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Posted: 8/18/2004 3:06:51 PM EST
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Is it fire rated?
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Are you sure that there isn't a hole for that purpose already in the safe?
It will be small, probably 1/4" in diameter, only big enough to run the cord through. You attach the plug after the cord is extended outside the safe. Look low , towards the rear of the safe.
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Hey Ober,check about a foot from the base on the back of the safe.If you still don't find a hole,spray everything down with WD-40,it will leave a film on your rifles that will last awhile.
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I would get it off of the floor also. Or put a moisture barrier underneath it, or both.
Also consider if it's pretty much air tight and you place a weapon in there that is damp, it really won't dry out and may mold as stated.

Mark
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Link Posted: 8/18/2004 5:37:12 PM EST
I have to agree with Jeepcreep the long term storage vci paper I use to wrap my blanks in keeps the corroision away better than anything I,ve tried.
My unheated shop is about 600 yards from the pacific ocean and we get 60 to 100 inches of rain a year.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 6:18:54 PM EST
Be careful, IIRC, most fire rated safes cannot be drilled or they will lose their fire rating. You might be able to find some fire rated caulk to seal it up.
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Move to Aridzona?
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Originally Posted By obershutze916:
VCI paper?



Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor

from Corroless Corrosion Control:

"VCI technology works by emitting a vapour which forms a microscopic layer on metal surfaces. This layer has considerable anticorrosive properties and prevents steel and other metals from corroding. Therefore, not only surfaces which are in direct contact with the Corroless product, but also areas in contained void or airspaces above the product, will be protected from corrosion."
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If you have a hole on the top of the safe, Make sure it is open as well. The golden rod is placed on the bottom of the safe and it lightly heats the interior air in the safe as long as there is a slight differance from the interior and exterior air you should be ok , this should dispell the moisture in the safe thru the top of the safe as heat rises.
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some more vci product links www.uline.com/Group_89.asp
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:30:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jeepcreep:
Dessicant in a safe is useless! ....trust me my company sells the stuff by the 55 gal drums....I can get all that crap you want! The first time you open the safe....you need to "recharge" the dessicant. It can actually do more harm than good as it absorbs moisture, and if left there long enough actually cause the metal to rust. I was even told this by the factory reps. In a short answer all that dessicant is "drywall" If you want a chemical barrier look for a product made by "Cortec", namely a VCI inhibitor. This product emitts a chemical that adhears to metal, and forms a barrier against the rust. It is all I use in my safe, and I have never had one minute of problem. It is what they use on offshore oil rigs to keep tools, etc from rusting in the sea air.

...online link

www.vcicoatings.com/cortecprod1.htm

they are mostly indutrial sales thru that site, but there is also some that are consumer packed under the "BullFrog" line.

If there is enough interest in these, I will purchase a case at my cost and we can split them, they have a safe life of about 18 months.



I'd be interested in one or two of the Bullfrog Rust Shields. Can I get one direct from you?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:07:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By JOHNO:
If you still don't find a hole,spray everything down with WD-40,it will leave a film on your rifles that will last awhile.



WD40 is just 10% stoddard cleaner added to water for delivery. Ie water dispersed stoddard cleaner #40. Its just a penetrating cleaner that is water based. There is no protecting qualities to it. Lots of people end up with rusted guns, fishing poles etc as a result.

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You running a de-humidifier outside> Drop my interior ambient humidity by a fair amount in the summers - not a worry winters.

Luck
Alac
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