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Thread: Anyone else run a light bulb / heater in their safe?

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    Anyone else run a light bulb / heater in their safe?

    Just managed to locate some highly inefficient 200 watt light bulbs in Mitre 10 - warms up the insides of the safe to help keep the moisture out, especially in the wetter months...

    Or it that just overkill..? Oh, and the few bags of silica gel in there too..

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    You may be interested in the 125gram desiccants we use at work??
    We put them in export containers. Soak up moisture pretty good.

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    A 200W incandescent would seem a tad of overkill unless you had a very large safe in a drafty room..
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    I use a wardrobe heater. cheap as at bunnings and made for the job really.

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    A 40w towel rail is cheaper to buy. I used a 40w bulb in my pump box outside during the frosty months. Personally I'm not keen on desiccants. Lose one in a corner and if it becomes sodden u have a mess. My 5c worth
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6x47 View Post
    A 200W incandescent would seem a tad of overkill unless you had a very large safe in a drafty room..
    Fair comment, though I have an ex ATM safe, lengthened, complete with random holes (not by choice) for some heat to escape, in the draughty garage...

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    I run a 40 or 60 watt in my safe during winter.
    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

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    I run a hot water cylinder in mine all year round

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    Hmmm an antigravity one apparently. ...
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    run one of those new spaghetti type bulbs in the weapons house 24/7/365.considering i installed it 3/12 ago ,powered from a multibox on me workbench-fuck me rigid nigel its still bloody going ,and the contents have less rust than kimkardashians gash!
    tis the miracles of modern technology- have another beer son-dont mind if i do .....,she'd be down right rude not to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kotuku View Post
    run one of those new spaghetti type bulbs in the weapons house 24/7/365.considering i installed it 3/12 ago ,powered from a multibox on me workbench-fuck me rigid nigel its still bloody going ,and the contents have less rust than kimkardashians gash!
    tis the miracles of modern technology- have another beer son-dont mind if i do .....,she'd be down right rude not to!
    those spag type efficient ones? they dont put out a great deal of heat though do they...? Still, if it works for you, all the better!!

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    I run a 25 or 40w incandescent bulb in the current safe, got one of those wardrobe heater tube thingies for the new safe I'm building.
    I've seen guys running strip LEDs in their safes, not for any attempt at heat but just so they can see where everything is

    Musicians have a similar problem, I've heard of people running a bulb inside a piano before - all those steel strings and whatnot would want to rust if they could

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    How dry can a wooden stock be?
    Which is worse, ignorance or apathy...I don't know and don't care.

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    Nup , I actually clean my firearms
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    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Nup , I actually clean my firearms
    Rofl haaaaaa gold VC

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