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    Eliminating gun safe and moisture

    What does everyone use to eliminate moisture in their safes?

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    I had a small wardrobe heater in 1 for a while when I lived in damp place. Certainly helped.
    Eezox on all the metal work also was very good protection
    Life is natures way of keeping meat fresh

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    Light socket with a 20w bulb going full time

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    Make the safe either the same temperature, or warmer than it’s surroundings.
    Incandescent light bulbs are good.

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    Can’t beat a light bulb for simplicity. Start with very low wattage as you would be surprised how much heat they produce. All said above.
    If you want to get complicated get a thermostat to stop it getting too warm.
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    I found light bulbs kept blowing, now use a 17W damp chaser from Bunnings works a treat.
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    Goldenrod heater in the gunsafe. LED bulb in the milling machine cabinet to achieve the same thing cheaper. An LED bulb gives you a much longer lifespan and a suitably low wattage compared to most incandescent bulbs; check the wattage on commercially available gunsafe heaters and you'll find it's very low. Provided the bulb is within a closed space like a cabinet, all the energy pushed into the bulb is converted to heat within that space. Just some of it goes electricity-->light-->heating of illuminated surfaces rather than directly electricity-->heat.

    If i did run a bulb in the gunsafe I'd probably want to work out a way of shielding the guns from direct light while not overheating the bulb. I'd be concerned about possible fading etc. of wood stocks if exposed to bright light 24/7/365. Perhaps not an issue given it's not sunlight, but not something I'd want to personally risk without looking into it first.

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    That's what I use. Seems to do the job pretty good. I only turn it on during Winter.
    After the first Winter with it, my mate put the shits up me when said he hoped I didn't have any split stocks from drying out too much. None seen but maybe something to watch out for ?

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    I found light bulbs kept blowing, now use a 17W damp chaser from Bunnings works a treat.

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    A dehumidifier in the gunroom, 3 nights a week over winter.

 

 

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