Keep rust from spreading


Senior Member
I have mixed feelings about those Golden Rod heating elements in a safe. First of all, both my safes are in the house and I have never had a humidity issue in my safes. Then heating something makes it rust quicker than something cooler. Think about an exhaust pipe or a grill. However, I guess if kept warm and dry, it would have a hard time rusting.

I know many keep their safes in a garage or shop. If you have the room fully insulated, you have less problems with humidity than one that has un-insulated walls or doors. I fully insulated my shop when I built it and no climate control, and really have no noticeable humidity issues in it.