Monthly Science: Basement Safe vs. Summer Humidity

So much for sealing the basement safe door:

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The desiccant definitely lasts longer during the winter, even though the dehumidifier fights the basement air to a standstill around 55%RH during the summer.

Each desiccant bag contains 500 g of silica gel and the most recent one adsorbed 73 g of water.