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Old 01-12-2013, 01:50 AM   #11
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I live in the damp northwest and use a Goldenrod dehumidifier (http://www.goldenroddehumidifiers.com/) in my safe. It works surprisingly well. Since installing it I have had absolutely zero rust problems. My father in law uses the same thing in Seattle, and his safe is in an unheated garage. He's actually the one who recommended it to me.
Is that the heating element type which you plug in and they just heat up? I thought that was a good idea however my safe doesn't have a way to plug in anything, its a black friday cheapo
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Damp-rid does not need electricity. But you have to change out about every 3 months.

Inexpensive. http://www.drugstore.com/damprid/qxb29388?aid=336064&aparam=damp%20rid&scinit1=damp %20rid
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Damp-rid does not need electricity. But you have to change out about every 3 months.

Inexpensive. http://www.drugstore.com/damprid/qxb29388?aid=336064&aparam=damp%20rid&scinit1=damp %20rid
Yes I know the one I have doesn't need electricity either, that small heating element would do the trick though if I had a way of plugging it in.
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Eva-dry

I use this in my kegerator which gets a lot more moisture than a safe and it works great. You have to take it out and plug it in for 24 hours about once a month or so. Also I have seen multiple safe stores that sell this product. I was told by a guy selling safes that he would not recommend using Damprid because if it spills it is corrosive and obviously that could be problematic in the long term.
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I use this in my kegerator which gets a lot more moisture than a safe and it works great. You have to take it out and plug it in for 24 hours about once a month or so. Also I have seen multiple safe stores that sell this product. I was told by a guy selling safes that he would not recommend using Damprid because if it spills it is corrosive and obviously that could be problematic in the long term.
This looks to be the exact same product as the Remington version I picked up
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I can't speak to the posted desiccants, but I know cedar works great. I keep a sock full of rice in my gun safe. It has the advantage of being microwaved and placed on my injuries too.
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Anyone who has not used this product should look into it.

http://www.theruststore.com/Bull-Frog-Emitter-Shield-P25C12.aspx

I bought a couple of their products and could not be more happy.

The coast guard uses them.
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Anyone who has not used this product should look into it.

http://www.theruststore.com/Bull-Frog-Emitter-Shield-P25C12.aspx

I bought a couple of their products and could not be more happy.

The coast guard uses them.
Thanks! This looks perfect for my die set cabinet.
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I know salt will draw moisture. Will it draw enough moisture to keep your gun safe dry might be a good topic for the myth busters. Ebay has large packs of desiccant that are inexpensive. I put the large packs of desiccant in my safe and ammo cans. The desiccant packs weigh about a half pound.

If your safe has a hole in the top of it you can put a small light bulb in it.
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In my humid area, resturants and diners put rice in their salt shakers to keep it smoooth flowing.

Salts are used in some bluing applications.
I'm wondering though that seeing Louisiana has salt mines, why is it so humid there?
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