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Old 01-06-2014, 12:26 PM   #1
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Hello every1 I have wood floors and I'm renting. I want to bolt my safe down but with Minimal damage to the floor but still how should I go about doing this??? I would like to be able to cover it up when I move


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Old 01-06-2014, 02:35 PM   #2
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Bolt it to the wall through the studs. Patch and paint when you move.

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It dosent have holes on the wall of the safe tho
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Yeah I would not do that to the floors as mountainman said it is much easier to bolt it to the wall and patch a wall than it is to repair hardwood flooring
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It dosent have holes on the wall of the safe tho
Drill some holes.
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You don't have to drill huge holes. Just enough to secure the safe from tipping. Make sure it is the drywall, not a partition. If you are thinking possible burglary, consider an alarm system, and absolutely get it insured.
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Place a couple hundred pounds of lead weights in the bottom of the safe. No drilling required.
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Do you have carpet on the floor? If you have carpet on the floor no one will be able to tell you screwed the safe to the floor.
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Drilling holes in hardwood flooring causes serious damage. That is not cool. Don't do that to your landlord. You could patch sheetrock and leave no damage at all.
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Actually it's just as easy to patch a hardwood floor as drywall. Mix whiting and stain until it matches the floor or is a little darker. Once you have the whiting prepared use a plastic putty knife to fill the hole and smooth the mixture off. With a little practice you can make the repair look just like a knot. I have repaired a lot of very expensive woodwork with whiting. I have never had a customer complain. I have had some customers that pointed to other flaws in the woodwork trying to say that is my fault. No dice, I always take a photo of the woodwork before I start a repair.

It's very difficult to bolt/screw a safe to a wall. You have a baseboard that is going to hold the safe off the wall. I have drilled holes in safes and cabinets so I could screw them into the bottom plate in the wall. If the trim is painted that might be easiest place to work. They say caulk and paint will make a carpenter what he aint.



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