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Ret_Puddle_Pirate
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Posted: 4/13/2012 12:41:16 AM
[Last Edit: 4/13/2012 12:43:38 AM by Ret_Puddle_Pirate]
Just bought a Liberty Colonial 23 gun safe and it was delivered today. Got it in the house and will bolt it down after work tomorrow.

Questions:

1) I will be bolting it to a wood floor. The floor is 1/2 plywood over 3 inch sub-floor planking. I plan on using 5 inch lag bolts with large washers. The nuts w/a washer will be inside and bolt head under the sub-floor - and I am thinking of using nylon locking nuts. I am thinking that this will make it very secure. Thoughts??

There is a punch out at the bottom of the safe w/ plug that the dehumidifier plug goes to. As I am installing this in a closet, I will have to install an outlet in the closet. No problem as there is a plug next to the closet that I can piggyback off of.

2) Question is, the dehumidifier is pretty small and I know they normally go in the back. With the relatively small rifle rack area on the side, I would like a larger Golden Rod, such as a 24" one and want to put it on the floor up towards the door as there are no obstructions, such as the shelf support. Is there a concern with this, other then being careful not to whack it with rifle buts. Anyone else mount it up front?

3) Is the Golden Rod dehumidifier enough, or do I need to add a Remington Mini-Dehumidifier recommended?

Thank you for your input. Any other suggestions?


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