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Gun Safe in Basement?

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by Turdburglar, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Mar 22, 2013 at 5:40 AM
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    Turdburglar

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    I purchased a Field & Stream gun safe recently and plan on installing it in my basement. Our home is newer construction, so the basement never seems humid or smells musty. My question is this - if I install the safe in direct contact with the foundation and wall, do I need to worry about the safe drawing moisture from it? I'd hate to drop $$ on a safe only to see it (potentially) rust.
     
  2. Mar 22, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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    JDMcQ

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    You could put thin plastic spacer between the safe and floor. Run the bolt through them both and you are covered.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2013 at 5:44 AM
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    Run a dehumidifier in the basement itself, run a dehumidifier rod in the safe. I would also raise up the safe a few inches off the ground just incase of a pipe burst or sump pump failure.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2013 at 5:48 AM
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    ^this. I wouldn't put a steel safe in direct contact with any concrete surface. A simple bond breaker would do the trick. Also, Home Depot, Lowes and just about any other hardware store will sell these containers that have a salt substance in them that absorbs moisture very well. I would put one of those in close proximity to your safe initially to see how much moisture you really have seeping through your basement walls and floor.
     
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