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Yes, moisture is attracted to cool dark spaces like safes.  A coating of RemOil or similar on the sporting arm helps to  displace water and lubricate.

 

http://www.eva-dry.com/products/eva-dry-333-mini-dehumidifier/

 

http://www.goldenroddehumidifiers.com/models_specifications.htm

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Yes, moisture is attracted to cool dark spaces like safes.  A coating of RemOil or similar on the sporting arm helps to  displace water and lubricate.

 

http://www.eva-dry.com/products/eva-dry-333-mini-dehumidifier/

 

http://www.goldenroddehumidifiers.com/models_specifications.htm

sporting arms?  sorry, not following

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I have several LARGE safes and I use the following in all of them:

 

PEET electric DeHumidifier in the rear corner :

 

This actually circulates the air and warm the the ambient temp to approx. 70-75 degrees

 

Look here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Peet-M10-SafeKeeping-Dryer-Safe-Electric-Dehumidifier-/190859897434?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c7022ea5a

 

Stack on (Eva-Dry, Remington, ect.) silica dehumidifier:

This is mounted to the side of the upper section. this are filled with silica gel (beads) that

absorb excess moisture that can accumulate from opening & closing the save when either 

the heat or AC is on in the room. Theu ca nthen be pluged into an outlet which activates a

built-in dryer that dissipates the moisture from the silica beads - then you put it back into the safe.

 

Look here:http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVA-DRY-E-333-Gun-Safe-Dehumidifier-ammo-vault-gun-locker-closet-dryer-/140986420591?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d3720d6f

 

I also use a humidity gauge to monitor that the levels are low. Usually around 40-45% is perfect.

 

Good luck!

JT

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I believe Eva-Dry is the original brand and the others are rebranded.  They're great but only work with slight humidity.  I put a bunch of them in an off-site cabinet and got surface rust after a few months.  Climate control in the building is the most important thing, dessiccants and heat sticks are secondary.

 

Do you use silicon spray and/or gun socks within the safe/cabinet?

 

Do you use the A/C non-stop or open your windows when the temperature permits?  Night air can be very cool (and airs out a stuffy house that runs A/C all day) but it can also be very humid.  Enough to make my wood furniture swell! (real furniture, not ifle stocks)

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I have "DampRid" in the walk in closet hanging and "Eva-Dry 300" in the safe just in case.  There is moisture being captured for sure on both.  I highly recommend these products.

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sporting arms?  sorry, not following

It is a bad habbit to call your guns weapons, it can land you in jail.. They are sporting arms or firearms in the civilian world. You never want to tell a figure of authority you have a weapon so it is very good practice to call them sporting arms..

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I use Eva-dry in the basement safe. I check on it every week or two to recharge it when it fills up. I also check my firearms every few weeks just to check to make sure no rust is building up on the ones I don't use frequently. Gun socks and a protective coat of oil or wipe down with a silicone cloth. Perhaps it is overkill, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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I use Eva-dry in the basement safe. I check on it every week or two to recharge it when it fills up. I also check my firearms every few weeks just to check to make sure no rust is building up on the ones I don't use frequently. Gun socks and a protective coat of oil or wipe down with a silicone cloth. Perhaps it is overkill, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

I agree I do exactly this.

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