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Golden Rod

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by grunt, Sep 14, 2008.

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  1. grunt

    grunt TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    I use one, worth the money. A small light bulb will work also.Placed on the bottom of the safe the rod will generate a small amount of heat that will rise and keep the moisture a bay.
     
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    For 10 years or better and no rust.
     
  3. HSLDS

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    Best investment you can make for gun care.
     
  4. Buddy O

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    I have 2 in my safe. Never had a problem with moisture.
     
  5. BDodd

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    Yes and yes since 1988 with success even when the safe was in the washer/dryer room and then in the garage in the months of wet and cold of western Orygun....breakemall.....Bob Dodd
     
  6. JerryP

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    Be careful with light bulbs, too much heat will cause problems.
     
  7. jabrlin

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    JerryP, what kind of problems with lite bulbs, I have been using 25 &40 watt bulbs for40 years with no problems! jabrlin
     
  8. TrapshooterDan

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    Alan,
    I have two of the golden rods and only need one.
    I will take $15 plus shipping for the extra one
    if you are interested. Dan
     
  9. stokinpls

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    They produce one in black that 1s about $10 cheaper if you want to give it a try. If you don't like the idea of using electricity all the time, put it on a timer. Good luck.
     
  10. timb99

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    Surface of a light bulb, even a 25 watter, can be pretty hot.

    The low watt density of the calrod heaters (like the goldenrod) means you can still touch the surface without getting burned. And, even the bigger goldenrods are only 25 watts.

    A light bulb too close to something in the safe may cause it to melt or burn.

    Also, too much heat "can" dry out the wood stocks, though I suspect this may take quite a long time.

    The light bulb trick works...Its just the goldenrod is probably a better choice since its made specifically for this purpose.

    I'd stick to 25 watt bulbs though.
     
  11. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Golden rods in all the safes at the shop and the home safe too. Worth every penny. If you can stand the smell of mothballs they work great in metal guncases to stop any corrosion. They are good in tool boxes as well. The old toolmakers in my uncles shop used them in their wooden tool boxes ... never hand any moths either!

    Bob
     
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