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Posted: 1/17/2013 7:17:35 AM EDT
Greetings, I'm moving into a new house, and the location where I want to bolt my safe has carpet over concrete. How would/have you guys bolted your safes to the floor? Should I cut the carpet under the safe, cut holes into the carpet @ the bolt holes, or just bolt to the floor through the carpet/padding? Thanks in advance for replies and suggestions..
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 7:34:30 AM EDT
How big is the safe? If it is a larger heavier safe you may not have to bolt it. Mine weighs over 1000 lbs half full. It's a big one though.
Link Posted: 1/17/2013 8:28:52 AM EDT
Make sure you dont get any water near the base of the safe for cleaning purposes..

ASK me what happens..
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 5:55:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rwbow1969:
How big is the safe? If it is a larger heavier safe you may not have to bolt it. Mine weighs over 1000 lbs half full. It's a big one though.


Please don't listen to him.

Link Posted: 1/18/2013 10:12:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Originally Posted By rwbow1969:
How big is the safe? If it is a larger heavier safe you may not have to bolt it. Mine weighs over 1000 lbs half full. It's a big one though.


Please don't listen to him.



1500lbs empty and two of us moved it. Bolt your stuff down!
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 12:48:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By gajeep94yj:
Originally Posted By rwbow1969:
How big is the safe? If it is a larger heavier safe you may not have to bolt it. Mine weighs over 1000 lbs half full. It's a big one though.


Please don't listen to him.



This!

The way I do it is to make a template of the bottom using cardboard then cut out squares around the bolt hole area. Lay that on the carpet and cut out the carpet and padding where the squares on the template are (you can go a little bigger since the safe will be covering the holes). If you don't want to cut the carpet you can drill through the carpet but you'll spend a lot of time pulling threads and fibers off your bits, but when you move those holes are easier to hide.
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 1:38:37 PM EDT
I marked then cut small holes out of the carpet with a razor knife before drilling into the concrete.
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 1:56:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 3:02:05 PM EDT
I drilled through mine, didn't have any problems.
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 3:52:36 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies. I'm going to just bolt it down over the carpet and padding, using the "cutting holes into the carpet over the bolt hole" idea. Thanks again...
Link Posted: 1/18/2013 6:27:43 PM EDT
Cut 3 sides of the square and tuck the carpet under making it easier to fix later.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 11:44:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rwbow1969:
How big is the safe? If it is a larger heavier safe you may not have to bolt it. Mine weighs over 1000 lbs half full. It's a big one though.


My safe weighs 2000 pounds empty and I bolted mine at all 4 corners.
Your unbolted 1000 pound safe could be moved out of your house in less than 10 minutes.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 12:07:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2013 12:10:30 PM EDT by GreyGhost]
I have a Sturdy Safe and I set the safe in place then drilled right thru the carpet.

You definately want to bolt it down.My Sturdy is 72T 40W 24D 1000Lbs and 2 of us moved it 40ft and 4 corners in 20 minutes using just 3/4 pvc pipe.
Link Posted: 1/20/2013 1:02:35 PM EDT
good question OP. i was just thinking that same one.
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 9:41:29 AM EDT

Make sure there aren't any water or sewer lines where you are bolting the safe down.


Bigfeet
Link Posted: 1/21/2013 10:15:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2013 10:16:43 AM EDT by wildearp]
Cut the carpet. The safe will compact it making it require replacement. The uneven compression can tweak even the biggest safes, making the door alignment fubar. If you cut it out, you have a patch to put back in when you move.

You never think you will move.........but it happens.
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