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Old 02-10-2021, 12:14 PM
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I use two E-500s, and a hygrometer.

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Old 02-10-2021, 3:22 PM
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Use a cobalt drill bit at low speed and oil.

Also a low watt bulb or any bulb with a dimmer is the best low cost option that requires no maintenance or emptying water and serves a way to. Illuminate the inside of your safe.
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I drilled out a hole in the back of a Sturdy Safe. No big deal. I used a long 1/4" bit to drill the initial hole through the two layers of metal - I have fire insulation which mandated the long bit. I then enlarged the holes separately - which were aligned by the use of the long drill bit. Installed a threaded hollow rod (the kind they use for lamps) and put nuts on both ends to keep it in place. This keeps the AC cord from hitting a sharp edge. Installed a duplex outlet. Goldenrod in one outlet and and a LED strip setup designed for safes - motion detection turns on the light.

I mounted the Goldenrod on magnets which allows easy placement.

Easy Peasy.
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Old 02-10-2021, 4:24 PM
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Never use anything that traps moisture in the safe
Never use anything that converts humidity to liquid in the safe


A simple heat source works awesome
10-15w bulb in the bottom
Ideally a golden rod - it’s just a plug in heater

The heat keeps air moving and prevents rust from forming
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Old 02-11-2021, 8:39 AM
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I use two E-500s, and a hygrometer.
I bought an inexpensive "LOCKDOWN" brand analog hygrometer a while back and it seemed to be reading on the high side as I also have a "Goldenrod" in the safe and no sign of any rust.
So I dug deeper into the various hygrometer offerings and bought this one from thermoworks.com. Their focus is only on quality temperature related measuring instruments. I also have had for a couple of years now, their "Thermapen Mk4" for the BBQ but had no idea they also made a digital hygrometer for only $39.00!
Now having two hygrometers in the safe, the LOCKDOWN constantly reads 10-15 percent higher (see the photo below) than the Thermoworks-seems my suspicion was correct. Again, you get what you pay for.
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Magnets on the rod, brilliant idea. Using the rods in my safes for a little over a week and my Eva-dry are still showing completely dry. Which is good considering I'm only a couple miles from the ocean. Now for a hygrometer in each although I seriously doubt I'm getting too dry.
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