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Posted: 11/21/2012 6:50:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 6:55:23 AM EST by BillyDoubleU]
So we are having an exterminator come out and they are doing a entire house spray and what not. It's pretty intense, have to take everything out of the cabinets and even.

Well that brings us to my "office" as I call it.

I have a 600lb safe in the corner of the room, no hiding that, among others.

So I told my wife that I do not want them going into my "office", only holes into the room are from a internet cable. I was just gonna get some silicone and fill that tiny hole and call it good.

I could move my stuff to my brothers for the day and allow them in the room but the 600lb safe is not moving...

What does ARF do or recommend?

It's be a lot of work moving stuff but...


ETA:
To clarify, the safe isn't moving but I have more then one safe and a closet full of fun if you get my drift that's more my concern.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:51:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 6:51:39 AM EST by buckshot_jim]
Let him spray
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:51:16 AM EST
Put a big doily over it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:52:15 AM EST
Cover it with pictures of gay porn.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:54:51 AM EST
Build a sheet rock wall around the door so it looks like a closet.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:56:11 AM EST
The whole point of a safe is to keep your shit safe....

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:57:27 AM EST
Buy some home pest treatment chemicals from lowe's/home depot and do that room yourself?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:57:29 AM EST
Depends on what they are spraying for, if it small insects, I would move the stuff andd let him do his thing, bugs go places, places you can't imagine. If they are spraying for something else, I have no idea what else they may spray for, I still say have em in there. You are paying for it, make em work. Also, try covering it with a big doiley made from gay porn.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:57:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
The whole point of a safe is to keep your shit safe....



I just don't trust people for one but then letting folks in, could be tempting...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:01:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 7:01:54 AM EST by BuickDan]
Originally Posted By BillyDoubleU:
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
The whole point of a safe is to keep your shit safe....



I just don't trust people for one but then letting folks in, could be tempting...


I know how you feel, especially since some employees of such companies are usually that bottom of the barrel type.

(Disclaimer: I did not say that ALL employees of home service companies are shit bags, just some.)
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:01:14 AM EST
You must learn to trust Mr. Dribble.



But verify.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:06:22 AM EST
I make sure all of my chit is in my safe .....not much else I can do other than throw a blanket over it...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:12:14 AM EST
paint it white and stick refrigerator magnets and kids drawings on it
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:15:58 AM EST
He's probably seen a million of them before.

I would let him in. Throw a sheet over it if it makes you feel better.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:17:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By MACD:
paint it white and stick refrigerator magnets and kids drawings on it


Finally, the corrert answer. :)
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:18:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 7:21:14 AM EST by Silver_Surfer]
Cover it with a sheet. NOT A CAMO ONE
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:19:30 AM EST
only 600lbs?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:20:00 AM EST
easy once he completes the job, knock him out and and wood chip him, his whole family, the company he works for, and all their customers.

that way no one will know it was you.

but seriously. if it is a single man business or a large reputable company you will be fine. if it is some dude on craig's list, no.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:21:06 AM EST
Sorry Sir, this room is a no-go.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:21:25 AM EST
Jesus H Christ. Buncha paranoid motherf*ckers.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:22:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 7:23:50 AM EST by JaxsonRaine]
Originally Posted By dcs12345:
Buy some home pest treatment chemicals from lowe's/home depot and do that room yourself?


Nah, go with the real stuff, the store-mixes suck.

ETA: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/insecticide-concentrates-c-243.html
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:25:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By JofoShootin:
Jesus H Christ. Buncha paranoid motherf*ckers.


LOL, I am on the other side of this. No way in hell I'm letting some dude see that stuff just because he's working for a large company or because he spelled the name on his shirt correctly. Even if the risk is small, why not make it less? Why not keep such things minimized?

Some stuff is private. Period.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:29:09 AM EST
Originally Posted By SCW:
Originally Posted By JofoShootin:
Jesus H Christ. Buncha paranoid motherf*ckers.


LOL, I am on the other side of this. No way in hell I'm letting some dude see that stuff just because he's working for a large company or because he spelled the name on his shirt correctly. Even if the risk is small, why not make it less? Why not keep such things minimized?

Some stuff is private. Period.


