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New_Safe_Buyer
10-15-2012, 4:01 PM
Question - I live in the Houston area and I am afraid that moving an 800 lb safe on tile and hard wood floring would damage the home flooring. If the safe was bolted down in the garage, would the weapons, ammo, and maybe possible documents be stored safely? I am concerned with the heat and humity? Any thoughts, comments, and suggestions are appreciated?

gwgn02
10-15-2012, 10:18 PM
Question - I live in the Houston area and I am afraid that moving an 800 lb safe on tile and hard wood floring would damage the home flooring. If the safe was bolted down in the garage, would the weapons, ammo, and maybe possible documents be stored safely? I am concerned with the heat and humity? Any thoughts, comments, and suggestions are appreciated?

There are lots of options for you. Dehumidifiers, desiccants, sealed bags, etc...Heat will degrade ammo, the cooler the better, the drier the better. If you can, i'd store ammo inside the home instead of a hot garage. Guns will be fine in heat, wood may dry out, but if you keep things oiled it should be fine. Humidity though with salt air is the worst for gun environment.

New_Safe_Buyer
10-16-2012, 4:29 PM
Thank you so much for the info. Good tip on the ammo, this will definately goo inside the home...

LBDamned
10-17-2012, 10:51 AM
if you have no electrical outlet and can't run a dehumidifier rod, you might want to try one of these:

http://www.eva-dry.com/products/eva-dry-333-mini-dehumidifier/

http://www.eva-dry.com/products/eva-dry-500-mini-dehumidifier/

I just got one... haven't used it long enough to give opinion, but they generally get good reviews.

Old4eyes
10-17-2012, 7:09 PM
I have an insulated safe and at the recommendation of the safe manufacturer I did NOT have them pop a hole to feed electrical for a heater/dehumidifier. That was a mistake. I put in the dessicant cans and need to recharge them once to twice a month. It's better to have the capability to use the electric type and not use it versus wanting it and not being able to do so.

Store the ammo in house, the papers in the gun safe. Be aware that the gun safe represents a target so you have to balance the risk of a fire taking out the papers if stored in the house as opposed to having them in the gun safe and losing them to a burglary.

I am a little nutzoid and have a firesafe inside the gunsafe. The firesafe is not rated to protect disk drives. I store backup disk drives and some CD's inside the firesafe, which is in the insulated gun safe. In this instance, I am concerned about keeping the backup data (and photos) preserved in case of fire.