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Oct 4th, 2018 at 3:19pm
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What do you guys use to reduce/eliminate humidity where you store your firearms?
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Reply #1 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 3:33pm
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Golden Rod & 40 watt light bulbs.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 3:39pm
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Golden rod.  When ever I happen to remember to look when I have the safe open, it is about 50%.
  

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Reply #3 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 3:47pm
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Scott I have keep my firearms in my safe in my garage for several years now. The safe is nothing special, not lined or sealed in any manner but it is constructed well, back, sides, top and bottom 1/4 inch thick steel the door 3/8. The garage is also nothing special just a typical sheet rocked garage and it goes through substantial weather changes from temps. well over a 100 to water freezing as well as humidity and mositure in the air especially so during the foggy days. To date I have had no issues of any rusting taking place nor do I do anything special other than wiping them down with Balistol prior to leaving the range and of course cleaning the barrels and doing the same and then just simply placing them in the safe. All though it was a big concern at first in my case it turned out to be all for naught and based on your own location I would tend to think it not to be much different for you as for me unlike some of the other areas in the country.
  
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Mine are in a finished basement, and temps stay dry and consistent all year. Never had humidity issues, or too dry issues either.
  

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Reply #5 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 4:33pm
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I have dehumidifier that I use when it's not winter.  It keeps the relative humidity in my heated/finished basement at 50% or less.   I think they are a good investment.

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Wood stove.
  

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Reply #7 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 10:01pm
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Floor model dehumifier for basement rooms and Eva-Dry E-333 Renewable Mini-Dehumidifiers in the safes



  

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Reply #8 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 10:31pm
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BP wrote on Oct 4th, 2018 at 9:10pm:
Wood stove.

  All summer?
  

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Reply #9 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 10:42pm
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Jeff_Schultz wrote on Oct 4th, 2018 at 10:31pm:
BP wrote on Oct 4th, 2018 at 9:10pm:
Wood stove.

  All summer?

Dry basement doesn't need it in the summer. Handy for warming up the coffee in the porcelain percolator though.
  

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Reply #10 - Oct 4th, 2018 at 10:55pm
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BP wrote on Oct 4th, 2018 at 9:10pm:
Wood stove.


Same here. We've had a fire going for several days. The picture tells the story.
  

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