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I have a room that is roughly the size of a small walk-in closet, about 6' x 5' x 10' high, and I'm storing my firearms in that room. The room is a corner room, and I'm concerned about humidity in the room.

The room has no plug in, one light fixture (ceiling), and no plumbing through which I might send drainage from a room size dehumidifier. I would love to find an option that didn't mean I'm changing out beads all the time.

Anything I'm not finding that is an option? I could probably hijack a nearby plug in to tap into if necessary, but really want all options first.

Thanks for any help!


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If you can run power there for an outlet, the largest (36") Golden Rod would work just fine to dehumidify a ~300 cubic foot space.

Depending on the light fixture, you might be able to retrofit it with an outlet adapter fairly easily.

If you can't get power, or don't want to bother, I don't know of any options other than cannisters of desiccant beads, which have to be baked to recharge fairly regularly.
 
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I saw the dessicant can that is "rechargeable" in the oven. Says it's good for 36 square feet, which means I'd have a stack of 'em.

I thought about one of those screw in adapters that you can then plug things into, but would love to not redneck engineer it if possible.

Thanks for the input, looking at it with multiple sets of eyes is the goal.


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I have one of these in the safe. They make bigger ones for rooms and closets.


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If the room is inside just leave the door cracked and turn on the AC. AIr conditioning removes humidity from the air to cool.

I keep my guns in a safe, in a closet, inside my air conditioned home and have never had an issue either in humid eastern NC or here in Texas.



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Damp Rid used to make a good sized bag for small rooms or you can use a few of their smaller containers but it is hard to say what is best depending on your house humidity-HVAC or window units,wood frame/cbs construction,etc..

My biggest concern, and I am sure you have thought about it, would security of the guns themselves. Not just for ease of stealing but also in case of a fire.
 
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Eva-Dry makes portable renewable dehumidifiers. Plug it in when the beads turn dark. My wife uses the E-500 ($22.95) in her closet.

https://www.eva-dry.com/produc...pacity-dehumidifier/

 
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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
If you can run power there for an outlet, the largest (36") Golden Rod would work just fine to dehumidify a ~300 cubic foot space.

Depending on the light fixture, you might be able to retrofit it with an outlet adapter fairly easily.

If you can't get power, or don't want to bother, I don't know of any options other than cannisters of desiccant beads, which have to be baked to recharge fairly regularly.
This adapter would leave the power on for the golden rod and you'd be able to turn on the light by pulling the chain.



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I'd start with a hygrometer to see how much of a humidity problem there is.

Then, considering that the humidity probably is too high, I'd add an outlet and use the smallest dehumidifier I could find. It shouldn't need to run very often, and occasionally you carry the bucket out and dump it.

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You probably have less of a problem than you think unless you're in a very old home , off the ground , etc.
As suggested , check the actual humidity and see how much drying you need .
 
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Appreciate all your replies and help!

Update: During my recent (forced) "snowcation," I did multiple projects around the house. Changed all the smoke detector batteries, built 2 new 6 gun vertical gun racks, built a new shelf in the gun room up high to help store gun scabbards and reloading supplies when not in use, etc.

Anyhow, I also realized that the light switch in the room was a source for power, and ran an outlet off the switch. So now I have power.

So my question is, now that I have power in the room, anyone have a suggested dehumidifier that actually works? I see lots of amazon stuff, but much of them have mixed reviews and questionable efficacy. I do wonder if I might just try to install a vent or two to allow air to circulate (now that I installed the outlet...)


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