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Posted: 1/30/2011 2:52:13 PM EDT
I just bought a new safe and I put a hygrometer and one desiccant pack inside to see what the humidity level would get down to and add another desiccant pack if necessary.
The humidity in my house is a steady 35% inside the safe is 54% !!! the safe was stored outside in an enclosed trailer for a while. Could the carpet and other components be saturated
with moisture from being outside ??? Just wondering if anyone has had this trouble with a new safe. I added two more desiccant packs to see if the level will come down.

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:09:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:13:01 PM EDT
It's possible that the carpet was saturated with moisture or maybe a temperature change since the last time you opened the gun safe that would allow the humidity within the safe to be greater than the exteriors humidity. Around 50% humidity is perfect for storing firearms so that wood, leather straps etc. don't dry out. What's great about desiccant is that it can both absorb and release moisture to keep the interior humidity at around the perfect level (assuming at some point there was moisture to be absorbed of course.) You might be able to take a little more moisture out by adding a second desiccant pack but it's that ideal level of 40 to 50% that you should be working to maintain.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 3:32:48 PM EDT
Use a Golden Rod and nothing else

First post and all that..........

Golden rod or Dri-rod.  My goldenrod is 20 years old and my guns are rust free.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 4:31:50 PM EDT
Thats a great idea.  I'm gonna put my hygrometer from my humidor im my safe to check it out.  Thanks for the great idea!
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