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Old November 7, 2009, 11:02 AM   #1
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Safe Dehumidifier

I own a fire proof gun safe and have had some problem with humidity in the safe. I placed a cheep humidity gage in the safe and was surprised at the 50% reading I was getting even with desiccant bags in the safe.
Two months ago I purchased one of these Remington de humidifiers and for 25$ I have been impressed how well it works.
It has a simple gage on it and when it turns red (moisture capacity) you take it out of the safe and plug it into a wall outlet for 12 hours and its good for months.
The first week it was in the safe it turned red but the humidity was down to 20% (the safe had not been open in that time). I plugged it in over night and set it back in the safe. The safe has only been opened twice in the last month and a half and the humidity was below 20%.
I have no idea what a good humidity rate for a safe is but we have been having wet weather which hasn’t changed over that period so I think this simple device is working well.

Cabelas discription

with Remington's® Mini-Dehumidifier. Uses colorless, odorless nontoxic Water Glass crystals to constantly absorb moisture from the air. Every 30-60 days, the indicator window will turn pink when the unit needs regeneration. Simply plug it in to a standard electrical outlet for 10-12 hours, and the indicator window will turn blue when it's recharged and ready to go again. The average life span is approximately 10 years.
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Old November 7, 2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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50% humidity is good. 45% to 55% humidity at 70 degrees is considered ideal conditions.

If you get it too dry, and you have firearms with wood on them, you'll run the risk of cracking it.
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Old November 7, 2009, 04:18 PM   #3
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i've been using those dehumidifiers for about 2 years now. i bought 2 for each safe so i can rotate in a "charged" one. i leave the things plugged in when not in use, hasn't had any negative effects. i rotate 'em every 3 weeks.
goldenrod is another alternative if you have an outlet near the safe.
just my 2c
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