Anyone ever put a safe in a cargo container?
No real good place to put it in my current house.
Thinking of storing in the very rear of a cargo container and running power to it for golden rod and lighting purposes.
Just looking for thoughts.
Yes, we have done quite a few in cargo containers and PODS. Just run an extension cord in there, and plug in the dehumidifier.
Once again I have to THANK YOU.
I recommend venting the container as well. A whirlybird vent is what I put on mine. The goldenrod is enough but a little redundancy wouldn't hurt.
What did you bolt them to? the floor? (Aren't the floors wooden?)
By chance any pictures? or advice?
Skich, by chance any pictures of your whirly-bird install?
We usually set them in there still on the pallets. Never had to bolt one down yet.
Do you already have the container?
Hoping to have it delivered the week after Christmas.
Does it have a steel floor? How much do you want to spend anchoring it down? How permanent of an anchor setup do you want?
Just called, and the cargo-tainer I'll be getting has a wood floor.
Lag Bolts into the wood? I'd rather not do this as for some reason I'd rather not drill holes in the floor. This more than likely though is probably the easiest way to go. Then if I ever do move the safe out, just fill the holes in with caulk, glue, etc.
All kinds of ideas are popping into my brain, but no good ones it seems.
How much do I want to spend on anchoring?... I have no idea.... Not more than $100/200 I'd say.
I suppose I could weld a structure around the safe with my Lincoln wire welder, but cripes that seems a bit overkill...
DEFINITELY open to suggestions...
Put it in the back corner and bolt through the the rear/side steel walls up as high as possible. Use some big like a 3/4" bolt with fender washers inside the safe. On the outside just weld the bolt to the container or just grind anything flat that they might be able to grab onto.
Good enough for a glorified sheetmetal box.
If they come with serious abrasive cutting tools then they'll just cut the side out of your safe anyway.
It might seem like a small point but if you do run power, make it a really low rated breaker if possible. Any angle grinder draws a good amount of amps. No sense in letting the fuckers easily steal your power to do their dirty work!
Just use a carriage bolt, that's what they're made for; no need to weld them or grind them. Just put the carriage bolt through form the outside and seal it up with some permatex or windshield dum-dum in-between the bolt head and the outside wall.
fearme & Ptlm724,
I like those ideas. Much easier to patch up the side of the tuna can than to seal up the floor.
I'm actually wondering if I would be 'skilled' enough to be able to mark the inside of the walls where the holes are, MIG weld some studs to the inside. And then slide the safe over the studs. Might be hard to do that to a 1100# safe....
I especially like putting the power on a low amp breaker.