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Fixing a seal on a humidor
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Hey all! So, recently my brother sent me my old humidor that he was holding in storage for me for roughly 12 years or so.

I've since gotten the HUGE Boveda 80% pack and put it in the humidor for 2 weeks to season it. I had my calibrated digital hygrometer in there as well. I was diligent in NOT opening it for the two weeks, and checked it this morning after 15 days. The hygrometer reads 58% humidity and the Boveda pack is starting to feel very gritty and crystalized. I have a bad feeling that years in storage may have caused a leak around the seal.

I've been doing some research online on how to fix the seal, and I keep coming up with putting clear, odorless, food-grade silicone around where the lid meets the bottom edge, and letting it cure with the lid open for 3-4 days. This seems like it would work, but I'm unsure if I should take the chance.

Has anyone used this method before, or perhaps have some other opinions on how to fix it? I really want to be able to use this humidor since I got it as a birthday present all those years ago from my brother. It's a beautiful burlwood Thomas Christiano box, made in Italy, with very a nice Spanish cedar lining. 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Fixing a seal on a humidor - by stogiecat1984 - 06-22-2020, 01:32 PM
RE: Fixing a seal on a humidor - by stogiecat1984 - 06-22-2020, 03:51 PM
RE: Fixing a seal on a humidor - by stogiecat1984 - 06-22-2020, 03:52 PM
RE: Fixing a seal on a humidor - by MaytagMan - 06-22-2020, 04:17 PM
RE: Fixing a seal on a humidor - by stogiecat1984 - 06-22-2020, 05:21 PM
RE: Fixing a seal on a humidor - by Tonto - 06-26-2020, 01:53 PM
RE: Fixing a seal on a humidor - by stogiecat1984 - 06-26-2020, 04:00 PM

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