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#7043199 - 01/18/18 10:51 AM Dehumidifier rod
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I have a 64 gun liberty safe from Cabelas itís the fat boy. I have a Goldenrod humidifier rod plugged in it as well as a Liberty mini dehumidifier with the indicator on it. When I bought the rod from Cabelas the guy swore up and down it would be plenty for that safe but I got the Liberty as back up and sure enough it seems like every other month the indicator shows itís wet. The safe is kept inside my house. The goldenrod is warm to the touch so I assume itís working. What should I do to cut down on the humidity?

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#7043379 - 01/18/18 01:54 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
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I assume you mean a Goldenrod - de - humidifier?

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#7043430 - 01/18/18 02:39 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: jdk1985]
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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
I assume you mean a Goldenrod - de - humidifier?


Yes, you are correct to assume that. Any advice or are you just here to be my personal spell checker?


Edited by _Lee (01/18/18 02:46 PM)

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#7043707 - 01/18/18 06:30 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
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I have a 60 gun in my house with a golden rod and no means to check humidity. I live on the coast in a very humid area and have never had a problem with rust. I doubt you need to do anything unless you are having issues.

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#7043802 - 01/18/18 07:25 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: TxHunter80]
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Originally Posted By: TxHunter80
I have a 60 gun in my house with a golden rod and no means to check humidity. I live on the coast in a very humid area and have never had a problem with rust. I doubt you need to do anything unless you are having issues.


No issues just making sure I wonít have anyin the future, thanks!

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#7043824 - 01/18/18 07:37 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
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Originally Posted By: _Lee
Originally Posted By: jdk1985
I assume you mean a Goldenrod - de - humidifier?


Yes, you are correct to assume that. Any advice or are you just here to be my personal spell checker?


Not a matter of spell checking. Just checking the obvious.

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#7043866 - 01/18/18 08:00 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: jdk1985]
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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
Originally Posted By: _Lee
Originally Posted By: jdk1985
I assume you mean a Goldenrod - de - humidifier?


Yes, you are correct to assume that. Any advice or are you just here to be my personal spell checker?


Not a matter of spell checking. Just checking the obvious.


My mistake I didnít even know they made humidifier rods.

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#7044013 - 01/18/18 09:21 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
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Originally Posted By: _Lee
No issues just making sure I wonít have anyin the future, thanks!

My safe has been in my house for years; I do not have a dehumidifier. No issues.
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#7054027 - 01/26/18 01:09 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
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You need to get a hygrometer, like this one hygrometer , so you know the humidity. You want to have 40 to 50% humidity in the safe to keep the stocks from drying out and cracking or warping. Above 50%, you risk rust.
If it takes a couple of months for the dehumidifier to show wet, you don't have too much moisture.


Edited by TX0303 (01/26/18 01:09 PM)

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#7059272 - 01/30/18 07:22 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: TX0303]
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Originally Posted By: TX0303
You need to get a hygrometer, like this one hygrometer , so you know the humidity. You want to have 40 to 50% humidity in the safe to keep the stocks from drying out and cracking or warping. Above 50%, you risk rust.
If it takes a couple of months for the dehumidifier to show wet, you don't have too much moisture.


Iíve never heard of that but Iím definitely going to order one just for a peace of mind. I appreciate it.

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#7060045 - 01/31/18 10:24 AM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: Mickey Moose]
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Originally Posted By: Mickey Moose
Originally Posted By: _Lee
No issues just making sure I wonít have anyin the future, thanks!

My safe has been in my house for years; I do not have a dehumidifier. No issues.


I follow this logic and if I'm storing something for long term it gets a wipe down with an oiled patch.
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#7061143 - 01/31/18 09:35 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
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Your local cigar shop should have several hygrometers in stock that are small and accurate. They live and die by humidity. Never thought of one for the safe but will own one soon. Good info.

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#7062256 - 02/01/18 06:05 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
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That goldenrod is only a heating element to keep a safe a steady warm temp to keep humidity down doesnít remove anything .

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#7066826 - 02/05/18 12:22 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
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I bought a Frigidaire 75 pint dehumidifier and put in my gun room. It works great. I have to empty it out about once a month depending on the weather.
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