SoCal Gunner

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About SoCal Gunner

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    Cigars, Scotch, Guns, and Motorcycles

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  1. I use sensorpush. Your post says "wireless" - the sensorpush puck uses Bluetooth. If you want wireless access from anywhere, you have to buy the wireless hub. The app has over the top data collection with user set notification points for rH or temp. The batteries lasted me about 3 years. Have other questions, just ask.
  2. I honestly don't see a forecasted end of life for mine. Recharge by storing in sealed container with distilled water in a tray with a sponge as a wick.
  3. A recent PM prompted me to come back and post a few pics. Absolutely love it.
  4. I'm a bit north of you (between the IE and PalmSprings, but visit SD often. Welcome.
  5. Didn't notice a notification here, hence the late reply. It's not that putting a 69 boveda pack in a wooden humidor magically gives me a 66 but rather it starts at 69 goes to 68 goes to 67 etc and just buys me a bit more time to rotate it out, of that makes sense.
  6. What's the function of said cooler? Is this going to be to put monthly orders in to take a long nap? Or is this going to be your daily humidor opening and closing multiple times a day? If the former, a single 320 will do it - in fact, you may have to take it out for a day every couple months to release moisture depending on how wet your cigars ship. If the later, one would probably still do it, but you might want a second staged to rotate in as the other comes to need recharging.
  7. If you think you got a defective humidor (bad joint) then by all means call 'em on it. But with that said, I run 69s in my "good" wooden humidor and 72s in my cheap one because they'll never seal to the level of a sistema tupperdor.
  8. While I don't own a vintage humidor, I do use ammo-dors (Metal ammo cans), without issue.
  9. After speaking with an actual commercial humidor builder/contractor, I stayed with the drywall that was up. I did coat my existing drywall with a low/no voc mildew resistant sealer "just because". I lined the walls with Spanish Cedar plywood. The reality is, this room maintains a humidity level thats lower than many homes are exposed to in some areas of the country/ world. I'm in SoCal and my humidor is all interior walls, so your situation may vary.
  10. The door is the other pain in the ass: Too small an opening for a slider (they make 'em, but just too narrow for my taste). Exterior French doors will seal tight, but cost a load of dough and require a threshold at the bottom. I'm leaning towards an interior set of French doors with some weather stripping.
  11. I talked with Bob (well, emailed) and he's semi-retired and only doing humidification right now. I've called every place within a couple hours of me - even posted on carpenter forums - and nobody in SoCal has Spanish Cedar Ply. Many have or can order board feet. The good news is, I've found a couple one stop vendors who are working up package prices for me.
  12. Just an update to say that I'm still at this. My biggest issue right now is sourcing 4'x8' sheets of Spanish Cedar locally. I've phoned several regional lumber stores and none stock it or even order it in. A couple places offered to make it with veneer, but that was $400-$600 a sheet (and I don't need anything that pretty). There are some online sellers, but with minimum sheet orders, crating, and shipping, the cost explodes.
  13. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. The more I read, the more I'm leaning towards giving the existing drywall a good coat of low/no VOC primer after ripping the shelves/trim out and calling it good. It's strange to me to think that at times your humidor actually keeps moisture away from your cigars!
  14. I've been reading and watching everything I can find on the interwebs on this topic. There are several on FOH, though pretty old and some have broken links. I found some stuff on Reddit and some other cigar forums too, but I'll share a link to an FOH post that has some references in it: My project is NOTHING like @edameff glorious man cave linked above and much more like the Reddit closet conversion post from last year. So with an aggregate of ideas, I'm leaning towards putting up a vapor barrier over the existing painted drywall and using 1/4" SC plywood for the walls.

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