What is ideal moisture/dehumidifier number for inside safe?

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  1. Ura-Ki

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    Should be fine @40%
    F.Y.I. you should go down to Gilmer hardwoods, while there, ask what they recommed for humidity. They was seal the grain on all their wood, so they don' have to maintain such a precise measurement, plus i5 preserves the wood far longer.:)
     
  2. Siglvr

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    The other thing you can do is you can oil your stock. You might check around on what folks are using for old M1 walnut stocks. I leave a wood handle shovel outside for easy access (@@#$X! dog:), I hit it with mineral oil about once or twice a year and it's doing much better than you'd expect.
     
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    I was a Unit Armour while I was in the Army and was stationed in the CZ where the temperature and humidity are both pretty High. With over 250 M-14s and several personally owned firearms I went with the recommendation in the TMs and kept the temperature at about 70 degrees and the humidity at 40%. That seemed to work just fine. While I didn't have anything else to do, I field stripped all the M-14s and sealed the Stocks with Lin-Speed from Brownells Inc. A 1 pint can was enough for all the M-14s. I never suffered with any rust or warpage. After the Quarterly Quals the M-14s were cleaned and wiped down with a light coating of U.S.Army issue Gun Oil and stored until the next Quarterly Quals.
     
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    :s0152: I love this!

    Where are the fans within the safe? Any chance you'd post pics of the setup?
     
  5. 808mp5

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    Fans are mounted under the bottoms shelf blowing onwards towards the golden rod. Motion/humidity/temperature sensor located top right of safe just below the contact sensor. Phillips hue light strip(s) going around the perimeter of the door. Smart plug behind small fireproof chest on bottom left. Ditched the factory door panel and installed a WildeCustoms molle panel and attached a bunch of nonsense to it.

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  6. Lasers

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    Amazing setup man, thanks for posting those!

    Great idea with the fans, is the safe pretty airtight? Did it come with the electrical inside?


    I'm using a smaller safe that still has a few mount holes that aren't sealed. Running a consistent 40-50% humidity
     
  7. 808mp5

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    I don’t think any safe is air tight. This is actually my first safe purchase. Got it cause it was on sale for $799. It’s the liberty safe USA24. Definitely a cheaper safe as you can tell they cut a lot of corners when it come to the attention to details. It did come with the outlet installed and a generic door panel that I cut off.
     
  8. Reno911

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    Wow your safe is organized. Any chance you can list or link some of the products you added?
     
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  9. Reno911

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    To add to the current topic, I use a golden rod, positioned on the floor along the front of the door. I also use silicone treated docks on blued firearms. Heirlooms get socked and go inside plastic bags with additional little moisture bags.
     
  10. F2CMaDMaXX

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    Just two evadrys here, ~45 humidity and 65 to 70.
     
  11. 808mp5

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    - Goldenrod
    - Phillips hue light strips
    - Samsung smartthings contact sensor
    - Samsung smartthings smart plug
    - Aeotec Multisensor (temp, Humidty, motion, light)
    - SecureIt Gun Storage accessories
    - 5.11 mag pouches and a few eBay ones
    - 5.11 molle pouches
    - Liberty Safe Pistol rods
    - Corsair Fans
    - Generic Pictany Rails for mounting accessories
    - Raven Concealmet upper receiver covers (mounted to the back wall behind the rifles, uppers fit perfectly back there)
    - Wilde Customs Gear molle panels
    - Small Sentry fire proof box for documents like tax stamps and anything else that needs a little more protection from heat.

    Script below controls the humidity if it gets to high and the temperature of it gets too low.

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    Thanks, the Secure It additions and those molle panels from Wilde Custom Gear got me thinking. I like what you have done.
     
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  13. Tony617

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    I keep a magazine in my AR so that way I just need to pull the charging handle to load it. I do keep a round loaded in the chamber of FNH SLP. the only reason do since I bought SecureIT for my small safe. It has elastic ties that I use to secure the barrels of my long guns. Pretty easy to put the in any safe. Just had to buy some short screws at Home Depot to secure that plastic panels and put the retainers in for the barrels.

    My safe is small but I managed to put 4 longs guns in my safe and they ship so I put two panels in and buttstock is broken down in to two long guns each.

    Gun Safe Kit: Rapid 6 - SecureIt Gun Storage

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    Note this is a picture from the SecureIT website only.
     
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