IMO, the more private, the better.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:32:37 AM EST
You gonna have all kinds of roaches, and pests in your 'office'. You must be the only house they go to that has a safe.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:34:08 AM EST
Let him spray
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:35:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By MACD:
paint it white and stick refrigerator magnets and kids drawings on it


Ya know.... that ain't half bad.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:36:13 AM EST
Don't sweat it. I had to have an appraiser come in on my rec ent refi, I simply told him that the room with the heavy safe door was 'storage.' I gave him the rooms dimensions and left it at that.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:40:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:
Originally Posted By SCW:
Originally Posted By JofoShootin:
Jesus H Christ. Buncha paranoid motherf*ckers.


LOL, I am on the other side of this. No way in hell I'm letting some dude see that stuff just because he's working for a large company or because he spelled the name on his shirt correctly. Even if the risk is small, why not make it less? Why not keep such things minimized?

Some stuff is private. Period.


IMO, the more private, the better.


Security through obscurity doesn't work and is a pet peeve of mine. If you have something worth a "professional" thief's time to take, they have other, less costly and more reliable ways of locating targets. And a thief of opportunity, like a shady exterminator, isn't going to mess with a safe, regardless of what's in it.

It just irks me when people seem to try to prove how tacticool they are by displaying the most paranoia about where the boogey-man is gonna jump out on them. Good lord. By all means, be prepared, but live your life. Every shadow isn't gonna jump out and get ya! I can only chuckle when my liberal friends take jabs at me about how paranoid and "scared of everything" gun owners must be...because it's true.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:42:03 AM EST
Originally Posted By dangerdan:
The whole point of a safe is to keep your shit safe....



no offense, the average gun safe is not going to keep a pro from stealing your stuff

1/8" thick steel is not exactly fort knox

a lot of these safes can be opened by drilling a single hole


the company i worked at had a safe busted open, it was done with just crowbars, peeled it open like a banana


same with fire protection.

I'm just saying that an insurance policy is a must.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:48:24 AM EST
Originally Posted By JofoShootin:

Security through obscurity doesn't work and is a pet peeve of mine. If you have something worth a "professional" thief's time to take, they have other, less costly and more reliable ways of locating targets. And a thief of opportunity, like a shady exterminator, isn't going to mess with a safe, regardless of what's in it.

It just irks me when people seem to try to prove how tacticool they are by displaying the most paranoia about where the boogey-man is gonna jump out on them. Good lord. By all means, be prepared, but live your life. Every shadow isn't gonna jump out and get ya! I can only chuckle when my liberal friends take jabs at me about how paranoid and "scared of everything" gun owners must be...because it's true.


True story. I worked for a security company one summer, and one of the installers ended up going back to a house he put a system in, stole some jewelry and electronics, and quit the job.

True story. My roommates while I was working for that company also quit the job. I came home to a locked apartment, and all my stuff gone. No forced entry, all deadbolts still locked, they left through the garage.

Thought experiment. You have $50k in jewelry. Are you more likely to have it taken if you leave it on a side-table right by the front door, and show everyone who comes in(friends, family, neighbors, pest-control dude, gardeners, etc) 'Hey, look at all my expensive jewelry!', or if you simply don't let people know what you have and keep it secured?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:52:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:53:27 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 7:54:11 AM EST by cyborg543]
OP, I wouldn't worry about it

just be sitting there in your office holding an AR

tell the exterminator guys, "Like you, my business is death. I too exterminate the vermin from this world. And business is good."

say the last part in a whisper


BTW, thanks for not calling the office your "man cave"

that is an expression that was dreamed up by a metrosexual that had one too many mocha frappachinos that day and went into a trance of douchebaggyness

the fact that women find the concept and expression acceptable shows how wrong it is

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:54:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Put a big doily over it.


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:55:21 AM EST
Things are almost always stolen by people that know they are there.



There is only one way for people to know something is there. They see it, or hear about it.


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:12:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Things are almost always stolen by people that know they are there.



There is only one way for people to know something is there. They see it, or hear about it.








Yep!
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:14:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By far_right:
only 600lbs?


