Humidity


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AFDoc
January 28, 2013, 07:44 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I reload in the garage, and like most garages it is not climate controlled. For those of you who also reload in your garage, are you concerned about relative humidity? Is humidity a concern?

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USSR
January 28, 2013, 07:58 AM
Personally, I'd be more concerned with the wild swings in temperatures than with the humidity.

Don

NeuseRvrRat
January 28, 2013, 08:09 AM
here in north carolina your equipment will rust in the climate controlled house. i wipe everything down with CLP when i'm done with it and i make desiccant packs and put them in all my containers like die boxes, tool boxes, etc.

Drail
January 28, 2013, 09:16 AM
Reloading out there is fine, just don't store your components out there. Keep a light film of oil on all steel parts and dies. If it gets cold for a while and then it suddenly gets warm and you open the door everything in the garage will start to sweat with condensation until the temperatures inside and out equalize.

Trent
January 28, 2013, 10:51 AM
I reloaded in a garage for a couple of years back in the mid 2000's.

I finally got tired of finding rust spots on my dies and equipment, and cleared out a spot in the house to set up my stuff.

If you DO keep stuff out there, keep it covered, and wipe all bare metal down with an oiled rag frequently (monthly or so).

oneounceload
January 28, 2013, 11:02 AM
I live in humid FL, the gear is stored outside, the components inside. I got tired of the oppressive heat and humidity in my insulated garage, so i use a small bench inside the house. I just replace the press for what I am doing. So far, no issues for everything that is kept wrapped up and oiled

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