Thursday, May 20, 2010

How to dry moist books?

I had some books stored in my garden shed. They are not wet, but just moist. How do I get them dry without any damage?

How to dry moist books?
Get a bell jar and a vacuum pump. Put the books in the bell jar and pull a vacuum on it. The low pressure will make the moisture boil off at room temperature. It may take several hours for all the moisture to be extracted.

If you don't want to invest in this equipment, try putting your books in a preheated oven with the temperature set as low as it goes, no more than 160°F. Keep an eye on the books--you don't want a fire.
Reply:Try a dehydrator.

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