That safe actually isn't mine. I am safe sitting for a buddy while he is deployed. I couldn't bare his stuff sitting in storage somewhere lol. Hell, I even cleaned his shit for him too
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:15:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By hsracer201:
Originally Posted By MACD:
paint it white and stick refrigerator magnets and kids drawings on it


Ya know.... that ain't half bad.


Agreed lol
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:18:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By JofoShootin:
Originally Posted By JaxsonRaine:
Originally Posted By SCW:
Originally Posted By JofoShootin:
Jesus H Christ. Buncha paranoid motherf*ckers.


LOL, I am on the other side of this. No way in hell I'm letting some dude see that stuff just because he's working for a large company or because he spelled the name on his shirt correctly. Even if the risk is small, why not make it less? Why not keep such things minimized?

Some stuff is private. Period.


IMO, the more private, the better.


Security through obscurity doesn't work and is a pet peeve of mine. If you have something worth a "professional" thief's time to take, they have other, less costly and more reliable ways of locating targets. And a thief of opportunity, like a shady exterminator, isn't going to mess with a safe, regardless of what's in it.

It just irks me when people seem to try to prove how tacticool they are by displaying the most paranoia about where the boogey-man is gonna jump out on them. Good lord. By all means, be prepared, but live your life. Every shadow isn't gonna jump out and get ya! I can only chuckle when my liberal friends take jabs at me about how paranoid and "scared of everything" gun owners must be...because it's true.



Not Tacticool at all, just a guy with lots money (for me) invested in some stuff. I don't trust people I don't know and do not advertise what I have and where it is. So I sure as shit don't just let folks in that have no business being there.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:18:28 AM EST
paint it pink and put an elephant trunk on it.

nobody will ever notice it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:19:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By cyborg543:
OP, I wouldn't worry about it

just be sitting there in your office holding an AR

tell the exterminator guys, "Like you, my business is death. I too exterminate the vermin from this world. And business is good."

say the last part in a whisper


BTW, thanks for not calling the office your "man cave"

that is an expression that was dreamed up by a metrosexual that had one too many mocha frappachinos that day and went into a trance of douchebaggyness

the fact that women find the concept and expression acceptable shows how wrong it is



I hate that term 'Man Cave", fucking HATE IT!

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:19:58 AM EST
So you don't want the guy to come back and rob? Yeah good idea, be shady and not let him in a room. I'm sure if he was up to no good, he wouldn't think anything valuable was in there.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:25:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By captblue1:
So you don't want the guy to come back and rob? Yeah good idea, be shady and not let him in a room. I'm sure if he was up to no good, he wouldn't think anything valuable was in there.


Yeah, I get that as well.

I am insured for everything as it is but...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:27:40 AM EST
Just slip a cardboard box over it. Like a reefer box. Put some junk on top to add to the effect.
Camouflage is the name of the game.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:27:53 AM EST
man cave, man cave, man cave.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:30:09 AM EST
Will a refrigerator box fit over it?

If so your could probaly come up with one at the Home Depot or maybe drop by and appliance outlet.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:30:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:
man cave, man cave, man cave.


You shut your whore mouth

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 9:58:59 AM EST
So I don't to make my office a choke point for bugs so I am thinking of either putting all my ammo into one safe and relocating all guns to a seperate safe. That would only leave the safes visible.

or

While they are secured, I am thinking of moving my safes and the ammo out for the guy. Lots of work though and short on time.

Not messing with the 600lb safe.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:13:56 AM EST
1)take all gun stuff out of safe and hide at brother's house
2)fill safe with gay porn
3)leave safe door open while he is there spraying so he can see safe contains only gay porn
4)after he leaves, dispose of gay porn and fill safe back up with gun stuff

problem solved
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:14:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 10:15:20 AM EST by BillyDoubleU]
Originally Posted By bg10:
1)take all gun stuff out of safe and hide at brother's house
2)fill safe with gay porn
3)leave safe door open while he is there spraying so he can see safe contains only gay porn
4)after he leaves, dispose of gay porn and fill safe back up with gun stuff

problem solved


Why am I getting rid of the gay porn after that?










Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:35:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:38:48 AM EST
I wouldn't let him in there. Spray that room yourself. I've had lots of work done on my house recently I always just lock up the gun room, no fuss no muss.
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