Humidor with glass side

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  1. Josie whales

    Josie whales Live to ride

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    any idea’s on how to get a better seal on a humidor with glass sides? I was thinking on aquarium caulk on the outside
     
  2. Acclaym

    Acclaym Moderation in moderation

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    If you've got seal issues make sure it's not the lid first. If it's a desktop, hold the lid up a few inches and let it drop. It should not slam or slap closed but rather ease down in the final 1/8th inch like there's a bit of air being pressed out. Also, there's a 'dollar bill test' where you would try and fit a dollar in between the lid seal while closed. If you can slide a bill in between the wood of the lid and body you may have issues at that point.
    Glass is known to leak though...This is what I used in a recent build.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/DAP-Silicone-2-8-oz-Clear-Aquarium-Sealant-00755/100128841
     
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  3. Josie whales

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    It’s counter tops display. I don’t want to open it that’s why I was asking if it’s cool to do it outside? Does the caulk have a smell to it?
     
  4. jbfurdog

    jbfurdog Well-Known Member

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    Unflavored dental wax around the glass works too. There is another post around here that talks about that issue. Several actually.
     
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  5. Acclaym

    Acclaym Moderation in moderation

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    The aquarium silicon smells very strong for about two days and then becomes odorless.
     
  6. Josie whales

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    Just did the silicon did it on the outside applied a small amount it did smell but can’t smell it now hopefully it won’t get in the humidor now cigar Oasis isn’t turning on every 15 seconds
     
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