Originally Posted by Vertiviper
Do they sell large Silica Gel packs? I can't find them anywhere and the incompetant people I ask at the stores near me think i'm a looooony.
You can also use the stuff sold on large mesh bags
to "deodorize" rooms/houses with animals - a former GF had 2 cats, one who would spray EVERYTHING
in sight. When we first met, she was living in one of those "Cardinal Communities". If you're not familiar, here in the East, they pour a big slab, then a truck brings in 8 apts. in 4 sections. Hoist them onto the slab, put down the roof, and that's it. Cheap
Anyway, one cat peed on one corner of her bedroom closet so often
that the urine caused the fiberboard to disintegrate, creating a small hole between her bedroom and bathroom! A single sheet of fiberboard was the "wall" between the two
. Like I said, cheap.
This was about the time that "Dances With Wolves
" came out, so we nicknamed the cat "Pees Through A Wall
Turned out he had some weird medical problem that produced tiny crystals in his urine. Very painful to pee, so sometimes animals will select a new spot thinking it won't hurt to go there
. One time, he even jumped up on the edge of the toilet and peed right into the bowl
! My GF and I are lying on her sofa watching TV, we hear this little tinkling sound, we turn to look into the bathroom, and there he is on the rim, looking at us like, "Can I have a little privacy, please?" We were hoping he'd repeat it, but just a one-time show.
Back to the topic
: Buy some cheap handkerchiefs, quarter them, sew into little bags, fill with the deodorizer and sew shut.
, leave in the sun or nuke it in the microwave between 15-20s.
Lots of materials will act as desiccants. Quicklime
will do it, but it's rough on the skin. All you have to do to recharge that is put it in an over, 250F or so, for 15-20 min. Keep an eye on it while baking.
Good luck on the search!