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Old 07-22-2013, 12:08 PM   #11
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I used to use a piano dehumiditifer when I was using a safe. Its about the same as a Golden Rod.

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Eva Dry has dessicant inside with a small plastic window. When the dessicant turns pink plug it into a wall outlet till it turns blue again. Mine lasts about a week between times. S.E. La. is pretty humid.

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I have a desicant pack, and a dehumidifier rod in each of my safes, the rods probably burn $10 worth of electricity a year, very low wattage (12W I think).
My safes are closed ia an isulated room in the gararge, inside safe humidity runs between 50 and 55% all summer, been this way for years, never seen any brownish /orangish stuff on any of my guns.

I have remote hygrometer in the safes that send to a base unit, yes thru the safe,I can read the humidity inside the safe without opening them.
$18.00 at Amazon.

Of course I wax all my guns also.

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a humidifier is a good idea if you live in an area where there is high humidity. but also on a side note, periodic cleaning and oiling are still good ideas as well. i have some that don't get shot as much as others and still periodically take them out and clean and oil them, regardless of whether they have been shot or not.

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I have a desicant pack, and a dehumidifier rod in each of my safes, the rods probably burn $10 worth of electricity a year, very low wattage (12W I think).
My safes are closed ia an isulated room in the gararge, inside safe humidity runs between 50 and 55% all summer, been this way for years, never seen any brownish /orangish stuff on any of my guns.

I have remote hygrometer in the safes that send to a base unit, yes thru the safe,I can read the humidity inside the safe without opening them.
$18.00 at Amazon.

Of course I wax all my guns also.

Jim
I have tried a couple of remote hydros similar to these and they would not transmit far enough with the safe closed.
How far will your Remote Hydro transmit thru the safe?
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If your safe is stored in a room within your house you don't need a dehumidifier. I have one in mine because it came free with my Bear Safe but you don't need one. You'll never have to recharge it or anything. Unless you keep your safe in the garage or you live on a houseboat in the bayou, you don't need one.

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