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Posted: 12/11/2013 1:22:50 PM EST
What kind of humidification devices do you run in your safe?

Pros and cons on beads vs electric ?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:23:37 PM EST
Most folks run dehumidification devices.

Goldenrod.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:25:22 PM EST
Goldenrod and a margarine tub full of silica gel kitty litter.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:25:53 PM EST
None. I live in the desert.

I like using beads in my humidor.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:27:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 1:27:57 PM EST by J75player]
I use the bead type that you recharge by plugging them in over night. They have an indicator that shows when they need recharging. Usually have to every 2-3 months depending on time of year.
Not a fan of the plug in rods. Just dont like the idea of putting a potential fire hazard inside of the expensive box I bought to protect my things.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:30:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Undefined:
Most folks run dehumidification devices.

Goldenrod.
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This is true but don't the beads give and take humidity ?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:30:35 PM EST
I don't have a big problem with humidity, so I just run a Goldenrod to keep the air circulated.

I also have several sacks of silica gel, which are overdue to be dried out.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:35:22 PM EST
So far not needed. 30+yrs
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:37:25 PM EST
I use a goldenrod and one of those dehumidification devices that absorb moisture and then plug in to discharge what was absorbed. Also have a dehumidifier running in the same room 24/7.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:47:46 PM EST
I use a golden rod and a box of gel.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:51:48 PM EST
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This is true but don't the beads give and take humidity ?
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Originally Posted By ChaSeR84:
Originally Posted By Undefined:
Most folks run dehumidification devices.

Goldenrod.


This is true but don't the beads give and take humidity ?

Only if your safe interior gets over 200F...
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:52:37 PM EST
I know its not popular these days, but I use a tried-and-true dehumidifier: Oil

I have never used absorbent material, etc, because I don't see the need. A fire-rated safe is airtight and there is not enough moisture in that small volume to cause problems.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:55:10 PM EST
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A fire-rated safe is airtight
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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:58:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 1:59:14 PM EST by ED_P]
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Originally Posted By J75player:
I use the bead type that you recharge by plugging them in over night. They have an indicator that shows when they need recharging. Usually have to every 2-3 months depending on time of year.
Not a fan of the plug in rods. Just dont like the idea of putting a potential fire hazard inside of the expensive box I bought to protect my things.
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This worries me as well, but I opt for electric hoping it doesn't happen.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:02:59 PM EST
Thanks for the input !
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:10:18 PM EST
I use some of the disposable ones from dollar g.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:37:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 2:38:26 PM EST by FrankSymptoms]
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Originally Posted By sizzler:
Goldenrod and a margarine tub full of silica gel kitty litter.
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Keep an eye on that. I had some silica gel in a plastic container in my gun vault and it overflowed, ruining the finish on my Model 27.

eta I now use a Goldenrod or similar heater.
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