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Increasing your safe security + funny

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MarkSBG, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of safes, I'm going to the gun show on Saturday and will probably buy a safe from Charlie. I intend to put it in my garage on the concrete floor and want to anchor it to the floor, primarily to keep it from tipping over.

    How hard is it to anchor a safe to the concrete floor and what is the process?
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm counting on the average thief being stupid enough to think that I left my combination right there for the taking. All he has to do is spend the next 30 minutes trying all of them.

    That actually is pretty funny. :D
     
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    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    With the proper tools it is quite easy, basicaly you drill the appropriate numer of holes in the correct diameter and insert an expansion bolt or you could epoxy the bolts to the concrete.

    If you would like I live nearby and for $50 could take care of this for you.
    CCB#169803

    Edit: also work for beer, guns, and ammo.
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    With the proper tools it is quite easy, basicaly you drill the appropriate numer of holes in the correct diameter and insert an expansion bolt or you could epoxy the bolts to the concrete.

    If you would like I live nearby and for $50 could take care of this for you.
    CCB#169803


    Gunnails Thanks for the offer, but it sounds pretty simple. They only thing I'm looking into now is borrowing an impact drill from someone. I have a line on a couple of them, but if it comes to having to rent one from Home Depot, I just might take you up on it and avoid the hassle.
     
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    gunnails Hillsboro Active Member

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    I would go with 1/2" expansion bolts, long enough to seat 4" into the concrete but no deeper, and if you could add a 1/2" lag bolt or 2 into a stud in the wall behind it, in my oppinion you would be golden, good luck.:)
     
  7. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Cougfan2,

    I know it's a drive but I've got a Bosch hammer drill that you could use/borrow. PM if needed.
     
  8. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    If these instructions made a burglar stay at your house for half an hour messing with your safe, and you got home, saw him there, and shot him, a prosecutor or plaintiff's lawyer would be able to shove them up your *** (and bubba would finish the job).

    Think about it: you're encouraging somebody to spend time in your house, with the full knowledge of what you'll do to him if you see him there. Doesn't look good.

    *edit* Otherwise, it's still an awesome/hilarious idea.
     
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    sinco54 Portland OR Member

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    Grab yourself a Hilti, 2 part Hilti Epoxy, 4 lag bolts. Nuff Said.
     
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    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Sawdust, I really appreciate the offer. If my friends don't come thru, I will definitely take you up on it.
     
  11. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    By that same logic, I shouldn't lock my safe. Doing so would delay the thief making it more likely that he would still be there when I got home. I guess I should leave my safe open and keep everything in easy to carry boxes. :laugh:

    I see your reasoning, but I have not set a trap where the thief would be trapped and have to stay. It is just a mechanism to keep my belongings for as long as possible.

    And I DON'T know what I will do to him if I see him there. If he runs off, OK. Off he goes and I call the cops. If he lays down, fine. I call the cops. If he causes me to fear for my life, I will defend myself.
     
  12. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    I talk about this kind of thing for hours every day in law school... you can take or leave the advice, but it's not just my own personal reasoning. Brilliant idea, but it won't protect your property or your freedom.
     
  13. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Arg. I hate being wrong, especially after disagreeing and saying I am right...

    The more I consider Zachs points, the more I think it should come down. So, its gone from the top of my safe and from the post.

    Thanks for the input...
     
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    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    No worries - it's good practice for all the other times in my career I'll have to piss all over other people's otherwise awesome ideas.
     
  15. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    and your career = ?

    I ask, cause that sounds totally awesome! :D
     
  16. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    Lawyer... :devil: