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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 4/10/2006 7:24:18 PM EDT
Do you think it would be ok to store ammo in an ammo can inside a gunsafe with a golden rod beside the ammo can?

It shouldn't get too hot that it would hurt the ammo, right?

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 9:12:36 PM EDT
I guess it's OK as long as your ammo doesn't have allergies.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 4:13:19 AM EDT
It's important to keep them watered, but we haven't had any problems with these.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 4:14:52 AM EDT
I shot some 308 that was stored right next to my goldenrod in my safe for the last 33 years, no problems at all, every shot was fine.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:34:11 AM EDT
I am sorry if these are some dumb questions, but what is a "golden rod"? And why would anyone what to keep one in a safe?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:07:27 AM EDT
Sorry for the pathetic attempt at humor, above.

From Brownells:

"GOLDENROD DEHUMIDIFIER"
"Warms Gun Safe Air To Eliminate Moisture & Corrosion"
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 6:17:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brillo:
Sorry for the pathetic attempt at humor, above.

From Brownells:

"GOLDENROD DEHUMIDIFIER"
"Warms Gun Safe Air To Eliminate Moisture & Corrosion"
www.brownells.com/Images/Products/111002018.jpg



Thank you Brillo for explaining it to me!! Now I know.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 8:36:32 AM EDT
My safe is in the basement of our house. There's a de-humidifier already in the basement which I adjust to keep the humidity at ~ 50%. I too had the same question as you when I first got my safe not that long ago. I really contemplated whether I needed a Golden Rod or not, but decided it would be better safe than sorry. I was a little surprised that the humidity inside the safe would be what I consider a lot lower than the humidity outside of the safe. The GR keeps the temp. of the air inside the safe ~ 2 deg. higher than what the temp. is outside of the safe. In addition to the GR I have a disposable dessicant pack that's the size of a softball. That may be the reason the humidity is a lot lower.



Temp & humidity inside of the safe.



Temp & humidity outside of the safe. (66deg.)



So from experience, I can say that you'll be ok.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 9:16:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mortismaker:
Do you think it would be ok to store ammo in an ammo can inside a gunsafe with a golden rod beside the ammo can?

It shouldn't get too hot that it would hurt the ammo, right?



Are you asking us or telling us?

Personally, I think its completely unnecessary to use anything but the can itself. Secondly, I wouldn't put ammo in a safe.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 9:52:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tommygun2000:

Personally, I think its completely unnecessary to use anything but the can itself. Secondly, I wouldn't put ammo in a safe.




Why not? I'm curious about your reasons since I keep some in my safe.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:15:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brillo:
Sorry for the pathetic attempt at humor, above.

From Brownells:

"GOLDENROD DEHUMIDIFIER"
"Warms Gun Safe Air To Eliminate Moisture & Corrosion"
www.brownells.com/Images/Products/111002018.jpg



Sorry, I couldn't help myself either. How do you close and lock the safe with the cord pluged in?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:31:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BSTOCK:
How do you close and lock the safe with the cord pluged in?



Most safes have holes for bolting to walls and floors and such. Just run the cord thru one of those.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:36:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By BSTOCK:
How do you close and lock the safe with the cord pluged in?



Most safes have holes for bolting to walls and floors and such. Just run the cord thru one of those.



Not if it's a fire safe.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:49:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 11:52:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mazeman:

Originally Posted By tommygun2000:

Personally, I think its completely unnecessary to use anything but the can itself. Secondly, I wouldn't put ammo in a safe.




Why not? I'm curious about your reasons since I keep some in my safe.



Well, besides taking up room that I don't have, if it is involved in a fire and happens to be heated to sufficient temperature and cooks off, the safe can act to contain the gasses creating a dangerous situation rather than the ammo just popping off and venting harmlessly.

I'm sure that a small amount isn't dangerous, but a safe full/half full is a bomb waiting to happen.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 12:47:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSTOCK:

Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By BSTOCK:
How do you close and lock the safe with the cord pluged in?



Most safes have holes for bolting to walls and floors and such. Just run the cord thru one of those.



Not if it's a fire safe.



My Fort Knox is fire rated and has a single small hole (just big enough for a cord) on the floor for use in lighting, goldenrod, or whatever. You have to attach the plug onto the cord after its threaded through.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 1:38:32 PM EDT


I'm sure that a small amount isn't dangerous, but a safe full/half full is a bomb waiting to happen.




I guess that I was more concerned of the anti-theft part of having the $2000 in ammo stored in the safe rather than leaving it for a crook to take. Sure, I do not want to lose any of my collection to a fire either, so I guess to each his own.

Link Posted: 4/11/2006 2:07:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2006 2:17:56 PM EDT by WILSON]
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