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mikiep 02-01-2013 03:09 AM

Safe Mounting
 
I'm wanting to mount a safe in the master bedroom closet. I'm in the process of installing new floors and an idea for mounting came to mind. Since the floors are down to concrete now I was thinking instead of drilling through the concrete to mount a safe I was wondering what you guys thought about concreting it to the floor. I don't know if I'm putting to much thought into it but, was wondering if maybe the cold moist concrete would eventually have adverse condition to the safe or if the dampness from the concrete would penetrate the safe. Any thoughts. Thanks

AR10 02-01-2013 03:14 AM

Some safes are made to be set and or surrounded in concrete. Cash drop safes come to mind where the door is round, and heavy, and sits below the level of the floor. Pretty sure you are not talking about that kind.

Most small safes are bolted to a floor, wall, something, to keep them from walking away.

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Yunus 02-01-2013 03:24 AM

I believe you want a layer of something between the concrete and safe to prevent it from rusting. Plywood seems to be popular probably because it's so cheap and not high enough to allow a prybar to get a lot of leverage.

mikiep 02-01-2013 03:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Yunus (Post 1118736)
I believe you want a layer of something between the concrete and safe to prevent it from rusting. Plywood seems to be popular probably because it's so cheap and not high enough to allow a prybar to get a lot of leverage.

Your right, I didn't even think about having something between the safe and concrete since this idea just popped into my head today and I haven't had the chance to plan it out completely yet.
More ideas and thoughts please.

ArrizX 02-03-2013 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Yunus (Post 1118736)
I believe you want a layer of something between the concrete and safe to prevent it from rusting. Plywood seems to be popular probably because it's so cheap and not high enough to allow a prybar to get a lot of leverage.

Mine is on carpet now but before when we had the old one in the garage we went to the ag store and bought that thick 1" rubber matt that horses stand on and cut it in half and double stacked it under the safe.

elfmdl 02-03-2013 04:13 PM

My safe weighs enough that if someone wants to carry it out of the house they earned it.

bdaniel9892 02-11-2013 03:49 AM

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Originally Posted by elfmdl
My safe weighs enough that if someone wants to carry it out of the house they earned it.

Well since you offered, i guess I could come give it a try... ;D

austin92 02-11-2013 06:07 AM

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Originally Posted by bdaniel9892

Well since you offered, i guess I could come give it a try... ;D

I'll help ya lol

bdaniel9892 02-11-2013 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by austin92

I'll help ya lol

Perfect! Ive got a forklift. Shouldnt take too much. Unless hes got some some kind of underground bunker with 10 feet of cement for walls.

Vasa1628 11-11-2014 02:04 PM

Do not drill through the floor but into it.there are many very good construction adhesives that you can also use. Using them does not allow any use of a pry.You had better realize that this is very permanent.Also keep that areas humidity at 50% and you should not have to worry. vasa1628


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