Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Mjohnson1683, LaPaloma2018, Q&A, 22khornet, DeadPerfectTaxi
63774 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 88078
stxranchman 52991
bill oxner 47287
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44375
BOBO the Clown 43651
BMD 40944
Big Orn 37484
SnakeWrangler 36511
txshntr 35239
facebook
Forum Stats
63774 Members
45 Forums
417043 Topics
6045475 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#7043199 - 01/18/18 10:51 AM Dehumidifier rod
_Lee Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1491
Loc: Round Rock tx
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?

Top
#7043379 - 01/18/18 01:54 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
jdk1985 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 12192
Loc: Waco, TX
I assume you mean a Goldenrod - de - humidifier?

Top
#7043430 - 01/18/18 02:39 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: jdk1985]
_Lee Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1491
Loc: Round Rock tx
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)

Top
#7043707 - 01/18/18 06:30 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
TxHunter80 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/04/15
Posts: 621
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.

Top
#7043802 - 01/18/18 07:25 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: TxHunter80]
_Lee Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1491
Loc: Round Rock tx
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!

Top
#7043824 - 01/18/18 07:37 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
jdk1985 Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 12192
Loc: Waco, TX
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.

Top
#7043866 - 01/18/18 08:00 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: jdk1985]
_Lee Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1491
Loc: Round Rock tx
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.

Top
#7044013 - 01/18/18 09:21 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
Mickey Moose Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/05/12
Posts: 4485
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.
_________________________
* Information Security Ninja
* NRA Endowment Life Member

* In search of 1 or 2 person lease, 3 hours from Plano, Please PM me

Top
#7054027 - 01/26/18 01:09 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
TX0303 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/08/16
Posts: 193
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)

Top
#7059272 - 01/30/18 07:22 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: TX0303]
_Lee Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 1491
Loc: Round Rock tx
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.

Top
#7060045 - 01/31/18 10:24 AM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: Mickey Moose]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 28033
Loc: Texas
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.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#7061143 - 01/31/18 09:35 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
JCO Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 166
Loc: N.E. Texas
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.

Top
#7062256 - 02/01/18 06:05 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
KK30RAR Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 139
Loc: Arlington
That goldenrod is only a heating element to keep a safe a steady warm temp to keep humidity down doesnít remove anything .
_________________________
Pulsar xq50 trail
Pulsar xq30f Helion

Top
#7066826 - 02/05/18 12:22 PM Re: Dehumidifier rod [Re: _Lee]
tShawnB Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 09/19/12
Posts: 1118
Loc: Forney
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.
_________________________
How come everybody I meet is a deer hunting expert?

Top



© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide