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Decommissioning gear for a while
« on: March 19, 2020, 03:19:35 AM »
Nothing to record, remove the batteries so they don't leak! Peel off all the gaff tape too. (leaves residue if left too long)

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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 08:01:15 AM »
Nothing to record, remove the batteries so they don't leak! Peel off all the gaff tape too. (leaves residue if left too long)

Good reminder, thanks. Though I did use my M10 yesterday to record vocals for my friend's "we're postponing our wedding" announcement song!

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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 09:04:50 AM »
Here's a good article on how to properly store batteries.

Not sure if I'll go through their recommendation to charge my Lithium batteries to 40%, but I will put them down in the basement where it's cooler.

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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 12:13:00 PM »
It's also a good time to clean / treat all of your connections.  I swear by Caig DeOxit.  This bottle is the best value I have found.
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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 12:31:15 PM »
It's also a good time to clean / treat all of your connections.  I swear by Caig DeOxit.  This bottle is the best value I have found.

Agreed. That's the same stuff I use.

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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 12:39:33 PM »
Lots of good stuff being streamed.

nugs.net, facebook live, etc.

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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 04:13:48 PM »
It's also a good time to clean / treat all of your connections.  I swear by Caig DeOxit.  This bottle is the best value I have found.
NON-Hazardous??? They changed the formula?? That's great news! This stuff was always the best, but the old version was pretty toxic!







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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 04:18:54 PM »
My bottle is from the 90s...what could go wrong?  ;^)

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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 04:26:46 PM »
My bottle is from the 90s...what could go wrong?  ;^)
it's carcinogenic. Wash your hands (popular nowadays) and don't inhale the vapors. Use in web-venilated area.
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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 04:45:43 PM »
Are you certain that the D100L was toxic, or could it be another one of their products? Mine is very old (late 90s) and says, 'nonflammable/nontoxic environmentally safe' on the label.

On topic: I was thinking that there may be better opportunities to record ambience/nature sounds with less background noise (cars, planes, etc).

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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2020, 05:35:13 PM »
Are you certain that the D100L was toxic, or could it be another one of their products? Mine is very old (late 90s) and says, 'nonflammable/nontoxic environmentally safe' on the label.

On topic: I was thinking that there may be better opportunities to record ambience/nature sounds with less background noise (cars, planes, etc).
I learned about it in the 1980. Was told it was nasty. Never actually looked at the MSDS for it though, but here's the weblink.
http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.20/category.2027/.f
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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 08:46:26 PM »
Are you certain that the D100L was toxic, or could it be another one of their products? Mine is very old (late 90s) and says, 'nonflammable/nontoxic environmentally safe' on the label.

On topic: I was thinking that there may be better opportunities to record ambience/nature sounds with less background noise (cars, planes, etc).
I learned about it in the 1980. Was told it was nasty. Never actually looked at the MSDS for it though, but here's the weblink.
http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.20/category.2027/.f

You linked the MSDS data for discontinued products.  Here's the link to the current ones:
http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.20/category.291/.f

Specific link to D100L, the stuff I use:
store.caig.com/core/media/media.nl?id=907&c=ACCT113328&h=8f7b3c69a0d944889ec0&fcts=20180627124921&whence=

^ According to the MSDS, the only concern is getting it in your eyes.  The sheet also states that it is 0% VOC, so no vapor inhalation risk.

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This  product  is  classified  as  a  HAZARDOUS  SUBSTANCE  but  NOT  as  DANGEROUS  GOODS  according  to  the  classification criteria  of  NOHSC:  1088  (2004)  and  ADG  Code  (Australia).      DeoxIT® 100%  solution  is  non-volatile  and  non-flammable.WARNING!  CAUSES EYE IRRITATION.   Classification: Eye Irritant 2B
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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2020, 12:31:35 AM »
You linked the MSDS data for discontinued products.
Yeah, I was searching for the toxic one, but didn't see it. I don't ever recall reading the MSDS for Deoxit, but I do recall that the package had some stern warnings.
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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2020, 02:36:20 AM »
You linked the MSDS data for discontinued products.
Yeah, I was searching for the toxic one, but didn't see it. I don't ever recall reading the MSDS for Deoxit, but I do recall that the package had some stern warnings.
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Are you sure you aren't thinking of Intraclean S-711 which was 1,1,1-TCE?
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Re: Decommissioning gear for a while
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2020, 03:23:44 PM »
Are you sure you aren't thinking of Intraclean S-711 which was 1,1,1-TCE?
It could be that is the case, and I'm recalling Caig because it was the safer solution?!? But Interclean is a tape head cleaner not a contact cleaner/deoxidizer...
I *am* getting older (beats the alternative), and had some confusion accessing a detailed memory the other day. I had better take a walk to stay fresh!
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