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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-27-2010, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Gun Safe Dehumidifiers

I have an old wooded style gun case with the glass front on it. I have this located in my basement. Right now I have one of those rechargeable chemical dehumidifiers in it, but I have to constantly recharge it. I was thinking about going to one of the Electric Dehumidifiers, but wasn't sure if it would be safe to operate an Electric Dehumidifier in a wood framed case. I don't know how much heat they really generate???

Anyone using one in a wood gun case? Is it safe?

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Re: Gun Safe Dehumidifiers

I have two and they are hot to the touch. One is very hot.

They work in the safes because the safes are sealed pretty tight. A wood cabinet is not tight and I doubt they would be very effective.
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Re: Gun Safe Dehumidifiers

I have a golden rod in my safe and also use a small plug in dehumidifier. I would use a household dehumidifier in your case.
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Re: Gun Safe Dehumidifiers

I purchased this Remington unit recently...requires no electric to run only to charge:

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templa....form23&Go.x=16

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Re: Gun Safe Dehumidifiers

A suggestion.Get a large, for gun safes, Inhibitor Plug & put it in the cabinet, change it once a year. Emits a chemical that prevents rust on everything. Run a dehumidifier in the room in the summer or all year if basement is not heated. If it is heated, don't need it in winter. Do a web search for "inhibitor rust preventative"
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Re: Gun Safe Dehumidifiers

Well, I went a head and did an experiment. I bought an 18-inch Gun Saver Rod made by Golden Rod. Bought it off Midway USA for $14.99 (plus shipping). So, it's been in my woode cabinet for a month now. I recharged my desicant dehumidifier when I installed the Gun Saver Rod to see how well the new Gun Saver Rod works. So far I've only need to recharge the Desicant ONE TIME in 30 days! I had been recharging it 4-6 times per month.

I'm happy and sold on the Gun Saver Rod!

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Re: Gun Safe Dehumidifiers

I had a Remington unit. Be careful not to overcharge it. Once I did and it was junk.
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