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Dollar Store solution for humidity control in safe

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Post by Frankie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:05 pm

Found these at my local Dollar Store and been keeping one in my safe for about 6months.

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Picked up a few more today since the first one has over a 1” of water in it already.

Replace with one on top shelf and one on the bottom.

Next I need to put a hygrometer in there and see if one is sufficient or if two is better.
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Post by cirus » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:51 pm

I've got 2 gun safes and one is in my shop. I keep a Golden Rod in the shop safe and have had no problems with moisture. I've got several ammo cans with silica gel packs and no problem there either.


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Post by SigM4 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:15 am

Are they truly a dollar?

Regardless that's a great and cheap alternative to many of the more expensive solutions. Both my safes are indoors and both have golden rods, but this would be great for anyone that has a safe in a garage or otherwise in a non-climate controlled space.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:36 am

If a person can afford guns and a gun safe, it seems like springing for 40 bucks to get a golden rod and achieving proper protection would not be a huge issue. Get proper protection. There is no good to be accomplished by cheaping out on this basic necessity. JMHO


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Re: Dollar Store solution for humidity control in safe

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Post by Frankie » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:37 am

SigM4 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:15 am
Are they truly a dollar?
Yes, $1 Ea plus tax. They are 8.1oz.
My safe is inside my master bedroom closet but it’s off the master bath so showers bring up the humidity.
My Safe isn’t one with power outlets, not that I have outlets in my closet, so the Golden Rod wasn’t really a option for me. I figure these are a good alternative for humidity control and very low cost IMO so I wanted to share for anyone else who might be in a similar situation.
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Thanks a lot!

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Post by flechero » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:51 am

03Lightningrocks wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:36 am
springing for 40 bucks to get a golden rod
I just read that and thought it was a typo... because golden rods are only $19.99. Then I checked (just to be sure) and you're right, $40 :shock: you have successfully turned me into my Dad! :lol:

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Re: Thanks a lot!

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:02 pm

flechero wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:51 am
03Lightningrocks wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:36 am
springing for 40 bucks to get a golden rod
I just read that and thought it was a typo... because golden rods are only $19.99. Then I checked (just to be sure) and you're right, $40 :shock: you have successfully turned me into my Dad! :lol:
When I bought mine I think it was 20 dollars.That was maybe 15 years ago and it still works great.

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