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Message posted by FleaBite on November-21-2012 at 06:06 - IP Logged
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At what point should you discard an old cigar humidor? I ran across one at a flea market that looked really rough. I don't know when it's a good price, when it's usable or when I should pass it over.

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The main point to be considered is the hygrometer and the humidfier, and I'm sure you will buy yourself new devices. So if the humidor looks ok, and the material it is made from is a cedar wood, then you may think about purchasing it - if not too expensive. Good Luck!

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That's a good question, FleaBite, and thanks for the answer, Clark. To take it one step further, is it always necessary to replace the hygrometer and the humidifier?

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Quote: Originally posted by Winchester on November-25-2012
That's a good question, FleaBite, and thanks for the answer, Clark. To take it one step further, is it always necessary to replace the hygrometer and the humidifier?



Not when they work fine :)
You may find lots of tests on the web that will help you understand if yours are still ok or not.
Well, humidifier needs more attention of course.

As to discarding a humidor, I would say that it is worth discarding when you can't seal it properly anymore. No point of using a humidor if it doesn't stop the air flow to and from the exterior.
But even so, if it looks good, there are lots of thing you might want to do with it

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I think that if a humidor is older than 10 years, it should be replaced by a new one. I understand that if it was made from a proper material, it could last even longer but you never know with these second-hand things if it was properly seasoned, so it could be not worth your money.

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Besides the humidifier & hygrometer, the most important thing is to ensure that the humidor is still able to keep an airtight seal (so that the humidity is kept locked into the humidor).

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The most important thing to check in an old humidor is the seal.

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