Perth Dry Ice?

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 22:20
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Hi,

Does anyone know where I can buy dry ice in the Perth area? Never used it for refridgeration before but thought i'd give it a go. Off to Ningaloo next month and would like to get the most out of our Eskies.

Cheers

Charlie
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 22:25

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 22:25
Kalamunda Iceworks on Welshpool Rd near Leach Hwy
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Reply By: Charlie & Helen - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 22:35

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 22:35
Swift reply!

Thanks Mate, i'll give them a bell.

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Reply By: Drew - Karratha - Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 23:12

Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 23:12
Be careful you dont end up with frozen milk, eggs, lettuce, etc - we did - at Ningaloo too.....
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Reply By: a convict - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 00:47

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 00:47
..if you've got a few chips of dry ice left over, and a cardboard box with a 1/2 inch hole in it, you'll catch ever pesky mosquito in the neighborhood.

..they love it. The dry ice CO2 gas is a great mosquito attractor, bar none.

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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 09:26

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 09:26
Yep that's a fact. My place is used for mosquito catching for our Local Shire Environmental Health Officers to undertake mozzie breading area research.

Small amount of dry ice in an ice cream carton with a hole cut in the top with a small battery operated electric fan over to blow the ice fumes around and the mozzies enter into a hole in the container just below the fan and then get caught up in a net suspended below the bottom hole.
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Reply By: Member - Scooby (WA) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 09:23

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 09:23
Hi,
We buy dry ice on a regular basis from BOC Malaga. Not sure if all BOC outlets sell it.
Scooby
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Follow Up By: Charlie & Helen - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:31

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:31
Thanks Scooby,

I'll give them a try too.

Charlie
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Reply By: Holden4th - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:41

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:41
If you're going to put it into an esky that's in the back of your car/4WD I would plead caution. I did this a couple of years ago and after suffering from headaches and a feeling of fatigue and nausea I eventually worked out that the dry ice was releasing CO2 into my vehicle as it 'melted'. If you do use it make sure your aircon is not on 'recirculation'. Mine was and I nearly paid for it.
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Follow Up By: Charlie & Helen - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:50

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:50
Thanks Very Much,
I've used dry ice quite a bit in the past for the low smoke effect when you pour hot water on it, but being a Pom i've never had the need to use it in an esky.
Good advice though, CO2 is colourless, tasteless and dangerous in high quantities
Cheers again
Charlie
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Follow Up By: daz3b1g - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 23:25

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 23:25
If you anyone has dry ice please use caution.Whether you have your aircon on recirculation or not the ice will eventually disperse to fill the vehicle with CO2.

We advise that if you must carry dry ice in the vehicle that you have a window down at all times. If you were to have the ice in the car for a while and no window down and you hop back in.

The car could potentially be filled with CO2.

Dry ice is available from most BOC stores Aus wide.

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Reply By: Inkbandit79 - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 21:33

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 21:33
Heres a tip put it in a polystyrene container and seal it with duct tape so its air tight then wrap a soaking wet towel around it, tie it up loosley, the temp of the dry ice will freeze the towel and then you have a permanent ice block in your esky, the dry ice will last longer if it cant evaporate, we used to do this before we could afford engel's
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