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NON-ELECTRICAL DEHUMIDIFIER FOR GUN SAFE

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by td_ict_ks, Aug 13, 2010.

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  1. td_ict_ks

    td_ict_ks TS Member

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    Any ideas about what to use as a dehumidifier for a gun safe that is not electrical? I have the save downstairs and we do have a dehumidifier in the basement but I am looking for something to put in the safe for a little extra protection.
     
  2. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    You can buy desiccant

    When the blue flakes turn pink, put it in the oven until they are blue again ... then back into the safe.
     
  3. skeeljc

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    I have one of the quart size dessicant cans in my safe. It lasts about 3 months then I just put it in the oven at 400 for 3 hours to dry it out. It has the crystals in the top that turn blue when it needs to be recharged.

    I keep my shop at 50% RH and the dessicant is just added protection.

    I cannot remember where I got it. Try Brownells.

    Jim Skeel
     
  4. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    Drop a cord through the lift bolt hole in the top of the safe and install a light socket. Use a 7-1/2 to 15 watt bulb. The slightly elevated temperature will keep the safe dry and not make enough heat to dry out the stocks. It only takes a few degrees above the outside temperature to keep the humidity out. Plus you have a light to see better when you are searching for which gun you want to use that day. Cheap and easy and worked for me for years. Good Luck
     
  5. shooterIII

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    Cabela's catalog and in the Item or Key words put in Item No. QL-220673
     
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    If you have a Honda or Yamaha motorcycle dealer near you ,go there and ask if they still ship the bikes with the moisture protection bags inside the shipping crates .Thats where I got mine Great for inside the safe
     
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    this is what i use

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=623716
     
  8. dcb_wvu

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    Yep, that's the one. I am adding one to my safe and I have the "golden rod" installed as well. It is still working but I noticed some rust starting on some of the older ones. took them all out, cleaned them and oiled everything. Most of the dessicants are re-usable. I think they are CaCl2 which will take on water H2O and then you put it in the oven to evaporate it. works well. buy the big one and just stick it in there, maybe even two.
     
  9. td_ict_ks

    td_ict_ks TS Member

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    Thanks everyone!! I'll check them out. I don't have an electrical outlet close to the safe and don't want to run electical to it if I don't have too.
     
  10. Remington STS

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    have no idea.
     
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