I have moisture acculationg in my gun safe and I heard that if I have a cup of rock salt, water will accumulate in the cup. Is this true? Anyone ever heard this?
You could also spray each gun with storage gun oil then put each one in a gun sock. I have remmington gun socks impregnated with silicone.Thanks guys . I have a dehumidifier but the beach is in my pack yard and I duck hunt a lot it crappy weather and I'm scared off getting rust.. all I have rust on is old 870 express from the 80s and it had spot on the.barrel. everything all my other rifles are fine and have been creaned every three weeks
I always make sure I acclimatize the gun in the same room for an hour before I wipe down with dry microfibre cloth spray with gun storage oil let dry then put in sock. I have moisture trap dehumidifier in cabinet as well. This seems to work for me I always repeat process every few weeks or so whether I shoot them or not. I have to store my guns in attick and it can get quite cold up there, I have had pitting of the barrel on previous rifles in the past and found that this has worked best for me.I have always been told storing this way is a bad idea, the sock will trap moisture in as well as keep it out?
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 cheapoI 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.
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.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 rid&scinit1=damp rid
This looks to be the exact same product as the Remington version I picked upEva-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.
Thanks! This looks perfect for my die set cabinet.Anyone who has not used this product should look into it.
I bought a couple of their products and could not be more happy.
The coast guard uses them.