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Posted: 3/15/2005 5:56:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2005 5:56:41 PM EST by ScaryGuy]
One level house is built on a slab, and I do not have any closets big enough to hide it . It'll have to sit out in the open.

How would one go about having it secured to the floor?

SG
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:57:52 PM EST
Mason drill bits, lead anchors, lag bolts and epoxy. It won't move.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:58:15 PM EST
Concrete lag bolts or "redheads". Both available at Home Depot or Lowe's.

Just make sure it's REALLY where you plan to leave it before you drill!
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:58:55 PM EST
Something I can do myself, or should I hire someone?

SG
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:59:02 PM EST
redheads as mentioned.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:00:39 PM EST
very easy..one 1/2" masonary bit and a drill with a "hammer drill" option. hammer drill is around 275-300 bucks.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:18:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 10:17:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By brasspile:
Rent a Hammer Drill for $50, buy a bit for $12 at the place they rent them (you will go through 1 bit in about 8 holes), drill, secure, return drill, throw away bit.



Okay, last question: If I ever sell the house, can the bolts be removed once the safe is unbolted?

Thanks,

SG
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 10:22:30 AM EST

Originally Posted By ScaryGuy:

Originally Posted By brasspile:
Rent a Hammer Drill for $50, buy a bit for $12 at the place they rent them (you will go through 1 bit in about 8 holes), drill, secure, return drill, throw away bit.



Okay, last question: If I ever sell the house, can the bolts be removed once the safe is unbolted?

Thanks,

SG



Well sort of.

You can grind or cut the bolts flush to the floor.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 10:27:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By ScaryGuy:

Originally Posted By brasspile:
Rent a Hammer Drill for $50, buy a bit for $12 at the place they rent them (you will go through 1 bit in about 8 holes), drill, secure, return drill, throw away bit.



Okay, last question: If I ever sell the house, can the bolts be removed once the safe is unbolted?

Thanks,

SG



Yep. Just unscrew them.

You don't need a hammer drill. Any drill will work, it will just take longer.
Link Posted: 3/17/2005 8:49:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By ScaryGuy:

Originally Posted By brasspile:
Rent a Hammer Drill for $50, buy a bit for $12 at the place they rent them (you will go through 1 bit in about 8 holes), drill, secure, return drill, throw away bit.



Okay, last question: If I ever sell the house, can the bolts be removed once the safe is unbolted?

Thanks,

SG



Yep. Just unscrew them.




Only if you use lag bolts with anchors. Redheads are there to stay, unless you cut them off at floor level.

Link Posted: 3/17/2005 8:53:08 AM EST
i used 4'' or 5'' lag bolt with quik steel
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