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Low Humidity Compensation with Monster Makers Foam Latex

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Taylor Jul 1. 2 Replies

Hi all,Can someone tell me how to compensate for low humidity when using Monster Makers' foam latex?  As I'm reading online, all I can see is that if you're in a high humidity environment, to use…Continue

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Jim Taylor replied to Jim Taylor's discussion Low Humidity Compensation with Monster Makers Foam Latex
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Dave Hettmer replied to Jim Taylor's discussion Low Humidity Compensation with Monster Makers Foam Latex
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Low Humidity Compensation with Monster Makers Foam Latex

Hi all,Can someone tell me how to compensate for low humidity when using Monster Makers' foam latex?  As I'm reading online, all I can see is that if you're in a high humidity environment, to use less gelling agent (if I'm remembering the instruction correctly).  The instructions from Monster Makers indicate they're assuming a 50% humidity level.  I'm in northern Nevada, where today the humidity is 9%, which is pretty typical for this area.All the info I've found says that humidity has to be…See More
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