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Timber frame home where to mount safe?

  • 05-10-2020 9:39pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 253 ✭✭ Xtrail14


    Will screws into a stud suffice? Have no block chimney nor a concrete floor. My proposal is into a left hand corner wall and screw to a stud on the side and back, I remember from construction the corners had layers of 4x2 so should get ground.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 550 ✭✭✭ steyrman


    Hi a friend of mine had the same problem he ended up buying a sheet of steel fitting it to all the upright timbers drilled and bolted the safe to the steel re slabbed over the sheet with tec-7 then built a press around it firearms officer passed it for centrefire licence


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,758 ✭✭✭ clivej


    Yes. IMO.
    Find an upright stud a use a good size, long coach screw to fix your safe to the wall.
    Say a 10mm / 12mm x 80mm. Drill a pilot hole the size of the bolt shaft (not the threaded diameter). So for a 10mm drill 7mm, for the 12mm drill 9mm etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,047 ✭✭✭ civdef


    In fairness bolting to the studs is into the structural fabric of the building. Hard to argue with that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,177 ✭✭✭✭ BattleCorp


    Is there a concrete floor you can bolt the safe to? No rule says the safe has to be standing upright.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 253 ✭✭ Xtrail14


    I bolted it into a left hand corner wall today. I put 10 coach bolts in. Surprisingly how easy it was to drill the safe. It’s rock solid now.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,177 ✭✭✭✭ BattleCorp


    Xtrail14 wrote: »
    I bolted it into a left hand corner wall today. I put 10 coach bolts in. Surprisingly how easy it was to drill the safe. It’s rock solid now.

    My CPO did his best to rip my safes out of the wall to see if they were secure when he was doing an inspection. He put his all into swinging out of them. Thankfully King Kong wouldn't budge these fcukers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,569 ✭✭✭ garv123


    Coach bolts into the joists, They'll have the door opened long before they get it off the wall.

    If someone comes with tools to take the guns, a safe is only there to slow them down. safe doors are the weak spots.


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