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Posted: 6/19/2017 9:08:06 PM EST
First issue is I can't get it down my basement stairs, so I would have to keep in my garage. This means cold in the winter and warm/humid in the summer.

Any thought or suggestions?

In the house or basement is a total 100% no-go.
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:12:57 PM EST
Build a vault in the basement or some sort of false wall/piece of furniture in the house.

Get creative man.
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:14:08 PM EST
Dakota or zanotti safe
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:14:40 PM EST
FPNI

A $1.5 million dollar solution OP
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:16:39 PM EST
Get a golden rod. 
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:17:43 PM EST
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Get a golden rod. 
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That's what she said
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:17:44 PM EST
why not just put it in the garage and put a dehumidifier in the garage and safe?
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:19:25 PM EST
They sell modular safes/cabinets.
http://www.snapsafe.com (first thing that came up off google)
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:19:40 PM EST
As was suggested one of those put together modular safes or...A Job Box.
The gun safe of two apartment dwellers I know of.
Anything to keep it out of the garage!
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:20:23 PM EST
Two smaller safes? 
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:22:18 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MoBigAl:
Build a vault in the basement or some sort of false wall/piece of furniture in the house.

Get creative man.
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Not nearly worth the effort. I don't plan on living in this house more than 3-5 more years.
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:23:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CKyleC:
why not just put it in the garage and put a dehumidifier in the garage and safe?
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I might as well set the dehumidifier outside, the garage is not air tight.

I thought about the golden rod solution but didn't know if they worked.
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:26:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CKyleC:
why not just put it in the garage and put a dehumidifier in the garage and safe?
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I had a safe in the garage in FL for years with no issues. A canvas tarp and a pile of stuff on top will help it blend in with all the other junk out there.
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:27:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CKyleC:
why not just put it in the garage and put a dehumidifier in the garage and safe?
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To stupid
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:31:27 PM EST
Job box.
Probably more secure than a cheap safe.
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:34:25 PM EST
In my old house I had a side room in my basement garage. It was 2 inches lower than the rest of the basement floor. Three or four times a year it would rain enough for water to seep into the cinder block walls. I had a Browning vault sitting on pavers to hold it above the water line... in 2 inches of standing water!

It happened every year for five years. I had a Goldenrod in it and never even had a hint of rust.
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 9:41:11 PM EST
In a garage it's easy to just steal the whole safe.

It's been done before plenty of times.

Basement is where you want it.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 8:27:49 PM EST
I would anchor it to the slab with concrete lag bolts or butterfly anchors. Plus I am looking at a 30-40 gun safe, 1300lbs.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 8:29:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Phoenix_III:
Dakota or zanotti safe
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Link Posted: 6/20/2017 8:33:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NoHarmNoFAL:
I would anchor it to the slab with concrete lag bolts or butterfly anchors. Plus I am looking at a 30-40 gun safe, 1300lbs.
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Put four wedge anchors in it then caulk around them if you are really worried about moisture.
With the golden rod you shouldn't have any moisture in there anyway.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 8:36:04 PM EST
I have a liberty fat boy in my upstate NY garage.
Not air tight
Not temperature regulated

I have a XL golden rod and the peet hot air dryer and 2 rechargeable dissicant wall pliggerins.

No problems what so ever. Humidity is very low. Temp stays good through the winter.

When you mount to the floor put 4 12 inch by 12 inch 1/4 inch plywood squares under the safe where the holes will be drilled for the anchor bolts.

My mom went to school with the local liberty dealer so he made sure I did I correctly.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 10:54:45 AM EST
I thought about putting my 24 gun safe in the garage at my new apartment. But it's Houston, they would ruin.

My apartment is on the second floor, so moving the safe upstairs was daunting at first. Until I discovered powered dollies.

Rented a 1500 furniture dolly from sunbelt rentals for $100. It has large wheels and an electric motor. It literally climbs the stairs one step at a time. Took me ten minutes to get the safe up a flight of stairs.

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Disregard the soft core pron music.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 11:19:55 AM EST
I have mentioned it before but I have always wondered about gutting an old upright piano and using it as a gun storage cabinet...
Kind of a hide in plain sight thing.
Most of them have a locking keyboard cover and if you hide releases for the top and bottom panels in there not to mention where the keys used to be could make a great pistol storage area.

Just a thought....
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 11:23:40 AM EST
Have you looked into Snapsafe. I am thinking about getting one. Waiting on reviews.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 11:26:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Phoenix_III:
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Yup. I love my Zanotti.
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 11:33:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CKyleC:
why not just put it in the garage and put a dehumidifier in the garage and safe?
To stupid
*too
Link Posted: 6/21/2017 2:33:38 PM EST
Mine is in my garage. I have a 30 watt heater that is thermal limited. It keeps the interior temp about 10* warmer than ambient which keeps condensation from forming. I also use Corrosion X on my blued guns. If I carry a cold gun into the house, I make sure it fully warms up and is dry. I haven't had any, as in not one rusting issue with my guns. Ohio climate isn't too much different than Western Virginia. 
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