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Heaters don't pull out moisture, they keep the air and other contents above the dewpoint
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Thus, the only inquiry that this Court should conduct is to determine whether the firearms prohibited by the Act are protected by the Second Amendment. Because they are, the Act is simply unconstitutional.
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Old November 10th, 2020, 06:04 PM #22
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If I run a dehumidifier 24/7 and the rh is 35-40 in my basement do I need to bother?
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Only if the safe NEVER gets cooler than the rest of the room. If the safe is the same temp or warmer as where the dehumidifier is, you are OK. Its real easy to put a small heater in the safe to be double sure. Do you have any car or homeowner insurance above the minimum? The heater is that little extra in this case
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Thus, the only inquiry that this Court should conduct is to determine whether the firearms prohibited by the Act are protected by the Second Amendment. Because they are, the Act is simply unconstitutional.
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That’s it; I’ve decided to look for a small-ish disco ball for the inside of my bigger safes (probably would “clash” with the austere interiors of my Treadloks ;-)
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That’s it; I’ve decided to look for a small-ish disco ball for the inside of my bigger safes (probably would “clash” with the austere interiors of my Treadloks ;-)
Get a Disco Barbie and liven things up.
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Agreed on golden rod.
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We have a small safe to keep some guns and ammo in. What are the best ways to keep it dry in there?
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Google golden rod. I have used them since they were invented and have never had one fail and never had rust on my guns in the safes.
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https://www.lockdown.com/products/mo...od/725721.html

The Golden Rod Dehumidifier works by slightly increasing the air temperature inside the gun safe or other enclosure. This allows the warm air to circulate throughout the safe on a continual basis, thus eliminating humidity, mildew, and condensation. All of which are dangerous to your expensive firearm collection. Made in the USA.

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12" Length

110-120 volt AC plug power source

Protects Up to 100 cubic feet with an extremely low overall surface area in safe

Eliminates moisture from the air by continuously warming the air and creating a convection current within the gun safe to prevent rust build up

Perfect for gun safes, boat hulls, camper cabinets, and other small areas that harbor moisture

Vermiculite filled, lifetime warranty and Made in the USA
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I design outdoor Payment Kiosks for a living and used to be in the Plastics Drying Industry.

I kind of don't like calling the goldenrod a "dehumidifier". Its a heater.

Its amazing how just keeping the insides warmer than the outsides keeps moisture down.
Anything that safely bumps the heat up works. Heat distributed over a larger area keeps the surface temperature down. There will be a bit of a gradient near the heater so you need space away from it and nothing touching it.
Increasing the temp inside the safe by say 10 degrees reduces the Relative Humidity pretty well.

You can use this calculator to look at humidity change on the inside when comparing inside and outside temps.

Remember to not leave safe open for long periods of time. Treat it like a fridge.

What you DON"T want to do is Heat up a closed area, then let it cool down, that can cause condensation. (ever take hot food then put into a zip lock bag or tupperware, then it cools and gets wet on the inside?)
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Thank you everyone. I will check and see if there is a hole in the safe for a cord.
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