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Posted: 4/20/2016 6:03:12 PM EDT
Bolting my new safe to the floor in the garage. Have the dehumidifier issue worked out but wonder what to put between the floor and the safe to prevent rust. Can it be something as simple as some linoleum sheet or heavy duty plastic sheet? What about some composite decking material? I want it low profile to prevent access by a pry bar. 600 pound safe, so not moving it around much. Just want to tilt and slide something under it once in position...

1DD
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:12:13 PM EDT
A piece of 3/4 inch plywood would work.
I don't think I would put a piece of plastic under it.
It would still have radical temperature swings.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:14:32 PM EDT
I've heard of people putting a hockey puck under each corner, but you could go with something thinner if you wanted. Then you have some circulation of air under it.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:14:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2016 6:15:05 PM EDT by FortKnoxVaults]
Hockey pucks. Airflow is best. Bolt right through them.

ETA beat to the punch...
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:15:18 PM EDT
I used one of those big plastic waterproof office chairmats that I got for $3.
It's waterproof and I laid it on the concrete and put the safe on top.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:17:53 PM EDT
I've heard of using a stall mat (heavy rubber mat used in horse stalls) under the safe.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:20:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1Devildog:
Bolting my new safe to the floor in the garage. Have the dehumidifier issue worked out but wonder what to put between the floor and the safe to prevent rust. Can it be something as simple as some linoleum sheet or heavy duty plastic sheet? What about some composite decking material? I want it low profile to prevent access by a pry bar. 600 pound safe, so not moving it around much. Just want to tilt and slide something under it once in position...

1DD
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Put mine on a pallet.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:22:53 PM EDT
Left both of mine on the 4x4's they were shipped on. Just sawed them flush to the front of each safe.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:23:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2016 6:25:34 PM EDT by Chokey]
DRIcore tiles


Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:23:43 PM EDT
I got one of those shop mats with holes to allow drainage from Lowes or HD and cut it to fit the size of the safe. It was the thicker one to prevent any accumulation/exposure to moisture.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:24:20 PM EDT
Had the same thought, but decided it will last my lifetime even if it started to rust.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:24:56 PM EDT
The guys delivered my safe recommended resting the safe on (2) 1x4. 1 on each side then hag bolt the safe to the floor. This gets the safe off the floor, allows for air circulation and secures it to the floor.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:37:19 PM EDT
Half in foam insulation and 2x4s
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:48:26 PM EDT
I used heavy rubber puzzle piece mats intended for gym equipment. Got them at Home Depot I think.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:54:57 PM EDT
I put mine on wheels
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:56:08 PM EDT
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Put mine on a pallet.
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Originally Posted By 1Devildog:
Bolting my new safe to the floor in the garage. Have the dehumidifier issue worked out but wonder what to put between the floor and the safe to prevent rust. Can it be something as simple as some linoleum sheet or heavy duty plastic sheet? What about some composite decking material? I want it low profile to prevent access by a pry bar. 600 pound safe, so not moving it around much. Just want to tilt and slide something under it once in position...

1DD


Put mine on a pallet.


Yep. Works great.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 6:58:37 PM EDT
I put my safe directly onto the concrete slab, and put the concrete slab on a lot in Arizona.

What's this moisture thing you speak of?

Link Posted: 4/20/2016 8:04:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 223-Buckaroo:
I put my safe directly onto the concrete slab, and put the concrete slab on a lot in Arizona.

What's this moisture thing you speak of?

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Touché.

We have all of your moisture here in NC...

1DD
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 8:07:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Chokey:
DRIcore tiles

http://i.stack.imgur.com/RZLGk.png
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This is what I use under my safes and ammo boxes. Home depot sells them.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:47:23 PM EDT
Closed cell foam gasket materials used under floor plates when framing walls might work....if it is on the thick side. Do you know anyone who is construction who might have some laying around.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 10:57:03 PM EDT
Put 6 mil or thicker plastic under it. That is what is placed under concrete slabs to prevent moisture from coming up through the slab and ruining any floor finishes.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:23:02 PM EDT
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Had the same thought, but decided it will last my lifetime even if it started to rust.
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Same, I'll never look to see if it's rusty.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:28:32 PM EDT
The moisture barrier they installed below my basement slab.

Air space is a good moisture barrier.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:38:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2016 11:41:49 PM EDT by AKSnowRider]
OP, get a 1/8" X2" piece of UHMW and cut a piece for each side, will never rot, soft enough to seal against both the safe and the floor and tough enough to be there in a 100 years....plus really hard to destroy with a prybar..............


We use UHMW for runners and skid plates for our tow sleds..stuff is tough....
1/4" full skid plate and 1"X2" runners.......
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:46:25 PM EDT
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DRIcore tiles

http://i.stack.imgur.com/RZLGk.png
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This^.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:48:51 PM EDT
I got about a 3/4" rubber mat used in horse stalls at Tractor Supply.... Got it centered and drilled straight through into the concrete
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:50:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rw66:
The guys delivered my safe recommended resting the safe on (2) 1x4. 1 on each side then hag bolt the safe to the floor. This gets the safe off the floor, allows for air circulation and secures it to the floor.
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Use a wheel bearing around each bolt and bolt it to the floor.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:52:41 PM EDT




Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:55:52 PM EDT
A couple of 1/4" thick teflon strips
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 11:57:42 PM EDT
I used two pressure treated 1x4s.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 12:08:53 AM EDT
Hockey pucks for me. Drilled through them to secure to the floor.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 12:19:30 AM EDT
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Anything that high seems counter-productive. Any battery-powered Sawzall will be able to cut right through the large gap hockey pucks would leave and through the bolts securing it to the floor.

I thought that the method of bolting safes to the floor was to keep the safe against the floor to prevent the cutting of the bolts?
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 12:31:57 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By The_Floridian:
Anything that high seems counter-productive. Any battery-powered Sawzall will be able to cut right through the large gap hockey pucks would leave and through the bolts securing it to the floor.

I thought that the method of bolting safes to the floor was to keep the safe against the floor to prevent the cutting of the bolts?
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I use used ball bearings instead of hockey pucks to prevent the Sawzall type attack

Link Posted: 4/21/2016 12:41:52 AM EDT
Mine's on carpet. Maybe head to your local roofer and get a chunk of epdm rubber roof. No circulation, but no one is going to get under with a sawzall blade.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:26:52 AM EDT
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I use used ball bearings instead of hockey pucks to prevent the Sawzall type attack

http://bindayel.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/bearings1.jpg
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Originally Posted By codesmith:
Originally Posted By The_Floridian:
Anything that high seems counter-productive. Any battery-powered Sawzall will be able to cut right through the large gap hockey pucks would leave and through the bolts securing it to the floor.

I thought that the method of bolting safes to the floor was to keep the safe against the floor to prevent the cutting of the bolts?



I use used ball bearings instead of hockey pucks to prevent the Sawzall type attack

http://bindayel.co/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/bearings1.jpg


Neat.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 2:33:52 AM EDT
A little off topic, but if it comes in a box, save it. Cut one side off and slide it over the safe. If you ever have the garage door up and somebody drives by all they see is a box the looks like an appliance.
Link Posted: 4/21/2016 9:24:39 AM EDT
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Moisture will dissolve that support away.
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