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Old 03-25-2013, 08:13 PM   #11
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I clean my guns after each range trip and maybe once every couple months if Im not shooting a lot.....but this cheap and effective mini humidifier seems to make the work much easier!
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:45 AM   #12
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I'm using a Browning 18" rod , can't say much about it considering I just installed it yesterday. I'm hoping it does something. I noticed my humidity gauge was reading 60% , I better notice a difference in the morning.
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I have a question. With a dehumidifier rod (I have a 18in lock down) do I need a moisture gauge also?
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I have a question. With a dehumidifier rod (I have a 18in lock down) do I need a moisture gauge also?
I don't think you need one per say, but it's nice to verify it is actually working. I just put dehumidifier rod in the other day and wanted to see if it is actually doing its job. So far it dropped the humidity 10%. I just have the cheap Lockdown humidity gauge.
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I lived in Hanau, and the humidity wasn't too bad. Come to The South - 90 degrees is not too bad until 100% humidity kicks in.
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Anybody try any damprid in their gun safe? I have a mini rechargeable dehumidifier and a silica gel can, but they have to be recharged every few weeks.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:22 AM   #17
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If you are storing guns in a safe and unless you simply can not wire to AC there is no reason to go with anything but a Golden Rod. I paid $20-30.00 for my first one approx 20 something years ago. I have yet to have one issue with rust pitting or corrosion of any type. Not even on the few abuse use guns it shares safe space with. It(Golden Rod)spent the first 15 years in a non fire/heat rated Browning Platinum Plus Series 24 +/- gun safe in the heat & humidity of my west central FL. homes non climate/humidity controlled garage. Several guns in that safe laid where they were first placed for 10-12 years and even those never showed any finish action or bore issues. For what it is worth, I always cleaned lubed and oiled anything that had done work and or was going to get a rest for a while. Even now with two additional fire/heat rated Liberty safes which reside in a climate/humidity control environment at my U Store It type man cave I still use Golden Rods in all three. That is just my experience, others may vary.
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A 15 watt lightbulb will give off enough heat to keep the humidity out of your safe. Just leave it on all the time.
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The only up side to a 15 watt light bulb is that when you open your safe you have light(well unless the bulb has burned out)but I do have to agree that a 15 watt bulb will create enough heat in most safes to deal with the problem of humidity / condensation. However I still can not understand why anyone would go any other route than a Golden Rod or
a quality piano dehumidifier. I guess that is one of the things that make the USA great, choice! But dollars to doughnuts a Golden Rod or a quality piano dehumidifier is so cheap so simple and so effective.

P.S. I just found the receipt for my original GR, it will be 19 years old in May 2013 and from Midway USA cost $39.99 shipped to my home.
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The light bulb is easy to find, easy to wire in, and gives you light to see your guns.

Today, in the age of led lighting, a single lightbulb is not going to be very showy. If you look around, I think some LEDs do give off some heat. Some are so cool, they would be useless in burning off humidity.

A small fan also gives off heat, as well as circulates the air.

Lots of options.
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