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Zamzow 02-22-2013 03:56 AM

Are dehumidifiers worth the investments?

austin92 02-22-2013 06:50 AM

Always told myself I'd buy one with my first safe

Axxe55 02-22-2013 06:56 AM

IMO, i think that it depends on your climate and your particular house and it's heating and cooling system. everyone's situation is different. even though i live in a very high humidity climate, (East Texas) i don't have one and have no problems with rust at all.

string1946 02-22-2013 12:28 PM

I agree with Axxe. I live in Georgia and it can get pretty humid in the summer. When I was using my safe, I bought a piano dehumidifier which was about the same thing as a Golden Rod but cheaper. Now that I have a vault I have a free standing dehumidifier from Sears and also a oil circulating heater (looks like a small steam radiator) that keeps it a steady 30% humidity and 75degrees.

Zamzow 02-22-2013 05:24 PM

I live in northern Cali and we don't get humidity. Its just dry heat over here. The only reason I was considering one was because my closet is right by my shower in the master bedroom and I didn't know if that kind of humidity could be a problem.

StainlessSteel215 02-22-2013 05:25 PM

Mine works great here in PA.....specially for the wet months....most have a built in humidity reader that lets you know the percentage of moisture in that room. Mine feeds right into the sump in the basement

Zamzow 02-22-2013 06:06 PM

I'm not looking at a big one. I'm looking at those mini ones that go right into the safe.

StainlessSteel215 02-22-2013 07:57 PM

Oh duh....

Well in that case I think the desiccant packs are thre way to fly. I have about 6 of the medium ones scattered around my safe...and like 5 or 6 of the small ones scattered around each of my 50mm size ammo boxes. Cheap and works nicely

purehavoc 02-22-2013 08:06 PM

I have a dehumidifier rod , 6 medium desiccant packets , and 8 ft of LED lighting in my safe , my safe runs about 10 degrees higher than the outside temp , never a problem with rust , but I do put my desiccant packets in the oven and recharge them every 6 months . I just have too much invested in there to take a chance on letting my stuff get rusty

Sniper03 02-22-2013 08:11 PM


I use the large Desiccant Cans! They work great! And to recharge them you just put them in your oven as directed and they are as good as new. However a guy needs something! In time rust will sneak in on you somewhere. I may be crazy but I am paranoid about anything electrical being in my safe with my prized possessions?


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