Gun Locker and mold

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Charger, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Charger

    Charger
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    I went into my gun locker and starting to see some mold.
    so I put in a Remington Mini Dehumidifier model 365 dryers.
    The locker is not sealed very well, will this work.
    Or are their are any other tricks you may have.
    Charger
     
  2. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever
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    Make sure you clean all the mold out first. Once that stuff is in there it grows fast.
     
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  3. Black Dog

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    I have a gun safe heater and two of the bead dryers in mine. I have to change the bead dryers every 4 to 5 months. I sealed around the safe door with foam tape and have to push hard to close the door. The safe is in a heated room I'm sure that helps.
     
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  4. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir
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    Wouldn't sealing the door make it worse? Any moisture that's in there when you close the door is now trapped in there, and having a warm dark place with moisture and no airflow is just asking mold to grow.
     
  5. estate10mm

    estate10mm
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    definitely clean the old mold out... I run a rod and remington dehumidifer in my safe... good luck
     
  6. fxdc

    fxdc
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    Works !!!! For me.... DampRid hanging moisture remover, as it pulls the moisture form the air it collets in bottom of bag. You can see the WATER. Level grow over time. LOVE IT get at bi mart target wal mart freddies.
     
  7. Black Dog

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    Having the bead dryers in there pull all the moisture out of the air and contain it. Thats why they need to be changes when they get full of water.
     
  8. Sgt Nambu

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    Above are good. Clean it, seal it and dehumidify it! A quality safe dehumidifier isn't such a big investment when compared to damage to your valuable guns. Be sure to check your dwelling too, mold and mildew are dangerous, especially to kids! Good luck with!
     
  9. Blaylocke

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    Even a ten dollar crystal pot and some crystals at the bottom of the gun safe would help. But as everyone has said, you need to scrub the hell out of that locker.
     
  10. Oregonhunter5

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    You need a golden rod.
    And I better safe
     

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