degree tests..

Revo have test data.. (http://www.revo-rebreathers.com/uploads/intersorb812.pdf).

I'd also point out that gas in the loop is cooled by the water surrounding it.

BTS
27-09-2013, 07:47 PM
I'd also point out that gas in the loop is cooled by the water surrounding it.

Fair comment...

EDIT: finally got that file to open... interesting...

Revos have twin scrubbers IIRC and are uninsulated. Is this so?

gordyp
27-09-2013, 08:02 PM
Fair comment...

EDIT: finally got that file to open... interesting...

Revos have twin scrubbers IIRC and are uninsulated. Is this so?

Yes.

Dr.Yen
30-09-2013, 05:09 PM
Mike, you're always a step ahead! I too was on P2G trying to get a quote just now. Searched for "sofnolime keg size"... and this post came up!

Yes 80 for one keg delivered in 3 days is not too bad all considered, but I'm waiting for a quote from AP (who are oddly much cheaper than MolProd - 58 per keg) on a pallet. If it all adds up it should be around 3.50/kg.

Basically, wherever it gets shipped from - S'pore or the UK - it's similar cost for freight. The only think that changes is that everytime it changes hands and country there is one more markup on the price of the lime, so might as well get it straight from the source.

Draeger also got their Malaysian office on it today, hopefully I'll know by this week. Fingers crossed.

How is that other order coming along? Any joy?

Yen

MikeTonge
02-10-2013, 10:09 AM
Mike, you're always a step ahead! I too was on P2G trying to get a quote just now. Searched for "sofnolime keg size"... and this post came up!

Yes 80 for one keg delivered in 3 days is not too bad all considered, but I'm waiting for a quote from AP (who are oddly much cheaper than MolProd - 58 per keg) on a pallet. If it all adds up it should be around 3.50/kg.

Basically, wherever it gets shipped from - S'pore or the UK - it's similar cost for freight. The only think that changes is that everytime it changes hands and country there is one more markup on the price of the lime, so might as well get it straight from the source.

Draeger also got their Malaysian office on it today, hopefully I'll know by this week. Fingers crossed.

How is that other order coming along? Any joy?

Yen

8 kegs turning up soon. It's on a vessel leaving on the 5'th and expected to arrive Miri port on the 20'th of November. Once I've got it and it's cleared customs I can ship a keg upto you in Semporna. 1 keg also turning up by air mail from custom divers who've been absolutely fantastic sorting out shipping for me to use when we go to Sipadan.

Ian_6301
02-10-2013, 06:14 PM
Probably a bit late now, but try dropping Graham HK aka Graham Blackmore a PM. He lives and works out in the far east and is a closet rebreather diver. Apparently he once sold a Mk 15 to some bloke called Dave Shaw...?

Dr.Yen
03-10-2013, 02:28 PM
Great news, I was dreading having to wait ages to get mine over.
Best wishes for your Sipadan trip, it's great diving!
Yen