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Old 03-13-2012, 10:06 AM   #1
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Garage Gym Condensation/Moisture

Hey everybody:

Wondering what fellow Garage gym owners do to combat moisture/condensation accumulation.

We went from the 30's to the 60's here in Michigan over the last couple weeks and yesterday EVERYTHING in my gym was soaked. I even am thinking about bringing my good BB indoors for storage right now. This is my first spring with the gym, and I knew this would be an issue.

Fans? Dehumidifiers? Toweling down equipment? What does everyone do?

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Old 03-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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Re: Garage Gym Condensation/Moisture

I'm also curious about this. Specifically, the effects of humidity on the Rogue Bar and our C2.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:24 AM   #3
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Re: Garage Gym Condensation/Moisture

I saw this post and I was thinking "I wonder if he's in Michigan"

Sure enough.

Same here, everything in my gym was SOAKED yesterday. I just tryto wipe stuff down as much as possible. I'm sure some extra oil on your bar and C2 wouldn't hurt.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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Re: Garage Gym Condensation/Moisture

A thin layer of 3-in-1 oil or WD-40 on all the bare steel should be enough. If the bar is coated (chrome, zinc, etc) you should be fine. Wouldn't be a bad idea get some oil into the sleeves to keep the bearings lubed either.
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Re: Garage Gym Condensation/Moisture

Thanks everyone.

The only "damage" I could really tell was some surface rust on my bar sleeves. Ill hit it with some 3 and 1 and keep going!
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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Re: Garage Gym Condensation/Moisture

What about when it drops below freezing? Im up in Canada and it can get pretty cold here. Next winter when things cool down again, and my bumpers harden up from the cold.. is it possible that they could be damaged??
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