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Re: Kanberra gel

Actually, the MSDS says the second ingredient is Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil. No idea how it is scented and perhaps that is with lemon oil.

http://www.kanberragel.com/images/MSDS_KANBERRA_GEL.pdf

What a nasty sounding mold problem. It's unfortunately very unlikely that any surface treatment is going to help, given all the hiding spots it would have found. Ripping her down to the hull is probably the only way. Best of luck.


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Has anyone else been received seasonal offer code discounts? I did the first year, but they stopped.

I just ordered my 24oz refill through Amazon for $89. While it claimed to be discounted from $109, the Kanberra site sells it for $99.

This order is being sent via an Amazon fulfillment company called EfficientLiving. Hope it isn't a scam.


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I got mine off of eBay, but it turned out they were from a local supplier in the Philadelphia area. They had them listed for "best offer" pricing, and were quick to reduce the price to VERY reasonable (at least compared to list price) levels.

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Has anyone else been received seasonal offer code discounts? I did the first year, but they stopped.

I just ordered my 24oz refill through Amazon for $89. While it claimed to be discounted from $109, the Kanberra site sells it for $99.

This order is being sent via an Amazon fulfillment company called EfficientLiving. Hope it isn't a scam.
Funny I ordered my refill yesterday from Amazon- Efficient Living . Guess we will both find out. I have not had a problem yet when going through Amazon when companies not deliver though. Thy ave made good.

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Natural essential oils are also being used by beekeepers for bee parasite and fungi control. That stuff definitely works. Here you can find oils at $6 per 1 oz of pure (100%) oil. Seems like a really good deal. Essential Oil (1 oz.)-Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Inc.
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I've read every post on this thread with interest. We don't have a lot of boat smell, but when I turn on an a/c unit, there is a musty smell for a few minutes.
There is no access to the bilges under the salon so we have no idea if there is mold.
As full time liveaboard voyagers, our boat is open and well ventilated pretty much all the time, at anchor.
From what I've gathered the KG works well in a closed environment, but do those of you who are happy with the KB think it work for us (I've got 3 hatches and a half dozen port holes open at this moment)?
Also, living in the tropics, do you think it would last long enough to make it a reasonable expenditure (humidity is 80% right now and it's not summer yet)?
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I put a container directly into each AC air handler. Works great. It doesn't need stagnant air, it just stands to reason that you wouldn't want to ventilate it back out of the boat or it would never settle on anything. If the duct work is all that concerns you, it seems a stash in there would do the job.


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I put a container directly into each AC air handler. Works great. It doesn't need stagnant air, it just stands to reason that you wouldn't want to ventilate it back out of the boat or it would never settle on anything. If the duct work is all that concerns you, it seems a stash in there would do the job.
Has anyone who lives in a humid climate tried Kanberra Gel, or a related tea-oil based (or other effective) product, to fight moldy smells in a house? For example, by putting some of it in or near HVAC airhandlers or in ductwork?

Background - the former owner of my Florida house didn't believe in AC, and never or rarely ran (or repaired) her ancient HVAC system. While I swapped that out for a new system and some supplementary ductwork first thing (2 years ago), and have since had the all the ducts cleaned by a reputable company, I still notice a mildly moldy smell when coming in from having been out all day, especially in summer.

Not a huge issue, but if this Kanberra stuff can keep mold out of a boat, why not any enclosed space? Thoughts?

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Kanberra sells a unit designed to ventilate a large space, IIRC. Used on mega yachts. I fear for a moldy FL home, it will be growing inside walls and places the tea tree oil never gets to.


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As a further update, I'm happy to report our boat showed no signs of mold during the off season this year and there have been no upleasant odors when we went over to work on the boat after is sat closed for weeks.

Pretty happy with the results using our home made tea tree oil concontion for cleaning and ocasional mistings.

The bad news is that tea tree oil seems to have been discovered and the price has skyrocketed over the past year.
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