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Old 13-11-2012, 05:08   #16
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I can't figure outwhat I'm doing wrong. Absolutely everything I've stowed in Space Bags has smelled sour when I took it out. I made sure to pick a dry(-ish) day (there are not really dry days in Seattle, Panama, Tahiti, or New Zealand), dry things well in a commercial dryer after washing with Clorox or Lysol, and then cool to ambient temp before bagging (gave things the "sniff check" too!). Still soured.

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Old 13-11-2012, 06:27   #17
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Re: Vacuum Storage Bags

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I can't figure outwhat I'm doing wrong. Absolutely everything I've stowed in Space Bags has smelled sour when I took it out. I made sure to pick a dry(-ish) day (there are not really dry days in Seattle, Panama, Tahiti, or New Zealand), dry things well in a commercial dryer after washing with Clorox or Lysol, and then cool to ambient temp before bagging (gave things the "sniff check" too!). Still soured.

Whassup?

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Old 13-11-2012, 11:29   #18
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Re: Vacuum Storage Bags

Does the Starbrite stuff control that sour-smelling bacteria as well as fungus (mildew)? I did put in dessicant packs-over 6 months the dessicant envelopes soured, too. :^(.
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Old 13-11-2012, 11:35   #19
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Re: Vacuum Storage Bags

Tried 'em once for blankets etc, they worked GREAT. No dampness, smell etc. I dint have any leaks at all. The items inside just return to normal pretty quickly.
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Re: Vacuum Storage Bags

fugue, the smell is from something cooking in there. Maybe it isn't as dry as you think, maybe there is some laundry soap/softener residue, but there has to be something cooking in there.

You can also try tossing in 1 (just 1, won't need more) mothball, para or camphor chip. Let it air out when you remove the stuff, even if you don't mind the smell that stuff isn't great to breath.
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Re: Vacuum Storage Bags

I still favor the open air ventilation plan, but if that doesn't work for you, then I agree with Hellosailor's plan of adding something to the bag,- maybe cedar shavings.
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