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Old August 7, 2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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Gun safe dehumidifier - which to get?

Finally decided to get the AMSEC 30 gun BF-6030 gun safe. Should I get the 12" or 18" Goldenrod dehumidifier? Or are there other options that would work better? I just had a new outlet installed in the closet where the safe is going to go.

Also thinking of keeping my rechargeable (plug in to dry out) dessicant dehumidifier that I've been using for added protection.
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Old August 7, 2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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The extra 6 inches won't hurt. I'd go for the 18 inch. It's better to have more than not enough...JMO......
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Old August 7, 2007, 05:44 PM   #3
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3lb cotton bag of Silica Gel! You ran regenerate it in the microwave. I use a swamp box cooler that is hell on fire arms. It works for me.

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Old August 7, 2007, 11:49 PM   #4
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I've had the same Golden Rod in my safe since 1986 and it's still going strong. There has never been a hint of rust or moisture in my safe or on my guns. Highly recommend the Golden Rod.
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Old August 8, 2007, 08:51 AM   #5
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Dehumidifiers and gun safes are more properly placed in Gear and Accessories area.

For whatever another opinion is worth, I think the longer Goldenrod is the way to go, for a fairly large safe. And, being a belt-AND-suspenders person, I'd go ahead and use the dessicant as well. Dunno about your area, but power outages are known to happen in ours.

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Old August 8, 2007, 10:34 AM   #6
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Thanks guys for the advice - looks like I'm going to go with the longer rod and the dessicant as a backup.
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