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Q & A for HUMI-CARE Black Ice Humidification

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Sounds perfect, what are the dimensions on this baby?

06/18/2013by WM of Flint, MI
4oz Jar: 2.5"dia x 2.4"H / 8oz Jar: 3.25"dia x 3.25"H Dimensions are for complete units (all 4 pieces together).
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How do these work, do you have to maintain them with added distilled water?

06/19/2013by SF of Warwick, NY
Yes, you do. They are formulated to release a steady amount of moisture into the air. They work best with distilled water, but cigar juice will work as well. These ship dry so that you can add water at your own discretion. If you only need to use 2 or 3 pieces, you only have to activate that many. To activate the beads, start off by adding an inch or so of distilled water. Slowly keep adding water, allowing time for the beads to expand in between, until the beads near the top of the lid. Do not allow the beads to expand beyond the top. Maintain as you would a normal humidification device, never allowing the jar to become bone dry or overfilled.
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How do these work, do they get filled with distilled water or what else? How long before having to refill?

06/20/2013by SS of Independence, KY
Yes, you should use distilled water. You can use cigar juice as well, but distilled water is a cheaper, just as effective route. The length of time in between refills depends on how big your humidor is, and how dry the air may be. On average I would say every 3-4 weeks. Don't ever let the beads dry out completely. Always keep them somewhat wet, as a complete dry out shortens the lifespan of the beads.
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When are you getting more of these?

06/29/2013by IR of Stamford, CT
They should be here in 2 weeks. The demand has been higher than anticipated. I apologize for the delay.
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What is the life span of the Black Ice versus the normal beaded jars?

07/23/2013by SM of Los Angeles, CA
Slightly longer than the standard Humi-Care line because the crystals are shipped dry. The standard jars come filled and they actually lose a bit of life when they sit in our warehouse. We advertise 12 months, but I've had jars last over 2 years by making sure I use a rotation of distilled water and cigar juice when refilling the crystals. In short, they last 1 year +
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If I only use 2 of the 4, how long will the unused 2 be good for?

02/02/2015by RW of CHERRY HILL, NJ
The Black Ice humidification ships dry, so it will be ready to go whenever you decide to activate it with distilled water.
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