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Old January 15th, 2016, 10:42 PM   #1
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This winter seems to be 'wetter' as far as the humidity level in my house, for the first time I am having issues with humidity in my gun locker.

How effective are those dessicant packs, or should I bite the bullet and get a dehumidifier?
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Old January 17th, 2016, 07:39 AM   #2
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Does your "gun locker" have a hole or a way to get a power cord inside? If not are you willing to put said hole in "gun locker"? I have the golden rods type dehumidifier in my safe and have no complaints. I have friends who use the desiccant packs, only downfall is they have to be dried out periodically. They seem to work fine for the ones that I know of.
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I just got a dehumidifier...

found a spot of rust on one of my 22's
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Either make the air dryer or make the guns warmer. Is your locker in a basement or something?
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I have heard great things about golden rods.
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It's in a spare bedroom on the northwest corner. Only room that I can put it in at this point. I have no problem with drilling holes.

3 years in the same place with no problems. This year I am getting a lot of condensation on the inside of the windows.
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I've heard a low-wattage light bulb (nightlight bulb) works well. Works like the rods, moisture won't condense if the safe remains at a stable and slightly warmer temp.
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I need to go the other way. It has been extremely dry at my place and my cigar humidor is having trouble keeping up!
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I could do the clean, treat and seal to all your guns if you want. Zero issues with any of mine with no dessicant.
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any recommendations on an in-safe dehumidifier? I want one that plugs in, not battery.
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I've heard a low-wattage light bulb (nightlight bulb) works well. Works like the rods, moisture won't condense if the safe remains at a stable and slightly warmer temp.
Right, that would work, either make it dryer or make it warmer. Making it warmer seems like the cheaper and easier solution.
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Right, that would work, either make it dryer or make it warmer. Making it warmer seems like the cheaper and easier solution.
I think its a function of how much fluctuation in temp the internals of your safe will see. In my case, the delta is a lot. I would rather control the humidity than try to chase down the temp deltas... atleast for the next couple months.
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any recommendations on an in-safe dehumidifier? I want one that plugs in, not battery.
I have this one. No complaints in the 4 years I've had it.
http://www.amazon.com/Goldenrod-7257...d+dehumidifier
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