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    Gun safe humidity control

    My gun safe is one of those fireproof, waterproof safes that has a rubber seal in there so there is no air flow. It gets a little humid in there from what i can tell, it will get worse in the summer.

    Where do you guys get those humidity control packs and what is the best price / size ratio i should be looking at. Also i have no idea how long they last.

    My safe is a Honeywell 2087D

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    Don't know if you ride, but I used to work for a Harley dealer. New Bikes (Harleys, anyway) come packed with several packages of desiccant. The packs are about 8-10 inches long and maybe about 4 inches in circumference. I got a number of them for free when I worked there, but since they just throw them out anyway I don't see any reason they wouldn't spot you a couple, anyway, just to be nice. Just the thing you're looking for!
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    The safe came with 1 big one. About 4 or 5 inches long and a few inchs wide, but i don't know how long it was in there or how long it will last.

    I have seen some in the past that tell you when they are all used up? Just don't know where to find them.

    can i post ebay links on this forum to show what i have found so far?

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    They can be revitalized by sticking them in a low-temp oven for a while. There may be instructions on the packaging, otherwise try the 'Net.
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    Not sure about your safe, but there are some models that have holes for mounting or areas along the edge where you can get an electric cord through. They sell gun safe dehumidifiers that can be plugged into an ac outlet. One of the local gun shops used to stock the actual "gun safe" dehumidifiers until they discovered that the same company makes an identical device for pianos' that cost 1/2 the price. Needless to say, they now stock the electric piano dehumidifiers and have passed the savings along to the consumer.

    Another option would be to purchase the dehumidifier buckets that's sold in the household section of your local supermarket. You would have to check the bucket every so often and empty out the liquid that collects in the bottom. They sell refill packs so you can change out the dehumidifying crystals once they get all used up.



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    You can also go to True Value or Ace hardware and get a closet dehumidifier rod and put in the safe. Same as the one the safe dealer will sell you just half the cost!

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    It doesn't have a hole for mounting hardware or any holes, i wish it had a mount for a steel cable, but it doesn't

    The anti-theft part about it is that it weighs 100 pounds and is bulky i guess, but i hope to be able to tie it down somehow someday.


    The description on this sounds great, but don't know if they are as long lasting as they say. Most of the ones i saw could be re-used a few times but not forever

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

  10. I had a sailboat with a cabin a couple years ago . They all have humidity problems inside the cabin. Check at your local boat shop. West Marine has a little plastic tub de-humidifier for a few bucks filled with crystals that soak up the moisture. One should last you a year or so. Once the crystals get all mushy you can simply buy a little bag of them for a couple dollars to refill the little tub.

    They really work well. If I left my boat at the marina for a months or so when I came back the crystals soaked up so much moisture they turned into a slime. But it kept the cabin mold and mildew free.

    --> Mildew Care Products - Wholesale Marine

    No Damp, less than $6. You could even get the refill for $2 and use your own little shot glass or plastic tub for nothing.

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    Camping supply stores also sells moisture control items. CampingWorld.com for instance.

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