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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by 02limitedwj, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. 02limitedwj

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    i just recently purchased a gun safe and want to know the best way to dehumidify it....would you guys recommend a electric dehumidifier of some of the silica gel packs...and give me some recommendations on the two options
     
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    I have had a safe for more than 25 years and in that time all I have had to protect against humidity is a desi-log (large desi pak covered in canvas) and several normal desi packs in the corners. This method works for me as I have never had one single rust issue with any firearm. Once a year (usually on my b-day), I will replace the desi packs and clean and lube all the firearms and return them to the safe.
     
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    I have 1 of these Remington Silica Gel dehumidifiers in each of my 2 gun safes. No problems with humidity, and when they become saturated, you just plug them into an electrical outlet to dry them out.

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    I use this in the bottom of the safe. When the gel turns to water I put a new one in it.
     

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    I also had a Golden Rod in my lst safe for 15 yrs and it did the job fine in a refridgerator size safe, it was still working fine when I sold the safe so it went along with it. This time I bought a smaller safe and bought a rechargeable Remington model on ebay but its only a couple weeks old so can't really report pos. or neg. on it but the ad says it will last 10 yrs. so we will see.
     
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    thanks for all the replies...i might go with the golden rod...i was just concerned about rust so i will give it a try and see how it works out...thanks guys
     
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    I also use these. I use two in my large safe and one in my smaller safe. I have to recharge them about once every two weeks but I live in a coastal city. Mine are Stack-On brand but they are the same ones.