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    Sofnolime 20kg keg - physical sizes

    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).

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    Approx. 48cm*29cm*24cm

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickb View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTonge View Post
    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 too. The 20kg kegs are the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTonge View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpj View Post
    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.

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    Sofnolime 20kg keg - physical sizes

    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
    Last edited by Dave1w; 27-09-2013 at 03:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1w View Post
    in warm water it's about as good as 797 and way cheaper.
    Interesting comment, could you expand on how this is?
    What to do? I only have three bullets and there are four of motley crew...

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    Sofnolime 20kg keg - physical sizes

    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1w View Post
    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..
    What to do? I only have three bullets and there are four of motley crew...


 
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