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Golden rod in safe

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Wayne02, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Wayne02

    Wayne02 Well-Known Member

    For those of you who run a golden rod in your safes, where exactly did you mount it? On the floor, the wall, horizontal, vertical???? Like to put it where it would be most effective, but don't want to take up more room than necessary. What makes the most sense?

  2. Monkeyleg

    Monkeyleg Well-Known Member

    GoldenRod recommends that they be horizontal.

    I have two at the bottom of the safe, next to my rifles.
  3. Ruger Redhawk

    Ruger Redhawk Well-Known Member

    Mine is at the back wall horizontal on the base of the safe.Golden Rod recommends mounting it horizontal like monkeyleg stated. They are good insurance against moisture

    Ruger Redhawk
  4. kudu

    kudu Well-Known Member

    I have one at the bottom back of one safe in a factory bracket and one in a pair of sleeves at the top back of the other safe. I believe that they would be best in the bottom so the heat that they put out would rise through the safe. It wasn't feasable in my second safe to install it that way. Both are in a horizontal position, but I do know one guy that just has them hanging from the cords in a vertical position.
  5. bean357

    bean357 Well-Known Member

    my safe has a narrow divider midway up that the goldenrod sits perfectly on (horizontal). I purchased it in 2000--and it's been a great asset--$15 very wisely spent.
  6. Wayne02

    Wayne02 Well-Known Member

    Hmm, the safe I purchased was a liberty and it has a hole in the lower back to pass the cord through. However, if I remember the inside correctly there is a center divider that is against the back wall and the floor. Wouldn't be possible to mount the rod horizontal at the floor and back wall. (the golden rod I have is too long to fit on either side of the divider).

    Suppose I could put the rod horizontal at the floor and the bottom of the door, but that seems like it would kind of be in the way then. Would need the the cord running along the base of the floor and then having the rod sticking right there in the front where you are taking the rifles in and out... hmmm

  7. GaryP

    GaryP Well-Known Member

    I mounted mine on the left wall in the horizontal position about 3" up from the safe floor. The Golden Rod gets warm but not too Hot to touch! ;)

  8. Diggler

    Diggler Well-Known Member

    I have mine mounted on the wall underneath the door.

    ETA: Mine is the 36" model.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2005
  9. TrapperReady

    TrapperReady Well-Known Member

    Horizontal on the back wall of the safe, about 4" above the floor.
  10. Tactical Texan

    Tactical Texan Active Member

    I have the 18" one mounted about three inches from the bottom.


    I like it.
  11. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    I have a long one across the front of a Liberty and it's not in the way. I also have a shorter one running front to back in the center. I pulled the adjustable shelves out a fraction of an inch to get some circulation up the back wall.

  12. sturmruger

    sturmruger Well-Known Member

    I am in the final stages of buying a new gun safe. Should I get two Golden Rods or is one sufficient?
  13. The Freeholder

    The Freeholder Well-Known Member

    Floor, horizontal, near the front of the safe.
  14. TimRB

    TimRB Well-Known Member

    BTW, you guys *do* know that you can do the same thing by putting a lamp inside your safes? A Goldenrod dissipates 18W. Put a little reading light in there and you should be good to go.

  15. Greg L

    Greg L Well-Known Member

    Horizontal at the bottom of the back wall.

  16. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Well-Known Member

    Horizontal, floor, back of the safe. Used to be mounted horizontally on the bottom shelf but the little support thingies kept coming off :cuss:

    Works just fine on the floor where it is now though!
  17. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    One is enough. I have two because the safe is in a cave. Okay, it's really in an unfinished basement that's sort of tidal. ;)

    "...the same thing by putting a lamp..."

    Yup, but bulbs get pretty hot and do burn out. GRs don't.


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