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    Safe Dehumidifier

    Sure there was a thread on here somewhere regarding keeping ya bang sticks dry, but can't find it.

    Just brought another two of these on special from Farmers for $24 each, bloody great value as these rechargeable dehumidifiers work really well, just need to give em a good long dry out charge before first use & heaps better then using nasty chemical damp rid type stuff

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    Damp rid isn't really a nasty chemical, but it is a calcium and sodium salt. They release a small amount of trapped moisture, combined with salt which is really good at stopping mould, not ao good for gun safes.
    Your dehumidifier is just silica gel with a fan in it, but they work really well, i also used to buy my silica gel on special at farmers, even though it comes in a pretty pink bag. Then i bought a truckload of it from one of my wholesalers.
    I tried to sell silica gel packs on the forum for $10/ kg but only sold a couple, now i sell it on Trademe for $15/100grams and it sells flat out, go figure

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    Why do peoples safes get damp/wet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by specweapon View Post
    Damp rid isn't really a nasty chemical, but it is a calcium and sodium salt. They release a small amount of trapped moisture, combined with salt which is really good at stopping mould, not ao good for gun safes.
    Your dehumidifier is just silica gel with a fan in it, but they work really well, i also used to buy my silica gel on special at farmers, even though it comes in a pretty pink bag. Then i bought a truckload of it from one of my wholesalers.
    I tried to sell silica gel packs on the forum for $10/ kg but only sold a couple, now i sell it on Trademe for $15/100grams and it sells flat out, go figure
    Pour it onto some steel and see how bad it is tho, Got to make an insurance clam on one that split and leaked through my safe
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    Quote Originally Posted by 199p View Post
    Pour it onto some steel and see how bad it is tho, Got to make an insurance clam on one that split and leaked through my safe
    Damp rid? As i said, it is salt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Why do peoples safes get damp/wet?
    Insufficient air circulation perhaps?
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    Mine is near the laundry so near a lot of moisture. Since I got the dehumidifier shown all rust issues have gone away.

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    "..Why do peoples safes get damp/wet?.."

    more likely insufficient heating and/or in a non-insulated room/shed
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    Sweet and good theories, thought some mugs were biffing the girls in without a towel down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Sweet and good theories, thought some mugs were biffing the girls in without a towel down
    Some probably do

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6x47 View Post
    "..Why do peoples safes get damp/wet?.."

    more likely insufficient heating and/or in a non-insulated room/shed
    Do those safe heater elements actually work? I thought it kifht be worth getting one as they're not so expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Why do peoples safes get damp/wet?
    I believe in another thread Rushy blamed the cat for pissing in his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Do those safe heater elements actually work? I thought it kifht be worth getting one as they're not so expensive.
    I've had a cabinet heater in my safe for 5 years and it's good
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    I've said this before but the Napier VP90 is really good the owner of Napier is a Kiwi so I guess he knows a thing our too about moisture can't believe how wet it was when I was home
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    Got a 17W rod shaped heater in mine and it's always been good
    I know of others who run oven lights in theirs as it is just enough heat

    Whilst running power in there I chucked a rope light through too and that is very good

 

 

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