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Old 04-06-2017, 09:05 PM   #1
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Golden Rod dryers

Are these things safe to leave plugged in permanently?
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Considering the Golden Rods are intended to be plugged in and placed in a gun safe on a permanent/semi-permanent basis, I think the answer is "yes".

I had one plugged into a safe for a little over 3 years without issue. I'm assuming you're planning to use one in a closet area, etc.? I would think the application is similar to a safe.
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I have one that has not been trumps off for 10 yrs only o# what the power is off to the boat
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My parents used to keep bags of desiccant in their clothes drawers on their boat and swore they helped. I wonder if those plug-in desiccant devices could work for small areas of boats. Anyone use those with any success/failure?
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Yup. Safe to use. I have never heard of one failing dangerously. Keep in mind all it does is provide a bit of low heat. Not bad in a small locker, but they simply make cold air warmer. Warmer air will hold more water so there the is less water that condenses out onto other surfaces.
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Perhaps more than heating they circulate air due to heat rising .. even small quanities of heat.

Yes they are safe and can be left on for months or ? I put one on each side of our head, water closet or toilet. Saves heating the whole fwd end of the boat. Same in the Laz by the water tanks.

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The provide the same results as a light bulb of a similar wattage but in a far safer package.


I'm not sure if they are "ignition protected" as far as putting them in a gas powered boat's bilge, but again, they would be far safer than a light bulb.
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Thank You all for your valuable time. Excellent responses!
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