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Offline Hilltophustler

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Gun safe dehumidifiers
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:42:38 AM »
What are you guys running for your gun safe dehumidifiers? I have Cannon safe located in the garage and starting to get very slight surface rust on a few of the safe queens. Going to try and nip this in the butt before it gets out of hand. I have a few of the cheapo "rechargeable" Remington ones but it might be time for those to go. I do have a hole in the back to run a cord through. Been looking at the rod style. Thanks for the info

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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 08:56:02 AM »
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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 09:09:48 AM »
When I bought my Browning safe 6 or 7 years ago, I purchased a Browning flexible dehumidifier.  All I can comment on is that no surface rust whatsoever or any indication of it not working since I installed it. :tup:

http://www.browning.com/products/gun-safes-and-pistol-vaults/safe-accessories/flexible-everdry-electric-dehumidifier.html
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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 11:29:27 AM »

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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 11:36:02 AM »
My old safe I had the Goldenrod dehumidifier, but I sold that safe when I got a bigger safe, and the dehumidifier went with it. I still haven't got around to buying a new dehumidifier for the new safe, but haven't had any issues with rust, so I'm not sure I even need one. And this is out in my garage.

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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 01:34:08 PM »
I have a safe in my Basement w/ consistent temp. I use the silica granules. Every few months I recharge them by baking in the oven. Cheap and no problems

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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 02:22:41 PM »
GoldenRod

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x3 - going on 14 years in an unheated garage.  I also make sure everything is dry and wiped down with a cloth with WD-40 when it goes back into the safe.
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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 04:33:29 PM »
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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 10:11:01 PM »
I picked up a cannon scout 48 gun safe about a year ago. Looking at the goldenrods I see they run from 18"-36".  How do you determine which size is adequate for your safe?

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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 10:17:50 PM »
Goldenrod. They come in all different length and some different colors if you don't wanna see the brass rod in the bottom.

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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 06:59:30 AM »
Thanks guys... Ordered the 24in goldenrod last night. Tschaefer72- I just measured the inside of the bottom of my safe and went from there.

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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 07:19:49 AM »
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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 08:54:31 AM »
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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 09:28:25 AM »
Dumb question.......... Do all makes of safes come with a hole to run the electrical cord through?

I'll have to look at mine tonight, i can't picture one other than where I lagged into the wall.

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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 01:56:53 PM »
Dumb question.......... Do all makes of safes come with a hole to run the electrical cord through?

I know my Dads does not. Cant remember the make of his off the top of my head. I also have a small sentry safe that does not. 

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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 02:35:36 PM »
Q,

I custom ordered mine with the hole drilled into it to run the cord.  However, That could compromise the fire rating I learned. I have since plugged it.

But I do the same with some large desiccant bags and periodically recharge them in the oven.  Has worked great.  My safe is in the house though, where it is generally pretty dry.
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Re: Gun safe dehumidifiers
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 03:20:40 PM »
I have mine in an un heated garage also. I tried the Remington one along with a few others, had to use ALLOT of oil on everything to keep it from rusting. Put in a Golden Rod and a temp/moisture meter, no more problems.

 

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